SEASON’S greetings were definitely not in store for one Christmas shopper who discovered the words ‘f*** you’ scrawled on the packaging of her gift from Boots.
Sally Turner, 28, ordered the festive package online from the health and beauty giant and collected it in-store on Cyber Monday.
But the optician discovered an abusive message had been written on the cardboard packaging when she opened it after work.
Sally, from Birmingham, believes a disgruntled warehouse worker may be responsible for the four-letter expletive, but luckily she did find a funny side to the rude message.
Sally said: “I didn’t open it until I got back that night – it was a Christmas present for someone. When I opened it I was a bit taken aback.
“I’d had a bit of a rubbish day and when I saw that, it probably shouldn’t have but it did amuse me a bit.
“Someone else was clearly having a bad day at work.”
Boots apologised to Sally and said it is undertaking a full investigation into the ‘isolated incident’.
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Sally shared a picture of the box, which contained a surprise present for a family member, on social media, and tagged Boots in the post to show them the obscene message.
She said the scrawl was written on an inside flap of the cardboard box, meaning it was not visible to her until she opened the package.
But the foul-mouthed culprit’s actions have not put her off shopping in the store in future, and she does not plan on making a formal complaint.
Sally said: “I think they could have had a better choice of words – it’s definitely not very Christmassy!
“Let’s hope there’s not too many people doing it, but after a really rubbish day at work it did amuse me.”
The 28-year-old is not the only one to be planning ahead with her Christmas shopping, with one mum claiming to have bought £400 worth of gifts for less than a tenner by using coupons.
A spokesman for Boots said: “At Boots UK, we pride ourselves on the quality of our Order and Collect service and have been in touch with the customer directly to apologise.
“We would like to reassure all customers that we are undertaking a full investigation into this isolated incident to understand what happened.”
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