A workman who became sick of Tesco ‘having no forks’ for their meal deals claimed he was forced to use screws as chopsticks to eat his pasta pot.
Spencer Sutcliffe was working in Theydon Bois, Essex, and popped into a Tesco Express twice on different days at around 8am to grab his lunch last month.
But the 25-year-old said Tesco had ‘no wooden cutlery’ by the checkouts on both occasions.
After opting for a chicken and sweetcorn sandwich on one of the days, Mr Sutcliffe, from Brentwood, Essex, explains he ‘really wanted’ the spicy chicken pasta – despite the lack of forks.
The carpenter, who had a fork in his van that had ‘somehow disappeared’, claimed there were no nearby supermarkets or chicken shops to get cutlery from and instead grabbed two four-inch screws from his toolbox to use as chopsticks.
However Mr Sutcliffe believes he is not alone in having to resort to using such extreme items as cutlery, as he said it is ‘quite common’ to see other workmen also using screws in the same way when they are desperate.
Spencer Sutcliffe was working in Theydon Bois, Essex, and popped into a Tesco Express twice at around 8am to grab his lunch last month but claimed they did not have wooden forks on both occassions
The carpenter, who had a fork in his van that had ‘somehow disappeared’, claimed there were no nearby supermarkets or chicken shops and therefore used screws
He claimed that he occasionally shares his meal deals with Fred, an eight-year-old rescue Westie who often accompanies the carpenter to work.
Mr Sutcliffe said that he had to ‘feed the dog pasta off a debit card’.
Before munching on his pasta, the Essex lad snapped the unconventional lunch setup and shared the photo to Twitter with the caption: ‘Why do Tesco never have forks [for f**** sake].’
Mr Sutcliffe said: ‘There were no forks on Friday, so I just sacked it off and got a sandwich. I went again on Monday and they still had no forks.
‘I was starving. I got the Salt & Vinegar Squares and a Naked Blue Machine Super Smoothie. That Tesco spicy chicken pasta is my favourite so I wanted to get it.
‘I don’t work round there that often so I’ve only been to that Tesco a few times, but it didn’t have any forks on either day.
‘I just sat in the van and I thought, “What am I going to do?” There were no forks around me. There weren’t any food shops in the area or a chicken shop to go and get a fork from.
‘I looked behind me and there was a box full of screws, so I just got the longest ones possible and used them.
‘I’ve never used chopsticks in my life. That day I had the confidence to so I had a go, but I ended up just spearing it and pouring it in my mouth.
‘The screws poked my cheek a couple of times and rubbed on my teeth. I actually cut my cheek a bit.
‘They were clean, hopefully. I didn’t wash them. But I’ve seen photos of other tradesmen doing the same thing. It’s quite common.
‘I should probably just bring a metal fork to work. Before, plastic forks were always in the pasta and I’d just take them out. But Tesco have stopped doing that now as part of their green initiative. It’s stupid.
‘The screws won’t go back in the box. They’re in the side door of the van covered in pasta juice. But hopefully there won’t be a next time.’
He claimed that he occasionally shares his meal deals with Fred, an eight-year-old rescue Westie who often accompanies the carpenter to work
Mr Sutcliffe said that he had to ‘feed the dog pasta off a debit card’. Pictured: Fred, the eight-year-old Westie
The viral tweet has received nearly two million views, with nearly 22,000 likes and more than 860 comments.
Mr Sutcliffe added in another Tweet: ‘F*** knows why I got two screws I can’t even use normal chopsticks.’
One Twitter user replied: ‘Once saw a brickie butter his bread with a pointing trowel once. He proceeded to cut the sandwich with the same trowel, the accuracy was a thing of beauty.’
Another added: ‘They have wooden ones by the tills at self-checkout.’
To which Spender replied: ‘If they did I wouldn’t be using screws as chopsticks.’
A final said: ‘F*** me relatable. My go to is a 5mm packer.’
MailOnline have contacted Tesco for a comment.
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