Mistakes do happen. At a car boot sale a couple of weeks ago myself and 'er indoors happened upon a Pifco electric overblanket in a mint-looking box. This would be ideal for the Range Rover-soon-to-be-camper we thought. Powered from an inverter, small and lightweight the blanket could be stashed away under the seats as reassuring back-up for a particularly cold night.
Coincidently on the other end of the seller's big long table my good lady found another Pifco electric overblanket. It looked great, it was even another King Size blanket similar to the one in the box, so she gave me a 'thumbs up' sign as if to say - buy it! Picking up the mint-looking Pifco box I enquired how much it was - "£5" came the reply. Perfect! Off we went happy we had bagged a bargain.
For some strange reason, probably due to tiredness being up at the crack of dawn on a Sunday (well, before noon), it wasn't until I was back indoors that I finally opened the box, then the penny dropped. Delving inside the first thing I saw was a thatched roof ... then a cow and some sheep ... then a manger ... yep, you've sussed it, it was a nativity scene complete with the three shepherds an' all. You really couldn't make it up!!! Well the darn thing felt the right weight for an electric blanket, how was I to know?
Naturally we took it back the following week. Telling the vendor that the blanket was faulty, I stood back to savour the moment as his eyes focused on the contents. It was a Victor Meldrew moment, "What the bloody hell ......"
Of course it all got sorted, but like I said - mistakes do happen.