When you pay for something, you don’t expect there to be something wrong with it.
Which is why one mum was left feeling rather disappointed when she noticed an error on a product she recently purchased from Home Bargains.
After nipping into the store to stock up on some bits in preparation for the festive season, she spotted a mistake on the letter from Santa that came with the Christmas Eve box she got.
On closer inspection of the letter, which is intended to tell children how good they’ve been all year long, the mum realised the word Christmas was missing an ‘M’.
The end of the letter is signed off with the words “Merry Christmas”, but it appears there is a blank space where the ‘M’ should be in Christmas.
Frustrated with the blunder, she took to the Extreme Couponing and Bargains UK Facebook group to warn others about it.
She said: “Popped in to Home Bargains this morning to pick up one of the Christmas Eve boxes I saw on here and had a look inside… typing error on Santa letter making it unusable.
“Leven Home Bargains, my just be a dodgy batch.”
Many fellow Facebook users suggested the mum simply solve the problem by adding in the missing letter herself with a pen or stickers – but she wasn’t very keen on this suggestion.
The woman later updated her post to inform people of her thoughts on this, writing: “Yeah I could just put an M on but when paying for an item you shouldn’t have to finish the job the shop should do.
“Also not everyone may notice so was to warn other people who have brought it, wouldn’t want their kids reading a letter that has a mistake on it.”
This isn’t the only festive fail people have spotted in the shops recently.
A different mum noticed an error on a Disney Christmas decoration currently being sold in Primark.
On a Dumbo ornament meant to celebrate a baby’s first Christmas, the word Christmas was spelt incorrectly.
The £5 grey spinning decoration, which features a mini Dumbo the elephant figurine, instead reads “Baby’s first Chirstmas”.
Not exactly ideal.