Samuel’s Footy Tips: Results Persiflage Correction

Magnus Advertising send the wrong receipt paper to City Supabarn

April 18th, 2006 at 12:32pm

On Sunday afternoon I was doing a spot of grocery shopping in City Supabarn, paid for the few iems which were required, got my change and receipt and left.
Receipt from City Supabarn

A short time arriving back at home, I checked the back of the receipt paper to see if there were any useful deals on the advertisements.
Back of a Receipt from City Supabarn

Did you spot the error? Lets take a closer look.
Magnus Advertising receipt paper destined for Big W gets sent to City Supabarn

Yes, that’s right, Magnus Advertising sent Big W’s receipt paper to City Supabarn. Seeing as the only Big W store in Canberra is based in Woden, I wonder if they got Supabarn’s receipt paper?


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  • 1. threeze  |  April 18th, 2006 at 2:10 pm

    Maybe the Gungahlin Big W got the paper instead?

  • 2. Aunty_Jack  |  April 18th, 2006 at 2:17 pm

    Ah paper printers……will they ever learn.

    A similar thing once happened to me Samuel. I ran down stairs on the first of the month as I always do to and grabbed the mail, in which was a large brown paper envelope containing the months issue of playboy magazine. Such was my excitement that i tore the envelope clean open! Imagine my suprise when i opened said magazine and instead of the raunchy poses of scantily clad ladies I was staring at Don Bourke, in short shorts, “road-testing” a shitzu terrier.

    I would like to hear a new segment on Samuels Persiflage called “TYPO”, stories of printing jobs gone wrong!

    I think it has a lot of promise.

  • 3. heatseeker  |  April 18th, 2006 at 6:44 pm

    Very perceptive Samuel … any chance of a picture of the loose washed potatoes and brown onions?

  • 4. mark  |  April 18th, 2006 at 7:01 pm

    felch the taters and onions – I want to see that 1kg+ pie!

  • 5. Samuel  |  April 18th, 2006 at 8:46 pm

    I forgot about the Big W in Gungahlin, I haven’t seen it in person yet. Apparently there will be another (rather large) Big W in the Section 84 developments in Civic.

  • 6. cunninglinguist  |  April 18th, 2006 at 8:54 pm

    Mark, don’t get too excited, that’s a six pack of pies.

    I wrote a complaint letter to Sargeant’s after finding a 3cm diameter lump of matted hair and bone in one of their pies.

    They sent me a letter of apology saying they were sorting out the problem and a refund.

    So I thought that was nice and kept patronising the brand.

    Four months later, another bizarre lump of hair, like a weird alien furball.

    Otherwise, they are quite scrummy pies.

    Hope you didn’t find any in your pies, Samuel.

    Oh, and Very Happy Birthday to your Blog. Samuel’s Blog is looking fine in its Birthday Suit 😉

  • 7. cunninglinguist  |  April 18th, 2006 at 8:56 pm

    Oh, and I spotted the other error. There should be no apostrophe in foccacias.

  • 8. petedixton  |  April 18th, 2006 at 9:01 pm

    Samuel, maybe you could go for a job at Superbarn? Surely you”d be a great addition if you can notice errors like these and new labelling?

  • 9. Samuel  |  April 18th, 2006 at 9:10 pm

    Pete, out of interest, are you the Pete I had coffee with earlier in the year?

  • 10. heatseeker  |  April 19th, 2006 at 1:42 am

    I think what we have stumbled upon here is the shopping list for Samuel’s blog first anniversary party!

    Hey, Samuel, I need an invite so I can meet up with Chuck, Wonko and Cunninglinguist .. and I don’t want to miss that feast …

  • 11. heatseeker  |  April 19th, 2006 at 1:45 am

    Oh, and cunninglinguist, after perusing your experiences/s, I am going to write a complaint in if I DON’T get a hair ball in one of the six pack of Sargent’s Pies!

  • 12. Chuck A. Spear  |  April 19th, 2006 at 1:54 am

    Brown onions and I am there. I need an invite too Samuel. Will we be playing Hot Potato? I am very excited by the prospect of such an event!

  • 13. heatseeker  |  April 19th, 2006 at 1:57 am

    And note Chuck, that these are “free range” brown onions … our Samuel has ethics, and discernment, when it comes to vegetabe welfare issues!

    Those suckers will sure be tasty!

  • 14. Chuck A. Spear  |  April 19th, 2006 at 2:20 am

    It could be a topic when Samuel dusts off Editorial Echoes. ‘How brown is your onion?’ An in depth analysis by Samuel Gordon-Stewart.

  • 15. petedixton  |  April 19th, 2006 at 9:27 am

    Samuel, no I’m afraid I’m not. I’ve never met you in person unfortunatly.

  • 16. Samuel  |  April 19th, 2006 at 9:32 am

    Ah OK then, not to worry. I was just wondering because I had coffee with a Pete in January, was in contact with him a couple times again after that, and haven’t heard from him since. I hope he is OK, he was a nice bloke.

  • 17. Samuel  |  April 19th, 2006 at 11:49 pm

    By the way, the pies were for the family for lunch on Sunday, and the potatoes and onions made up part of the Sunday roast dinner.

  • 18. Chuck A. Spear  |  April 20th, 2006 at 12:00 am

    Well I hope the dinner was good. Should I be getting my hopes up about a party? Hopefully Wonko can make it from Japan.

  • 19. Samuel  |  April 20th, 2006 at 12:01 am

    Not unless you intend on organising it…

  • 20. petedixton  |  April 20th, 2006 at 9:14 am

    Maybe we should organise a SGS party!!!

    We can hang streamers, and blow up balloons, and give out lolly bags!! Who wants to volunteer their house? Or maybe a city cafe? We can all wear “I LOVE SGS” shirts so we know who we all are…


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