'What are you wrapping the Titanic?' Hartepool husband's hilarious text after wife's bubble wrap blunder

A wife was left in hysterics after ordering what she thought was a small roll of bubble wrap online but turned out to be almost as tall as her.

Saturday, 13th March 2021, 7:00 am

Joane Griggs, from Seaton Carew believed she had ordered a handy roll of wrap for hampers she makes for family and friends.

But she got a shock when husband Malcolm, 60, texted her a picture after a massive roll standing five-feet tall and 50 metres long was delivered to their home.

He accompanied the picture with the quip: “Are you having a laugh. What are you bubble wrapping the Titanic x”.

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Joane Griggs with the huge roll of bubble wrap and husband Malcolm's message to her when it arrived.
Joane Griggs with the huge roll of bubble wrap and husband Malcolm's message to her when it arrived.

Red-faced Joane, 52, admitted she made a blunder while placing her order with Staples.

She told the Mail: “I was in a rush and didn’t read it properly. I was looking for the wrap with big bubbles and ordered the first one that said it.

“It cost £30. I thought I had ordered a smaller one for £15 but I didn't notice because I ordered other items as well.

"I really need to get better at double checking before I click buy.”

The roll of wrap stands about five feet tall and is 50 metres long.

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Joane, who is secretary of Ye Olde Durhams social club in Hartlepool, uses bubble wrap to pad out the hampers she makes at home.

She said her home ‘looks like Christmas’ almost all year round due to her wrapping.

Joane, who is mum to Jack, 17, added: “I usually use leftovers from deliveries and buy a small roll about once every two years.

Malcolm and Joane Griggs.

"This was supposed to be the small roll!

"My long-suffering husband came home to it. He sent me that text and I just burst out laughing.”

Friends on Facebook said simply “hilarious” while another commented: “Roll yourself in it and go for a roll down the hill xx”.

Despite her blunder Joane says she will be keeping the roll which is sure to keep her going for years to come.

She joked she has history of such mishaps adding: “It is better than the shed I ordered a few years ago which arrived in about 10,000 pieces and a set of instructions.”

Joane appeared in the Mail last summer when she created the Facebook group Nutty Tarts – Bake Off the Boredom! to encourage home cooks to show off what they made during lockdown.

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