Packet of pasta I bought from Tesco had infestation of weevil bugs in it too

GRIM DISCOVERY: Mary Randall bought a packet of dried pasta with weevils in it

GRIM DISCOVERY: Mary Randall bought a packet of dried pasta with weevils in it

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A WOMAN with chronic fatigue has said she was disgusted after finding hundreds of black bugs crawling inside a packet of pasta she recently bought.

Mary Randall made the revolting discovery on Saturday after buying the bag of fusilli from the Tesco in Salisbury.

The 60 year old from Ringwood has no idea how the infestation of weevil bugs got into the 500g bag of Cook Italian pasta.

She said: “The whole packet of pasta was alive with hundreds of horrible black bugs crawling around. “I have no idea how they got inside, but it really makes my skin crawl.

“I’m not impressed that they have managed to get through the packaging.

“Some of the creatures are half an inch long, so they are very noticeable.”

Mary will be complaining to Tesco, but said she is not well enough to return the packet of pasta herself to the Salisbury store.

The ME sufferer said she is concerned other packets of pasta could also contain the creatures – it is the second such case reported by the Daily Echo in a week.

She added: “I’m not the first person this has happened to, but I want to make sure other people are aware this is happening because it’s really disgusting.”

A Tesco spokesperson said: “As soon as the item is returned to the store we’ll conduct a thorough investigation with the supplier and will, of course, keep the customer updated with the findings.”

A spokesman for Cook Italian, the company which makes the pasta, said: “Our key desire is to reassure your readers that all our products are made to very high quality standards, so they should not be concerned that this is normal.

Equally, though, we all have to accept that natural products attract natural issues from time to time but, that said, our processes are set up to eradicate all of these which are within our control to do so.”

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7:19am Tue 29 Oct 13

alasdair1967 says...

From the storm of the century back to weevils,slow news day then
From the storm of the century back to weevils,slow news day then alasdair1967
  • Score: 18

7:53am Tue 29 Oct 13

pmstevens1 says...

This is not unusual. I bought a pack of rice, that was full of weevils, about a year ago from Morrisons in Verwood( I live in Ferndown) on phoning, I was asked to return it for a refund . They were very offhand when they gave me my money back. I told them they ought to remove the other packs that were for sale for checking but they certainly were in no rush to do that. I told my son in Florida about this and his words were " Mum, you'd have a job out here to find a pack without weevils in it!"
This is not unusual. I bought a pack of rice, that was full of weevils, about a year ago from Morrisons in Verwood( I live in Ferndown) on phoning, I was asked to return it for a refund . They were very offhand when they gave me my money back. I told them they ought to remove the other packs that were for sale for checking but they certainly were in no rush to do that. I told my son in Florida about this and his words were " Mum, you'd have a job out here to find a pack without weevils in it!" pmstevens1
  • Score: 10

8:03am Tue 29 Oct 13

we-shall-see says...

Yawn! ............
Yawn! ............ we-shall-see
  • Score: 13

8:07am Tue 29 Oct 13

djd says...

Your readers will get chronic fatigue reading such stupid stories. Move on Echo, surely there is some real news out there to report.
Your readers will get chronic fatigue reading such stupid stories. Move on Echo, surely there is some real news out there to report. djd
  • Score: 24

8:10am Tue 29 Oct 13

MrPitiful says...

What is the connection/relevance between the weevils and this lady having ME/Chronic fatigue.

I'm not doubting the existence of her condition or its effects on her life but why is it highlighted here? Surely not a sympathy-gainer?

Anyway. they are only weevils. Hardly gonna kill anyone.

Now false black widow spiders - they're in a different league and we haven't had an Echo story about them for ooohhh... at least a week!!
What is the connection/relevance between the weevils and this lady having ME/Chronic fatigue. I'm not doubting the existence of her condition or its effects on her life but why is it highlighted here? Surely not a sympathy-gainer? Anyway. they are only weevils. Hardly gonna kill anyone. Now false black widow spiders - they're in a different league and we haven't had an Echo story about them for ooohhh... at least a week!! MrPitiful
  • Score: 34

8:15am Tue 29 Oct 13

user_name says...

No more of these attention grabbing, compensation seeking tales of woe please. Anyone else agree or is it just me that's tired of these pathetic stories?
No more of these attention grabbing, compensation seeking tales of woe please. Anyone else agree or is it just me that's tired of these pathetic stories? user_name
  • Score: 41

8:15am Tue 29 Oct 13

nickynoodah says...

Disgusting. Its made the ladies chin go a funny shape.
put a false widow spider in the packet
he will gobble them all up for you
that's what spiders are for you know.
Disgusting. Its made the ladies chin go a funny shape. put a false widow spider in the packet he will gobble them all up for you that's what spiders are for you know. nickynoodah
  • Score: 5

8:34am Tue 29 Oct 13

SnakeDoc says...

I am tired of people using their medical conditions to try and secure some more compensation / sympathy.

There are some people who have a disability / ailment / disease etc and get on with their lives, don't let it become what defines them.

There are other people who feel that the world owes them a favour and cannot go a day without bringing it up and attempt to use it to garner sympathy.

I will leave it to everyone's judgement as to what camp this lady falls into.

You found some weevils in some pasta. It's not the first time someone has and it certainly won't be the last, but well done, you found a hook to get yourself in the paper. Kudos!
I am tired of people using their medical conditions to try and secure some more compensation / sympathy. There are some people who have a disability / ailment / disease etc and get on with their lives, don't let it become what defines them. There are other people who feel that the world owes them a favour and cannot go a day without bringing it up and attempt to use it to garner sympathy. I will leave it to everyone's judgement as to what camp this lady falls into. You found some weevils in some pasta. It's not the first time someone has and it certainly won't be the last, but well done, you found a hook to get yourself in the paper. Kudos! SnakeDoc
  • Score: 28

8:40am Tue 29 Oct 13

Lord gungedin of Ferndown says...

Utterly pathetic! Get a life and stop looking for sympathy, compensation and presumably both. Typical Daily Echo drivel!
Utterly pathetic! Get a life and stop looking for sympathy, compensation and presumably both. Typical Daily Echo drivel! Lord gungedin of Ferndown
  • Score: 24

8:41am Tue 29 Oct 13

LordLilliput says...

THE EVIL WEEVIL BUGS PART II.. The drama continues..
THE EVIL WEEVIL BUGS PART II.. The drama continues.. LordLilliput
  • Score: 13

8:43am Tue 29 Oct 13

Baysider says...

So she was fit and well enough to get to the shop to buy them but not to return them as per their request. Next step....sad photo in the Echo rather than let the company or her local environmental health people know. I wonder what could be driving this...?
So she was fit and well enough to get to the shop to buy them but not to return them as per their request. Next step....sad photo in the Echo rather than let the company or her local environmental health people know. I wonder what could be driving this...? Baysider
  • Score: 21

8:43am Tue 29 Oct 13

skydriver says...

You may well get more sympathy from Tesco than the newspaper, or is this to try to get a little something more, ie, picture in the paper
You may well get more sympathy from Tesco than the newspaper, or is this to try to get a little something more, ie, picture in the paper skydriver
  • Score: 18

8:45am Tue 29 Oct 13

smhinto says...

Here we effing well go again. More nonsense reporting.
.
I noticed that my sighting of a hedgehog in my garden recently did not get printed despite informing the Echo of this rare event !!
Here we effing well go again. More nonsense reporting. . I noticed that my sighting of a hedgehog in my garden recently did not get printed despite informing the Echo of this rare event !! smhinto
  • Score: 20

8:48am Tue 29 Oct 13

Paul. A says...

Too tired to return the pasta but yet full of energy to come crying to the Echo...
Too tired to return the pasta but yet full of energy to come crying to the Echo... Paul. A
  • Score: 25

8:52am Tue 29 Oct 13

LordLilliput says...

user_name wrote:
No more of these attention grabbing, compensation seeking tales of woe please. Anyone else agree or is it just me that's tired of these pathetic stories?
I think you'll find you're in the vast majority!
[quote][p][bold]user_name[/bold] wrote: No more of these attention grabbing, compensation seeking tales of woe please. Anyone else agree or is it just me that's tired of these pathetic stories?[/p][/quote]I think you'll find you're in the vast majority! LordLilliput
  • Score: 17

8:54am Tue 29 Oct 13

nothingtofear says...

When we were kids, my mum always sieved any flour that she bought as it was quite usual to find weevils (we lived in the Middle East). Needless to say, my brother and I have never been able to eat bread since as we were so traumatised. Oh, wait a minute, we weren't.
When we were kids, my mum always sieved any flour that she bought as it was quite usual to find weevils (we lived in the Middle East). Needless to say, my brother and I have never been able to eat bread since as we were so traumatised. Oh, wait a minute, we weren't. nothingtofear
  • Score: 20

8:59am Tue 29 Oct 13

LordLilliput says...

How about this for an idea..

The Echo always claim they welcome our feedback so why not give them some?

Using the thumbs:

Do you think this story is newsworthy and of interest to it's readers?
How about this for an idea.. The Echo always claim they welcome our feedback so why not give them some? Using the thumbs: Do you think this story is newsworthy and of interest to it's readers? LordLilliput
  • Score: -48

9:06am Tue 29 Oct 13

jeebuscripes says...

These stories are giving me chronic fatigue.
These stories are giving me chronic fatigue. jeebuscripes
  • Score: 15

9:22am Tue 29 Oct 13

Lord Parkstone says...

Im feeling very hard done by almost to the point of being robbed. I bought 2 packets of pasta from tesco and when I opened them there was no weevils in it at all and im disappointed. Maybe I should contact the echo.......
Im feeling very hard done by almost to the point of being robbed. I bought 2 packets of pasta from tesco and when I opened them there was no weevils in it at all and im disappointed. Maybe I should contact the echo....... Lord Parkstone
  • Score: 28

9:23am Tue 29 Oct 13

Controversial But True says...

skydriver wrote:
You may well get more sympathy from Tesco than the newspaper, or is this to try to get a little something more, ie, picture in the paper
Every little helps!
[quote][p][bold]skydriver[/bold] wrote: You may well get more sympathy from Tesco than the newspaper, or is this to try to get a little something more, ie, picture in the paper[/p][/quote]Every little helps! Controversial But True
  • Score: 2

9:25am Tue 29 Oct 13

ranger_bob says...

“Some of the creatures are half an inch long, so they are very noticeable.” - how come she didn't notice them when she picked the packet up then?
“Some of the creatures are half an inch long, so they are very noticeable.” - how come she didn't notice them when she picked the packet up then? ranger_bob
  • Score: 16

9:44am Tue 29 Oct 13

John T says...

Lord Parkstone wrote:
Im feeling very hard done by almost to the point of being robbed. I bought 2 packets of pasta from tesco and when I opened them there was no weevils in it at all and im disappointed. Maybe I should contact the echo.......
See no weevil, speak no weevil!
[quote][p][bold]Lord Parkstone[/bold] wrote: Im feeling very hard done by almost to the point of being robbed. I bought 2 packets of pasta from tesco and when I opened them there was no weevils in it at all and im disappointed. Maybe I should contact the echo.......[/p][/quote]See no weevil, speak no weevil! John T
  • Score: 20

9:51am Tue 29 Oct 13

nickynoodah says...

Separate the weasel's from the pasta
and make some gravy with them
who nose it could be the tastiest gravy the world has ever known.
Separate the weasel's from the pasta and make some gravy with them who nose it could be the tastiest gravy the world has ever known. nickynoodah
  • Score: -1

9:57am Tue 29 Oct 13

InkZ says...

I DON'T CARE
I DON'T CARE InkZ
  • Score: 7

10:03am Tue 29 Oct 13

MrPitiful says...

Latest odds on the next "non-story" according to "INKBAR Bookmakers" of RIchmond Hill.

2/1 - Black Widow spider bit my kid & Council did nothing about it
3/1 - Accident on Wessex Way during sunny rush hour. Delays of 2 hours upwards. Town at standstill but police/highways agency can't do anything about it.
7/2 - Weevils in my pasta/flour/weetabix & Tesco did nothing about it.
4/1 - Fireworks are scaring my poodle and it's too early for shops to be flogging them and police won't do anything about it.
5/1 - Drugs raid in Boscombe. Terrible place & Dave Wells won't do anything about it.
5/1 - Tree fell on my house 2/3/4/5 days after storm & Council did nothing about it
5/1 - Ink Bar/Print Room launch new Xmas menu - £40 a pop for some manky turkey & all Echo hacks do something about it.
7/1 - Our house is getting damp, SKY TV has gone up, so we need to move as we & our 12 kids on the dole are getting bullied so somebody needs to do something about it
10/1 - Fight in town centre club/bar. Nobody knows anything about it.
12/1 - Halloween kids in witch costumes knocked oin my door and frightened me. Something should be done about it.
20/1 - Richmond Hill to be turned into giant Xmas Ski slope. £10 a go and S&D Leisure really do something about it.

E/w 1/4 odds a place.
Betting available online at www.needadecentheadl
ine.com
Minimum bet - same price as the paper version of the Echo. No refunds given for any dissatisfaction.
Latest odds on the next "non-story" according to "INKBAR Bookmakers" of RIchmond Hill. 2/1 - Black Widow spider bit my kid & Council did nothing about it 3/1 - Accident on Wessex Way during sunny rush hour. Delays of 2 hours upwards. Town at standstill but police/highways agency can't do anything about it. 7/2 - Weevils in my pasta/flour/weetabix & Tesco did nothing about it. 4/1 - Fireworks are scaring my poodle and it's too early for shops to be flogging them and police won't do anything about it. 5/1 - Drugs raid in Boscombe. Terrible place & Dave Wells won't do anything about it. 5/1 - Tree fell on my house 2/3/4/5 days after storm & Council did nothing about it 5/1 - Ink Bar/Print Room launch new Xmas menu - £40 a pop for some manky turkey & all Echo hacks do something about it. 7/1 - Our house is getting damp, SKY TV has gone up, so we need to move as we & our 12 kids on the dole are getting bullied so somebody needs to do something about it 10/1 - Fight in town centre club/bar. Nobody knows anything about it. 12/1 - Halloween kids in witch costumes knocked oin my door and frightened me. Something should be done about it. 20/1 - Richmond Hill to be turned into giant Xmas Ski slope. £10 a go and S&D Leisure really do something about it. E/w 1/4 odds a place. Betting available online at www.needadecentheadl ine.com Minimum bet - same price as the paper version of the Echo. No refunds given for any dissatisfaction. MrPitiful
  • Score: 37

10:04am Tue 29 Oct 13

John T says...

nickynoodah wrote:
Separate the weasel's from the pasta
and make some gravy with them
who nose it could be the tastiest gravy the world has ever known.
I think you will find that most Bournemouth Councillors have already found that Weasley,s gravy strain is' probably the best gravy in the world'!
[quote][p][bold]nickynoodah[/bold] wrote: Separate the weasel's from the pasta and make some gravy with them who nose it could be the tastiest gravy the world has ever known.[/p][/quote]I think you will find that most Bournemouth Councillors have already found that Weasley,s gravy strain is' probably the best gravy in the world'! John T
  • Score: 7

10:10am Tue 29 Oct 13

Lord Spring says...

LordLilliput wrote:
How about this for an idea..

The Echo always claim they welcome our feedback so why not give them some?

Using the thumbs:

Do you think this story is newsworthy and of interest to it's readers?
So your feed back has been welcomed aswell,

I hope you are not the last defender, you know what that means.
[quote][p][bold]LordLilliput[/bold] wrote: How about this for an idea.. The Echo always claim they welcome our feedback so why not give them some? Using the thumbs: Do you think this story is newsworthy and of interest to it's readers?[/p][/quote]So your feed back has been welcomed aswell, I hope you are not the last defender, you know what that means. Lord Spring
  • Score: 0

10:29am Tue 29 Oct 13

BarrHumbug says...

Hey Echo.

My mum found a squashed bluebottle fly on the bottom of a Marsh Mallow about 30yrs ago. Back then we just flicked it off and carried on but now in hindsight I think I might be suffering post traumatic stress. How would you like to run a story on it. I can provide my own grumpy photo?
Hey Echo. My mum found a squashed bluebottle fly on the bottom of a Marsh Mallow about 30yrs ago. Back then we just flicked it off and carried on but now in hindsight I think I might be suffering post traumatic stress. How would you like to run a story on it. I can provide my own grumpy photo? BarrHumbug
  • Score: 13

10:41am Tue 29 Oct 13

LordLilliput says...

MrPitiful wrote:
Latest odds on the next "non-story" according to "INKBAR Bookmakers" of RIchmond Hill.

2/1 - Black Widow spider bit my kid & Council did nothing about it
3/1 - Accident on Wessex Way during sunny rush hour. Delays of 2 hours upwards. Town at standstill but police/highways agency can't do anything about it.
7/2 - Weevils in my pasta/flour/weetabix & Tesco did nothing about it.
4/1 - Fireworks are scaring my poodle and it's too early for shops to be flogging them and police won't do anything about it.
5/1 - Drugs raid in Boscombe. Terrible place & Dave Wells won't do anything about it.
5/1 - Tree fell on my house 2/3/4/5 days after storm & Council did nothing about it
5/1 - Ink Bar/Print Room launch new Xmas menu - £40 a pop for some manky turkey & all Echo hacks do something about it.
7/1 - Our house is getting damp, SKY TV has gone up, so we need to move as we & our 12 kids on the dole are getting bullied so somebody needs to do something about it
10/1 - Fight in town centre club/bar. Nobody knows anything about it.
12/1 - Halloween kids in witch costumes knocked oin my door and frightened me. Something should be done about it.
20/1 - Richmond Hill to be turned into giant Xmas Ski slope. £10 a go and S&D Leisure really do something about it.

E/w 1/4 odds a place.
Betting available online at www.needadecentheadl

ine.com
Minimum bet - same price as the paper version of the Echo. No refunds given for any dissatisfaction.
Funniest comment in months! Brilliant!!
[quote][p][bold]MrPitiful[/bold] wrote: Latest odds on the next "non-story" according to "INKBAR Bookmakers" of RIchmond Hill. 2/1 - Black Widow spider bit my kid & Council did nothing about it 3/1 - Accident on Wessex Way during sunny rush hour. Delays of 2 hours upwards. Town at standstill but police/highways agency can't do anything about it. 7/2 - Weevils in my pasta/flour/weetabix & Tesco did nothing about it. 4/1 - Fireworks are scaring my poodle and it's too early for shops to be flogging them and police won't do anything about it. 5/1 - Drugs raid in Boscombe. Terrible place & Dave Wells won't do anything about it. 5/1 - Tree fell on my house 2/3/4/5 days after storm & Council did nothing about it 5/1 - Ink Bar/Print Room launch new Xmas menu - £40 a pop for some manky turkey & all Echo hacks do something about it. 7/1 - Our house is getting damp, SKY TV has gone up, so we need to move as we & our 12 kids on the dole are getting bullied so somebody needs to do something about it 10/1 - Fight in town centre club/bar. Nobody knows anything about it. 12/1 - Halloween kids in witch costumes knocked oin my door and frightened me. Something should be done about it. 20/1 - Richmond Hill to be turned into giant Xmas Ski slope. £10 a go and S&D Leisure really do something about it. E/w 1/4 odds a place. Betting available online at www.needadecentheadl ine.com Minimum bet - same price as the paper version of the Echo. No refunds given for any dissatisfaction.[/p][/quote]Funniest comment in months! Brilliant!! LordLilliput
  • Score: 13

10:52am Tue 29 Oct 13

nickynoodah says...

weird sense of humour george
weird sense of humour george nickynoodah
  • Score: -6

11:21am Tue 29 Oct 13

Just_Sayin' says...

Oh, for goodness sake...
Oh, for goodness sake... Just_Sayin'
  • Score: 1

11:50am Tue 29 Oct 13

Blob01 says...

Thats nothing, I found a horse in my Pasta. ;)
Thats nothing, I found a horse in my Pasta. ;) Blob01
  • Score: 6

12:06pm Tue 29 Oct 13

Sheldon Cooper says...

LordLilliput wrote:
MrPitiful wrote: Latest odds on the next "non-story" according to "INKBAR Bookmakers" of RIchmond Hill. 2/1 - Black Widow spider bit my kid & Council did nothing about it 3/1 - Accident on Wessex Way during sunny rush hour. Delays of 2 hours upwards. Town at standstill but police/highways agency can't do anything about it. 7/2 - Weevils in my pasta/flour/weetabix & Tesco did nothing about it. 4/1 - Fireworks are scaring my poodle and it's too early for shops to be flogging them and police won't do anything about it. 5/1 - Drugs raid in Boscombe. Terrible place & Dave Wells won't do anything about it. 5/1 - Tree fell on my house 2/3/4/5 days after storm & Council did nothing about it 5/1 - Ink Bar/Print Room launch new Xmas menu - £40 a pop for some manky turkey & all Echo hacks do something about it. 7/1 - Our house is getting damp, SKY TV has gone up, so we need to move as we & our 12 kids on the dole are getting bullied so somebody needs to do something about it 10/1 - Fight in town centre club/bar. Nobody knows anything about it. 12/1 - Halloween kids in witch costumes knocked oin my door and frightened me. Something should be done about it. 20/1 - Richmond Hill to be turned into giant Xmas Ski slope. £10 a go and S&D Leisure really do something about it. E/w 1/4 odds a place. Betting available online at www.needadecentheadl ine.com Minimum bet - same price as the paper version of the Echo. No refunds given for any dissatisfaction.
Funniest comment in months! Brilliant!!
That and Blob01's about finding a horse in his pasta. Top marks all round.

The quality comments almost makes these stories worthwhile. Or do they....?
[quote][p][bold]LordLilliput[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MrPitiful[/bold] wrote: Latest odds on the next "non-story" according to "INKBAR Bookmakers" of RIchmond Hill. 2/1 - Black Widow spider bit my kid & Council did nothing about it 3/1 - Accident on Wessex Way during sunny rush hour. Delays of 2 hours upwards. Town at standstill but police/highways agency can't do anything about it. 7/2 - Weevils in my pasta/flour/weetabix & Tesco did nothing about it. 4/1 - Fireworks are scaring my poodle and it's too early for shops to be flogging them and police won't do anything about it. 5/1 - Drugs raid in Boscombe. Terrible place & Dave Wells won't do anything about it. 5/1 - Tree fell on my house 2/3/4/5 days after storm & Council did nothing about it 5/1 - Ink Bar/Print Room launch new Xmas menu - £40 a pop for some manky turkey & all Echo hacks do something about it. 7/1 - Our house is getting damp, SKY TV has gone up, so we need to move as we & our 12 kids on the dole are getting bullied so somebody needs to do something about it 10/1 - Fight in town centre club/bar. Nobody knows anything about it. 12/1 - Halloween kids in witch costumes knocked oin my door and frightened me. Something should be done about it. 20/1 - Richmond Hill to be turned into giant Xmas Ski slope. £10 a go and S&D Leisure really do something about it. E/w 1/4 odds a place. Betting available online at www.needadecentheadl ine.com Minimum bet - same price as the paper version of the Echo. No refunds given for any dissatisfaction.[/p][/quote]Funniest comment in months! Brilliant!![/p][/quote]That and Blob01's about finding a horse in his pasta. Top marks all round. The quality comments almost makes these stories worthwhile. Or do they....? Sheldon Cooper
  • Score: 5

12:20pm Tue 29 Oct 13

arti273 says...

If the Echo actually cared (or thought it's readers actually cared) about a conclusion then the photographer would have taken the pasta and arranged for it to be returned to the Tesco store and then print the follow up.

Imagine a newspaper with public interest at it's very heart...

Fortunately they realise that no-one cares and they will just move onto another item on the check list that MrPitiful has very kindly supplied for them.
If the Echo actually cared (or thought it's readers actually cared) about a conclusion then the photographer would have taken the pasta and arranged for it to be returned to the Tesco store and then print the follow up. Imagine a newspaper with public interest at it's very heart... Fortunately they realise that no-one cares and they will just move onto another item on the check list that MrPitiful has very kindly supplied for them. arti273
  • Score: 7

12:39pm Tue 29 Oct 13

ekimnoslen says...

alasdair1967 wrote:
From the storm of the century back to weevils,slow news day then
More protein for your money!
[quote][p][bold]alasdair1967[/bold] wrote: From the storm of the century back to weevils,slow news day then[/p][/quote]More protein for your money! ekimnoslen
  • Score: 4

1:10pm Tue 29 Oct 13

Mike_French says...

LordLilliput - I will have 65p on the nose at 5/1 "Tree fell on my house 2/3/4/5 days after storm and the Council did nothing about it" please.
Excellent post, by far the best in 2013.
LordLilliput - I will have 65p on the nose at 5/1 "Tree fell on my house 2/3/4/5 days after storm and the Council did nothing about it" please. Excellent post, by far the best in 2013. Mike_French
  • Score: 3

1:46pm Tue 29 Oct 13

cherrygood says...

I find these stories quite amusing and enjoy the attached comments. I do feel a tadge sorry for the sad souls who place their trivial stories before the Echo hoping for some sympathy from the paper and it's readership but instead take an absolute and deserved hammering. These people cannot be online Echo readers otherwise they wouldn't keep doing it.
I find these stories quite amusing and enjoy the attached comments. I do feel a tadge sorry for the sad souls who place their trivial stories before the Echo hoping for some sympathy from the paper and it's readership but instead take an absolute and deserved hammering. These people cannot be online Echo readers otherwise they wouldn't keep doing it. cherrygood
  • Score: 15

2:20pm Tue 29 Oct 13

HappyDaddy says...

cherrygood wrote:
I find these stories quite amusing and enjoy the attached comments. I do feel a tadge sorry for the sad souls who place their trivial stories before the Echo hoping for some sympathy from the paper and it's readership but instead take an absolute and deserved hammering. These people cannot be online Echo readers otherwise they wouldn't keep doing it.
Well said.
I too log in for the amusing comments. However, I'm finding too many trolls commenting nowadays who get a sense of satisfaction from posting nasty or rude comments.
[quote][p][bold]cherrygood[/bold] wrote: I find these stories quite amusing and enjoy the attached comments. I do feel a tadge sorry for the sad souls who place their trivial stories before the Echo hoping for some sympathy from the paper and it's readership but instead take an absolute and deserved hammering. These people cannot be online Echo readers otherwise they wouldn't keep doing it.[/p][/quote]Well said. I too log in for the amusing comments. However, I'm finding too many trolls commenting nowadays who get a sense of satisfaction from posting nasty or rude comments. HappyDaddy
  • Score: 1

2:30pm Tue 29 Oct 13

LordLilliput says...

Mike_French wrote:
LordLilliput - I will have 65p on the nose at 5/1 "Tree fell on my house 2/3/4/5 days after storm and the Council did nothing about it" please.
Excellent post, by far the best in 2013.
Just for the record I think it's MrPitiful's post you're referring to - I just quoted him, credit where credit's due.. :-)
[quote][p][bold]Mike_French[/bold] wrote: LordLilliput - I will have 65p on the nose at 5/1 "Tree fell on my house 2/3/4/5 days after storm and the Council did nothing about it" please. Excellent post, by far the best in 2013.[/p][/quote]Just for the record I think it's MrPitiful's post you're referring to - I just quoted him, credit where credit's due.. :-) LordLilliput
  • Score: 0

3:27pm Tue 29 Oct 13

Buddles says...

Can we have a picture of a cross looking weevil with its arms folded......please!
Can we have a picture of a cross looking weevil with its arms folded......please! Buddles
  • Score: 14

4:33pm Tue 29 Oct 13

poolebob says...

I bought a packet of weevils to feed my pet insects and found some pasta in it.

Should I complain to the Echo
I bought a packet of weevils to feed my pet insects and found some pasta in it. Should I complain to the Echo poolebob
  • Score: 9

4:35pm Tue 29 Oct 13

poolebob says...

MrPitiful wrote:
Latest odds on the next "non-story" according to "INKBAR Bookmakers" of RIchmond Hill.

2/1 - Black Widow spider bit my kid & Council did nothing about it
3/1 - Accident on Wessex Way during sunny rush hour. Delays of 2 hours upwards. Town at standstill but police/highways agency can't do anything about it.
7/2 - Weevils in my pasta/flour/weetabix & Tesco did nothing about it.
4/1 - Fireworks are scaring my poodle and it's too early for shops to be flogging them and police won't do anything about it.
5/1 - Drugs raid in Boscombe. Terrible place & Dave Wells won't do anything about it.
5/1 - Tree fell on my house 2/3/4/5 days after storm & Council did nothing about it
5/1 - Ink Bar/Print Room launch new Xmas menu - £40 a pop for some manky turkey & all Echo hacks do something about it.
7/1 - Our house is getting damp, SKY TV has gone up, so we need to move as we & our 12 kids on the dole are getting bullied so somebody needs to do something about it
10/1 - Fight in town centre club/bar. Nobody knows anything about it.
12/1 - Halloween kids in witch costumes knocked oin my door and frightened me. Something should be done about it.
20/1 - Richmond Hill to be turned into giant Xmas Ski slope. £10 a go and S&D Leisure really do something about it.

E/w 1/4 odds a place.
Betting available online at www.needadecentheadl

ine.com
Minimum bet - same price as the paper version of the Echo. No refunds given for any dissatisfaction.
You missed
Car crashes into Town Hall.
Oh Sorry that's for real
[quote][p][bold]MrPitiful[/bold] wrote: Latest odds on the next "non-story" according to "INKBAR Bookmakers" of RIchmond Hill. 2/1 - Black Widow spider bit my kid & Council did nothing about it 3/1 - Accident on Wessex Way during sunny rush hour. Delays of 2 hours upwards. Town at standstill but police/highways agency can't do anything about it. 7/2 - Weevils in my pasta/flour/weetabix & Tesco did nothing about it. 4/1 - Fireworks are scaring my poodle and it's too early for shops to be flogging them and police won't do anything about it. 5/1 - Drugs raid in Boscombe. Terrible place & Dave Wells won't do anything about it. 5/1 - Tree fell on my house 2/3/4/5 days after storm & Council did nothing about it 5/1 - Ink Bar/Print Room launch new Xmas menu - £40 a pop for some manky turkey & all Echo hacks do something about it. 7/1 - Our house is getting damp, SKY TV has gone up, so we need to move as we & our 12 kids on the dole are getting bullied so somebody needs to do something about it 10/1 - Fight in town centre club/bar. Nobody knows anything about it. 12/1 - Halloween kids in witch costumes knocked oin my door and frightened me. Something should be done about it. 20/1 - Richmond Hill to be turned into giant Xmas Ski slope. £10 a go and S&D Leisure really do something about it. E/w 1/4 odds a place. Betting available online at www.needadecentheadl ine.com Minimum bet - same price as the paper version of the Echo. No refunds given for any dissatisfaction.[/p][/quote]You missed Car crashes into Town Hall. Oh Sorry that's for real poolebob
  • Score: 3

7:35pm Tue 29 Oct 13

CC C-siders says...

poolebob wrote:
I bought a packet of weevils to feed my pet insects and found some pasta in it.

Should I complain to the Echo
Brilliant!
I found traces of Zebra in the bar code at Tesco's.
[quote][p][bold]poolebob[/bold] wrote: I bought a packet of weevils to feed my pet insects and found some pasta in it. Should I complain to the Echo[/p][/quote]Brilliant! I found traces of Zebra in the bar code at Tesco's. CC C-siders
  • Score: 7

11:29pm Tue 29 Oct 13

Palantir says...

I do have to ask at this point: Does the Echo publish these stories because they think they're actually newsworthy, or because they know how stupid the whole thing is and want to ensure the individuals involved make a total idiot of themselves in public?

Story: Something that happened to someone else happened to me at about the same time. It was probably a bad batch of the same product and the shop are looking into what happened to try and stop it happening again, which is all they can do.

Get over it!
I do have to ask at this point: Does the Echo publish these stories because they think they're actually newsworthy, or because they know how stupid the whole thing is and want to ensure the individuals involved make a total idiot of themselves in public? Story: Something that happened to someone else happened to me at about the same time. It was probably a bad batch of the same product and the shop are looking into what happened to try and stop it happening again, which is all they can do. Get over it! Palantir
  • Score: 7

9:35am Wed 30 Oct 13

Dorset Logic says...

Copy Cat crime
Copy Cat crime Dorset Logic
  • Score: 3

8:15pm Thu 31 Oct 13

nigelperkins says...

oiy hold on ....just look at her evil weevil left eye........thats almost as scary as the folded arms!!!
oiy hold on ....just look at her evil weevil left eye........thats almost as scary as the folded arms!!! nigelperkins
  • Score: 1

8:34pm Thu 31 Oct 13

reeve007 says...

It amazes me that there are so many negative comments on such a story
So many must have read it to pass comments.. -- so it must be newsworthy.
Keep up the good work Echo At least you reported it in same week that it happened, you are usually a week late
It amazes me that there are so many negative comments on such a story So many must have read it to pass comments.. -- so it must be newsworthy. Keep up the good work Echo At least you reported it in same week that it happened, you are usually a week late reeve007
  • Score: -3

4:10pm Wed 20 Nov 13

stroppy mare says...

well I found some in packet of rice from an well known independent company - I just rang them, sent them the photos and received vouchers back - simple
well I found some in packet of rice from an well known independent company - I just rang them, sent them the photos and received vouchers back - simple stroppy mare
  • Score: 1

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