Asda delivers sex lubricant instead of children’s bubble bath

Bournemouth Echo: AHOY MATEY: What Mike actually ordered AHOY MATEY: What Mike actually ordered

A FATHER of two was shocked when a supermarket delivered sexual lubricant to his house instead of the children’s bubble bath he had ordered.

Finance broker Mike Boss says he realised he had been substituted Durex Play Lubricant for Lucky Matey bubble bath when the order arrived at his home in Alderholt.

Mike had ordered the well-known children’s brand of bathtime suds – which comes in a bottle shaped like a cheery parrot wearing an eye patch – for his children aged seven and four via the Asda website.

The items were delivered by the Bournemouth Castlepoint store after being selected by a store worker.

Mike joked: “We’ve had issues with Asda deliveries before. Last time there were 16 substituted items.

“But this is taking things to a whole new level – I’ve no idea who could confuse sexual lubricant for children’s bubble bath. When they bring your order they give you a delivery list to check so that you can confirm the substitutes. When I saw what they’d done I was gobsmacked!

“I did have a laugh about it with the delivery guy who was quite young and seemed embarrassed about it.”

An Asda spokesman said: “We’ve messed up here. The substitution was clearly not appropriate and we apologise to the family for any upset caused. To avoid any further mix-ups we’ve changed the way both items are described on the booking form used by our store pickers.

“As well as this, and as an apology to Mr Boss and his family, we’ll be delivering them a free supply of bubble bath to make sure bath time goes without a hitch from now on.”

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9:30am Fri 19 Mar 10

High Treason says...

Looks like Asda slipped up there. :>)
Looks like Asda slipped up there. :>) High Treason

9:35am Fri 19 Mar 10

2Much...again! says...

High Treason wrote:
Looks like Asda slipped up there. :>)
Hahahahaha!
[quote][p][bold]High Treason[/bold] wrote: Looks like Asda slipped up there. :>)[/p][/quote]Hahahahaha! 2Much...again!

9:41am Fri 19 Mar 10

morita says...

with a name like "lucky matey"I can understand why he chose the substitute.
with a name like "lucky matey"I can understand why he chose the substitute. morita

9:44am Fri 19 Mar 10

mikey2gorgeous says...

'I'm forever blowing bubbles...'
'I'm forever blowing bubbles...' mikey2gorgeous

9:46am Fri 19 Mar 10

contric says...

its not a government initiative is it
its not a government initiative is it contric

9:49am Fri 19 Mar 10

Upkeep says...

Whats he complaining about I`m sure they both do the same job.

Or so I`m told.
Whats he complaining about I`m sure they both do the same job. Or so I`m told. Upkeep

9:55am Fri 19 Mar 10

Duckorange says...

What, I ask, is wrong with a bit of washing-up liquid?
What, I ask, is wrong with a bit of washing-up liquid? Duckorange

10:00am Fri 19 Mar 10

mikey2gorgeous says...

Upkeep wrote:
Whats he complaining about I`m sure they both do the same job.

Or so I`m told.
No - one's for clean sex - the other's for dirty stuff!
[quote][p][bold]Upkeep[/bold] wrote: Whats he complaining about I`m sure they both do the same job. Or so I`m told.[/p][/quote]No - one's for clean sex - the other's for dirty stuff! mikey2gorgeous

10:22am Fri 19 Mar 10

Syd Poumen says...

Finance broker Mike Boss said ' I've no idea who could confuse sexual lubricant for children's bubble bath.'
.....a load of bankers perhaps?!?

The security word 'gain-size' is befitting even by the Echo's impressive prowess!
Finance broker Mike Boss said ' I've no idea who could confuse sexual lubricant for children's bubble bath.' .....a load of bankers perhaps?!? The security word 'gain-size' is befitting even by the Echo's impressive prowess! Syd Poumen

10:28am Fri 19 Mar 10

ben111 says...

Really did they think they would have sensible coments on this story ,,, Was it the workers last day and thought right we can have some fun with this lot ,,, but who got the condoms ?
Really did they think they would have sensible coments on this story ,,, Was it the workers last day and thought right we can have some fun with this lot ,,, but who got the condoms ? ben111

10:36am Fri 19 Mar 10

Huey says...

Don't rub it in
Don't rub it in Huey

10:49am Fri 19 Mar 10

Syd Poumen says...

Huey wrote:
Don't rub it in
Blinding comment!
[quote][p][bold]Huey[/bold] wrote: Don't rub it in[/p][/quote]Blinding comment! Syd Poumen

11:09am Fri 19 Mar 10

mikey2gorgeous says...

I thought that chewing gum tasted funny!
I thought that chewing gum tasted funny! mikey2gorgeous

12:06pm Fri 19 Mar 10

sibisogno says...

Ha ha ha, that is hilarious, I bet the lube stuff was worth a lot more than the crappy bubble bath, Asda are really rubbish for home deliveries I once ordered a computer monthly mag and recieved a mother and baby mag as a replacement. priceless, still, that is what you get for shopping at peasent supermarkets.
Ha ha ha, that is hilarious, I bet the lube stuff was worth a lot more than the crappy bubble bath, Asda are really rubbish for home deliveries I once ordered a computer monthly mag and recieved a mother and baby mag as a replacement. priceless, still, that is what you get for shopping at peasent supermarkets. sibisogno

12:06pm Fri 19 Mar 10

WOC says...

Duckorange wrote:
What, I ask, is wrong with a bit of washing-up liquid?
What as a sex lubricant? You try it and let me know how that goes...
[quote][p][bold]Duckorange[/bold] wrote: What, I ask, is wrong with a bit of washing-up liquid?[/p][/quote]What as a sex lubricant? You try it and let me know how that goes... WOC

12:22pm Fri 19 Mar 10

AFCB1223 says...

Someone really screwed up this time!
Someone really screwed up this time! AFCB1223

12:39pm Fri 19 Mar 10

Tictock says...

Was this a ****-up or not?
Was this a ****-up or not? Tictock

12:45pm Fri 19 Mar 10

Syd Poumen says...

Tictock wrote:
Was this a ****-up or not?
F*** Nose!
[quote][p][bold]Tictock[/bold] wrote: Was this a ****-up or not?[/p][/quote]F*** Nose! Syd Poumen

12:47pm Fri 19 Mar 10

ian belchamber sausage says...

te ee ee ha ha ha allthe comments are very funny hahah eee ee t e hah for goodnses sake get yo crayons out.
te ee ee ha ha ha allthe comments are very funny hahah eee ee t e hah for goodnses sake get yo crayons out. ian belchamber sausage

12:55pm Fri 19 Mar 10

Syd Poumen says...

ian belchamber sausage wrote:
te ee ee ha ha ha allthe comments are very funny hahah eee ee t e hah for goodnses sake get yo crayons out.
Thankfully, ASDA substituted pencils with some lead in, when I ordered crayons!
[quote][p][bold]ian belchamber sausage[/bold] wrote: te ee ee ha ha ha allthe comments are very funny hahah eee ee t e hah for goodnses sake get yo crayons out.[/p][/quote]Thankfully, ASDA substituted pencils with some lead in, when I ordered crayons! Syd Poumen

1:20pm Fri 19 Mar 10

Nan Sheppard says...

Okay, I thought I had a great comment, but someone's beaten me to it! Hilarious comments!
Okay, I thought I had a great comment, but someone's beaten me to it! Hilarious comments! Nan Sheppard

1:22pm Fri 19 Mar 10

ian belchamber sausage says...

he he heh you he tee te pencils he no paper hehehe betty stop it he he he hay you is funny.
he he heh you he tee te pencils he no paper hehehe betty stop it he he he hay you is funny. ian belchamber sausage

1:23pm Fri 19 Mar 10

Exbournemouth says...

Nice story for a change that made me chuckle.
Nice story for a change that made me chuckle. Exbournemouth

1:40pm Fri 19 Mar 10

Ivan Opinion says...

really ...... seriously who actually cares, why does this make news?. They once substituited beef for lamb on one of my orders- perhaps I should have made that public knowledge
really ...... seriously who actually cares, why does this make news?. They once substituited beef for lamb on one of my orders- perhaps I should have made that public knowledge Ivan Opinion

1:49pm Fri 19 Mar 10

ben111 says...

The father was SHOCKED , really
The father was SHOCKED , really ben111

2:54pm Fri 19 Mar 10

madras says...

WOC wrote:
Duckorange wrote:
What, I ask, is wrong with a bit of washing-up liquid?
What as a sex lubricant? You try it and let me know how that goes...
hmm, I reckon if you did it would give a whole new meaning to 'blowing bubbles'...
[quote][p][bold]WOC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Duckorange[/bold] wrote: What, I ask, is wrong with a bit of washing-up liquid?[/p][/quote]What as a sex lubricant? You try it and let me know how that goes...[/p][/quote]hmm, I reckon if you did it would give a whole new meaning to 'blowing bubbles'... madras

3:01pm Fri 19 Mar 10

Tony South West says...

Relating to Asda substitutes,this Castle-point branch Bournemouth is renowned to sending out substitutes when not asked for,ive had many ups and downs !! over there sloppy ways with the delivery of substitutes not asked for,but it still goes on,so it says a lot for the staff that work there bottom of the barrel stuff,no wonder the world is going to pot !!
Relating to Asda substitutes,this Castle-point branch Bournemouth is renowned to sending out substitutes when not asked for,ive had many ups and downs !! over there sloppy ways with the delivery of substitutes not asked for,but it still goes on,so it says a lot for the staff that work there bottom of the barrel stuff,no wonder the world is going to pot !! Tony South West

3:23pm Fri 19 Mar 10

ian belchamber sausage says...

I asksed for fish pond food and got powder for my crabs, but that was the Polish 99p shop.
I asksed for fish pond food and got powder for my crabs, but that was the Polish 99p shop. ian belchamber sausage

3:39pm Fri 19 Mar 10

traindriver3ss says...

i cant believe no one is taking this seriously!!! ;-)

Sorry I'm still chuckling!!!

oh what a perfect security word combination WIFE-PLAY
i cant believe no one is taking this seriously!!! ;-) Sorry I'm still chuckling!!! oh what a perfect security word combination WIFE-PLAY traindriver3ss

3:58pm Fri 19 Mar 10

Syd Poumen says...

Tony South West wrote:
Relating to Asda substitutes,this Castle-point branch Bournemouth is renowned to sending out substitutes when not asked for,ive had many ups and downs !! over there sloppy ways with the delivery of substitutes not asked for,but it still goes on,so it says a lot for the staff that work there bottom of the barrel stuff,no wonder the world is going to pot !!
I hope the staff got a rise for this cunning stunt!
[quote][p][bold]Tony South West[/bold] wrote: Relating to Asda substitutes,this Castle-point branch Bournemouth is renowned to sending out substitutes when not asked for,ive had many ups and downs !! over there sloppy ways with the delivery of substitutes not asked for,but it still goes on,so it says a lot for the staff that work there bottom of the barrel stuff,no wonder the world is going to pot !![/p][/quote]I hope the staff got a rise for this cunning stunt! Syd Poumen

4:59pm Fri 19 Mar 10

Hornedreaper says...

Bet that stuff gives you a HEAD-ACHE
Bet that stuff gives you a HEAD-ACHE Hornedreaper

6:45pm Fri 19 Mar 10

WIGGINSv says...

contric wrote:
its not a government initiative is it
They're trying to lube us all the time dude. Makes it easier (or so they think), to take the pain up the jaxie.
[quote][p][bold]contric[/bold] wrote: its not a government initiative is it[/p][/quote]They're trying to lube us all the time dude. Makes it easier (or so they think), to take the pain up the jaxie. WIGGINSv

9:48pm Fri 19 Mar 10

nikkip71 says...

Excellent story which made me giggle!!! Checked to see if it was April 1st though!!!! Ahoy Matey - Brace yourself I'm coming aboard!!!
Excellent story which made me giggle!!! Checked to see if it was April 1st though!!!! Ahoy Matey - Brace yourself I'm coming aboard!!! nikkip71

10:07pm Fri 19 Mar 10

contric says...

what about the bloke who ordered durex play lubricant and ended up with matey how does he feel
what about the bloke who ordered durex play lubricant and ended up with matey how does he feel contric

12:07am Sat 20 Mar 10

grimreaper says...

I thought Michael Jackson was dead ?
.
ASDA
I thought Michael Jackson was dead ? . ASDA grimreaper

11:33am Sat 20 Mar 10

BobbyPoole says...

....and the award for the best investigative journalism goes to.......... i'm so glad i only read this "news"paper online and don't bother to waste my money buying it !!!
....and the award for the best investigative journalism goes to.......... i'm so glad i only read this "news"paper online and don't bother to waste my money buying it !!! BobbyPoole

12:44pm Sat 20 Mar 10

sussexcherry says...

a
a sussexcherry

7:40pm Sat 20 Mar 10

poolebabe says...

This is a story?? Really?? Thank goodness the comments are funny. Mistakes happen. It's quite funny. Most people would just giggle?? :/
This is a story?? Really?? Thank goodness the comments are funny. Mistakes happen. It's quite funny. Most people would just giggle?? :/ poolebabe

12:01am Sun 21 Mar 10

peter hurt says...

I hope the parents didn't let the slippery little suckers slide onto the floor when getting them out of the bath.
I hope the parents didn't let the slippery little suckers slide onto the floor when getting them out of the bath. peter hurt

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