Skip to comments.Man finds dead bird sewn into slipper
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."
“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!
He isn’t aware of British customs? A bird in the shoe, an eel in the knickers, and a spider in the hat.
Nothing would put me off my pork chops.
Tweets for feets.
He isnt 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.
There was a time when LL Bean duck shoes were considered the height of yuppie fashion...
At least it wasn’t bunnyslippers...
Kippers in your knickers would be a shock.
A bird in the foot is worth two in the tush.
They were probably Goodyear Wingfoot promotional slippers.
They weren’t redwing work slippers.
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...
If he didn’t notice the smell first, his feet must stink all by themselves....
They might have been standard union “featherbedding” slippers.
Maybe Weather Bird shoes. They sponsored Pinky Lee. I can’t believe I remembered that.
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