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An unnamed woman has been left baffled by her husband's poor present-buying skills after he handed her a pork pie as her birthday gift.
Taking to website Mumsnet to share her anger, the user known as Butterflybuns wrote: "Well it's my birthday today. My husband who is usually lovely but really rubbish at presents has bought me a pork pie. An actual pork pie, claiming I am too hard to buy for. He knows I like gin, chocolate and flowers - if in doubt that would be great. But no, he thinks of me and buys a pork pie. The man who is supposed to love me buys me meat wrapped in pastry!?"
But the woman claims it isn't to do with the lowly price tag on the pastry snack, but the lack of sentiment behind it. She added: "It's not about the value of it, it's about how he's made me feel on my birthday - pretty s**t actually. So yes I am upset and no, I don't want to be treated like a princess." Despite speculation from other users that the pork pie was a decoy gift for something much better, the original poster said there was nothing more exciting on its way.
A boy has been suspended from school for taking an extra chicken nugget at lunchtime.
Carson Koller, a student at Farragut High School in Knoxville, Tennessee, was handed the 'theft of property' notice after he took six of the battered chicken pieces instead of five. When he came home with the news, his mother was confused, and took to Facebook to share the news.
Carrie Koller Waller wrote: "My Eagle Scout, captain of the drum line, all-around hard-working and well-rounded teenager just got suspended from a day of school (and after school band practice) for taking an extra chicken nugget from the lunch line." Koller Waller then got in touch with the school's principal, who promptly revoked Carson's suspension.
His mother updated her Facebook friends by writing: "Principal Siebe addressed my letter promptly, and after additional investigation, quickly lifted Carson's suspension. Honestly, I appreciate the way Siebe handled this. He was very willing to review the situation and make things right. Carson only missed part of his first class today."