Welcome to our weekly column with Russ “chords of gold” Palmer. This week, he writes with a concerned spelling request to Smarties…
Dear Mr Smarties
I am writing to inform you that me and my girlfriend are mad on your sweets. So mad that I am proposing to my girlfriend by spelling out:
DARLING PLEASE MARRY ME
Using the letters underneath the cap of a tube of Smarties. I desperately want to propose to her on her birthday at the end of this month, but I am short of 4 letters despite the fact that I’m going through Smarties with the veracity of a crack-addict.
Please could you find it in your hearts to send me these letters?
ASAP (I don’t need these letters, just the previous ones)
Thank you for contacting Nestle with your query. We are very pleased that you enjoy Smarties so much, and that you are proposing using our product. Please find enclosed the remaining caps for your lovely gesture.
Customer Service Advisor
So, what happened then?
Yes, we are 12 year olds. And we’re to blame for Smarties not using plastic caps.