Woman shamed by jigsaw puzzle gaffe

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A woman has been ridiculed on Facebook for boasting it took her only 10 months to complete a jigsaw that clearly stated “from two to five years” on the box.

Chelsea Gooch, 24, from Essex, was convinced she would win the admiration of her friends after completing the 50-piece puzzle, which showed a picture of a teddy bear, in “record time”.

The blonde-haired executive assistant trainee administrator beauty technician posted a picture of the finished jigsaw on Facebook, adding: “Feeling very special – I managed to finish this puzzle in the record time of just 10 months when the box said it would take from two to five years.”

However, her thinly-veiled brag backfired spectacularly when it began getting shared around social media, with everyone taking the mickey.

She has since deleted her Facebook account, but news of her gaffe has already been picked up by news sites as far away as Australia.

Chelsea GoochPuzzled: Chelsea Gooch

A spokesman for the Jigsaw Puzzlers Club told the Suffolk Gazette: “It’s perhaps a little unfortunate for Chelsea that she failed to recognise the ‘from two to five years’ on the box was actually the recommended age group for the puzzle, and not how long it should take to complete.

“But at least her Facebook mistake has raised the profile of jigsaw puzzles around the world.”

Miss Gooch, from Witham, was too upset to speak to the Suffolk Gazette today.

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  1. Terry Dipstick of Fakenham

    February 7, 2016 at 5:09 pm

    You’re a bloomin show off Mr Editor. This morning the missus found me in the kitchen where I’d been staring at the bottle of orange juice for over an hour. She said “What on earth are you doing now?” So I said “Look I’m not stupid – it says on the bottle… Concentrate”

  2. The Pipemajor

    February 7, 2016 at 4:40 pm

    The old ones are the best!
    Years ago there was a jigsaw funny about David Beckham ‘doing his head in’ over a jigsaw.
    The box was a packet of ‘Frosties’.

  3. Terry Dipstick of Fakenham

    February 7, 2016 at 1:51 pm

    I spent all day trying to do a jigsaw yesterday, I tipped all the pieces out onto the table but they all looked the same to me. On the box was a picture of a chicken and a bowl of cereal. My missus reckons it was a packet of Corn Flakes.

    • The Editor

      February 7, 2016 at 1:54 pm

      Dear Mr Dipstick,

      I don’t wish to brag, but I think I completed that one.

      The Editor

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