It goes without saying, when making a purchase, ‘look before you buy’, is a sentiment which cannot be stressed enough.
Failure to do so could mean you potentially end up with a faulty product, the wrong item or phallic-shaped groceries, aimed at adults which you’ve unknowingly served up to your kids.
The last one is a doozy and you’re probably thinking to yourself ‘I’m not so absent-minded I’d be making a mistake like that’.
24-year-old mother of two, Rebecca Brett, probably thought the same thing when she was shopping for her family.
Yet, unfortunately, she fell victim to a case of ‘wasn’t paying attention when I should’ve been’ when her three-year-old daughter, Ava, asked for a bag of ‘smiley-face’ pasta.
She thought the pasta was shaped like smiley faces. As it turns out, they were shaped to look like something completely different.
It was only after she’d cooked and served them to Ava, as well as her seven-month-old sister, Emilia, she noticed something ‘odd’ about the pasta.
‘Odd’ in the fact the pasta was shaped like a penis!
I’ve got so many questions here, first: How did you not notice the pasta was penis-shaped? I can accept you may have missed it while you were shopping but surely you would’ve seen it when you were cooking?
The mother of two, from Dunstable, said she only realised what she’d served up for her daughters as they were enjoying their meal – turns out, the X-rated pasta was meant for hen-do parties.
I was mortified when I saw what I’d done. It was a hectic morning and I just bought it without thinking.
When I saw Ava with the tiny penis in her hand, my heart sank, but I quickly burst into hysterical laughter at my blunder!
Managing to see the funny side of things she posted her pasta-gaffe on Facebook, which has since gone on to receive 340,000 likes and 176,000 shares, at the time of writing.
On her Facebook page she wrote:
Okay so the Mum of the Year award most definitely does not go to me today..
Wandered down to the market and Ava begged me for some “smiley face” pasta she saw. So I bought it, cooked it for the girls for lunch today..
Thought it looked a bit odd, re-looked at the bag and IT’S ONLY BLOODY PENIS PASTA How could I not even realise even while cooking it?! So my 3 year old and 7 month old are currently sat eating a bowl of dicks for their lunch. Life.
Admittedly, Rebbecca made a huge mistake, but let’s not crucify her for it. Being a parent is incredibly hard!
Luckily she’s got a good sense of humour too.
I wonder if this guy saw penis-shaped pasta in the future:
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