Several Brit supermarkets have been caught nicking from their punters by offering them "spoof" deals which are not quite what they seem.
Many leading supermarket have been offering 1/2 price deals on many products leading up to the festive period of over-indulgence, boozing with impunity, devouring everything that's on the table and praying to Jesus for a remedy curing hang-overs and indigestion.
A spokeswoman for super supermarket, T+++O's, called Charity Begins-Athome gave her version of the scam, here it is:
"We are offering 1/2 prices on many products, first of all we up the prices at a 100%, then we slash the price down by 50% and offer our customers the difference which means 25% profit for us and thousands of smiling customers who think they have a deal, morons!"
One aggrieved punter, Mary Cheapskate-Parker Bowllocks, gave her opinion of the supermarket scam, here it is: "Bloody, damn supermarkets, I thought I had some mega-deals in my trolley now it seems I'm paying through the nose, hopefully Jesus will appear and send them all to hell!"
Christmas is always a season of "good will" and Brit supermarkets are spreading the gospel according to St.Mark or John or Matthew: "Think of yourself first and sod the rest!"