It's a mistake that could happen to anyone — anyone who can't read or is not paying attention while shopping in the produce aisle. A man purchased what he believed to be cubed cheese only to find he bought diced butternut squash. His frustration upon finding squash instead of cheese is a universal sentiment that can be felt by cheese-lovers around the world.
The shopper took his fight to the supermarket to get his return. Witnessing the quest is bystander James Dator, who chronicled the event on Twitter, only for it to go viral.
A very confused man is attempting to return his open diced butternut squash because he thought it was a giant box of cubed cheese.— James Dator (@James_Dator) July 22, 2017
Dator explained that the man asked for a refund. When the the store said they could not give him his money back because the package was opened, the man argued it was not properly labelled. According to Dator, there was a "giant label" on the package.
I can't believe this. They're saying he can't because it's open. He's saying it wasn't clearly labeled.— James Dator (@James_Dator) July 22, 2017
There's a GIANT label that says butternut squash— James Dator (@James_Dator) July 22, 2017
Things then continued to take a turn for the strange. Eventually, the store generously agreed to give him a refund. But the man wasn't done with his requests.
He asked the market to honor the same rate for cubed squash for cheese: $2.97 for two pounds of cubed cheese. When the store told him they don't have two pounds of cubed cheese, he asked that a block of deli cheese be cubed for him. For context, he supposedly had guests waiting at home.
They've agreed to refund his money. Now he's demanding they honor 2 pounds of cubed cheese for $2.97 as if it was priced like squash— James Dator (@James_Dator) July 22, 2017
Somewhere along the way, an employee without full knowledge of the situation handed the man a whole squash only for him to allegedly yell: "I DON'T WANT RABBIT FOOD I JUST NEED SOME GOTDANG CHEESE!!!"
Oh god an employee trying to be helpful half heard the conversation and retrieved a whole butternut squash and it's a lot worse now— James Dator (@James_Dator) July 22, 2017
"I DON'T WANT RABBIT FOOD I JUST NEED SOME GOTDANG CHEESE!!!"— James Dator (@James_Dator) July 22, 2017
In the end, the man walked out of the store somewhat victorious and somewhat defeated. He got his refund, as he wished, but went home to his guests without two pounds of cheese. He did, however, take his squash back with him.
He's leaving without the cheese and took the squash with him.— James Dator (@James_Dator) July 22, 2017