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Man finds dead bird sewn into slipper
upi ^ | March. 10, 2013

Posted on 03/10/2013 8:52:52 AM PDT by JoeProBono

BLACKBURN, England, - A British man said he discovered a dead bird sewn inside a pair of slippers he recently bought from a Primark store in Blackburn.

Jonathan Gregory, 27, said he had been wearing the slippers for about a month -- he bought them in January -- when he made the discovery, The Sun reported Sunday.

He said he noticed something rubbing against his foot in one of the slippers and initially thought it was a piece of plastic, but then saw that it was a beak attached to a head.

Gregory cut through the lining of the slipper and found the rest of the bird.

"The worst thing was I was in the middle of making my tea when I found it -- it put me off my pork chops I was so disgusted," he said.

"I've even put my bare feet in those slippers after I've had a bath," Gregory said. "I washed my feet with bleach after I found that bird -- who knows what diseases it has?"

Gregory brought the slippers back to the Primark store where he bought them and was given a refund.

"Primark cares about its customers very much. The company is carrying out an urgent and detailed investigation and apologises to the customer concerned for any distress caused," a Primark spokesman said

The store said, however, that "the last recorded sale of the product in question was in Blackburn was over a year ago."

Gregory said: "I can't believe I've only been given a 4 pound ($5.97) refund, it's outrageous. And now they're trying to say I bought them a year ago. I think I'd remember if I'd had them a whole year."


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1 posted on 03/10/2013 8:52:52 AM PDT by JoeProBono
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To: JoeProBono

Pining


2 posted on 03/10/2013 8:55:33 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: JoeProBono

“The worst thing was I was in the middle of making my tea when I found it — it put me off my pork chops I was so disgusted,” he said.


This is something only a Brit would say, having lived in the UK, this line made me laugh out loud!


3 posted on 03/10/2013 8:59:04 AM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse (Why do you need a fire extinguisher when you can call the fire department?)
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To: JoeProBono

He isn’t aware of British customs? A bird in the shoe, an eel in the knickers, and a spider in the hat.


4 posted on 03/10/2013 9:00:04 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: JoeProBono

Bloody hell!
Nothing would put me off my pork chops.


5 posted on 03/10/2013 9:00:21 AM PDT by mylife (Story Of My Life)
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To: JoeProBono

Tweets for feets.


6 posted on 03/10/2013 9:02:00 AM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: mnehring

He isn’t aware of British customs? A bird in the shoe, an eel in the knickers, and a spider in the hat.


Say, is that an eel in your knickers or are you happy to...oh...it is an eel. Never mind.


7 posted on 03/10/2013 9:03:49 AM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse (Why do you need a fire extinguisher when you can call the fire department?)
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To: JoeProBono

There was a time when LL Bean duck shoes were considered the height of yuppie fashion...


8 posted on 03/10/2013 9:03:53 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: JoeProBono

At least it wasn’t bunnyslippers...


9 posted on 03/10/2013 9:05:52 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Vendetta))
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To: mnehring

Kippers in your knickers would be a shock.


10 posted on 03/10/2013 9:16:08 AM PDT by mylife (Story Of My Life)
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To: Rides_A_Red_Horse
My Hovercraft is full of eel's
11 posted on 03/10/2013 9:18:40 AM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: JoeProBono

A bird in the foot is worth two in the tush.


12 posted on 03/10/2013 9:19:46 AM PDT by bunkerhill7 ("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Marchione.)
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To: JoeProBono
Some poor Chinese worker lost his lunch over this. No he wasn't ill. The bird was supposed to be his lunch.
13 posted on 03/10/2013 9:21:09 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Choose one: the yellow and black flag of the Tea Party or the white flag of the Republican Party.)
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To: JoeProBono

They were probably Goodyear Wingfoot promotional slippers.


14 posted on 03/10/2013 9:21:35 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip

They weren’t redwing work slippers.


15 posted on 03/10/2013 9:23:07 AM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: JoeProBono; martin_fierro; Charles Henrickson

It’s a good thing he got rid of them before he got pigeon-toed or developed crow’s feet.

Who could blame him though when he stormed into the shop & flipped them the bird...


16 posted on 03/10/2013 9:28:28 AM PDT by mikrofon (Not to mention the fowl foot odor...)
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To: JoeProBono

If he didn’t notice the smell first, his feet must stink all by themselves....


17 posted on 03/10/2013 9:32:44 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright
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To: mylife

They might have been standard union “featherbedding” slippers.


18 posted on 03/10/2013 9:33:52 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: JoeProBono

Maybe Weather Bird shoes. They sponsored Pinky Lee. I can’t believe I remembered that.


19 posted on 03/10/2013 9:34:07 AM PDT by Starstruck (I need a 30 round magazine because liberal whine gives me a buzz.)
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To: mnehring

20 posted on 03/10/2013 9:36:28 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Rides_A_Red_Horse
Woulda put me off my bangers and mash.


21 posted on 03/10/2013 9:38:30 AM PDT by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: Uncle Chip

Typical shoddy Union crap!


22 posted on 03/10/2013 9:42:32 AM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Starstruck
http://i.imgur.com/L9omeuK.jpg


23 posted on 03/10/2013 9:43:47 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono
It's nesting season. Birds will build in the strangest of places. Has PETA been called yet?


24 posted on 03/10/2013 9:45:54 AM PDT by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: mikrofon

From parakeet to parafeet. Birds of the same feather slipper together-—or ‘ sumptin’ like dat’.


25 posted on 03/10/2013 9:46:01 AM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: JoeProBono

Obviously a “cheep” pair of shoes..


26 posted on 03/10/2013 9:53:15 AM PDT by howlinhound (Live your life so that, when you get up in the morning, Satan says, "Oh Crap!..He's awake" - Unknown)
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To: Daffynition

27 posted on 03/10/2013 9:54:26 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: bunkerhill7
A bird in the shoe is worth two in the loo.

Leni

28 posted on 03/10/2013 9:58:21 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: JoeProBono
I'm stickin' to my idea...and that's all there is to it. :)


29 posted on 03/10/2013 9:58:40 AM PDT by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: howlinhound
Bad! HAHAHA!


30 posted on 03/10/2013 10:02:42 AM PDT by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: JoeProBono

Now why does this make me think of Monty Python`s “Dead Parrot” skit?


31 posted on 03/10/2013 10:05:59 AM PDT by nomad
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To: Daffynition

32 posted on 03/10/2013 10:10:18 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono
And in a related story:
Man Finds Hippo in His Wife's Pajamas
NEWS at 11.
33 posted on 03/10/2013 10:14:07 AM PDT by lbryce (BHO:"Now, I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds by way Oppenheiner at Trinity NM)
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To: Starstruck
Yoo hoo, it's me, My name is Pinky Lee. I skip and run with lots of fun For every he and she. It's plain to see That you can tell it's me With my checkered hat And my checkered coat, The funny giggle in my throat And my silly dance Like a billy goat. Put 'em all together, Put 'em all together, And it's whooooo? PINKY LEE

Whoa! I can't even remember things that happened last week.

34 posted on 03/10/2013 10:36:15 AM PDT by Starstruck (I need a 30 round magazine because liberal whine gives me a buzz.)
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To: JoeProBono

Sounds like muslim crap.


35 posted on 03/10/2013 11:05:52 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: Starstruck
PINKY LEE

STAGGER LEE


36 posted on 03/10/2013 11:16:19 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

Take a look at the slippers and Mr. Gregory here:
http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/4833911/I-found-dead-bird-in-my-Primark-slippers.html

I think he’s looking for his 15 minutes of fame, and wouldn’t be surprised if he sues Primark, looking for easy money. I work in retail, and I can’t begin to tell you the bizarre stories our customers come up with when they’re trying to make a quick buck off of the store I work for (which, by the way, they usually get). The more outrageous the story, the less likely I am to believe it.


37 posted on 03/10/2013 11:32:47 AM PDT by FamiliarFace
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To: FamiliarFace

38 posted on 03/10/2013 11:41:03 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono
Their own warming lamp!


39 posted on 03/10/2013 2:01:45 PM PDT by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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