A young couple’s hilarious takeaway has gone viral after a local eatery got their order badly wrong.
Paige Hart, 24, and boyfriend William Maddock, 32, popped into Grill Town in Nottingham, England earlier this month to pick up some chicken and side orders — including corn on the cob.
But when they opened the package at home later in the evening, they discovered the restaurant had misunderstood — and given them corn on a cob.
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Their photo of sad-looking corn kernels on a plain, butterless bread roll has gone viral, attracting hundreds of likes, comments and shares after it was posted on Facebook.
The word “cob” is commonly used instead of bread roll in large parts of England, including Nottingham, which is how the awkward mistake was made.
“So just been to grill town on Mansfield road with William and asked if they did corn on the cob? And this is what he came back with!” Ms Hart wrote on February 8, where the meal was variously described as an “absolute mess” and “bloody brilliant” by amused Facebook users.
The couple had paid £14 ($AU25) for the total order — including £3.50 ($AU6) for the corn disaster.
Ms Hart explained to UK media outlets that she and her partner had decided to order from the restaurant — which she said was similar to the Nando’s chicken chain — as they “couldn’t be bothered to cook” that night.
“I turned to William and said I fancied corn on the cob so I asked the guy behind the counter if he did it,” The Mirror reported Ms Hart as saying.
“At first he looked at me a bit weird and said ‘of course darling’ and bagged it up.
“We were just gobsmacked. We were both in stitches as he took it so literally.”
Ms Hart said the pair ended up throwing the meal away after posing with a few photos as it was so inedible.
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