Jon bought some steaks from the local butcher to cook for me last night and when we opened the pack the smell was horrible. So he had to go to Tescos to buy some more. So i took the packet with me to the butchers (it was sealed in plastic) today and there were 2 of them in there. The first one sniffed it and said oh ok i don't understand how that could happen the use by date is the 27/06 and accused me of walking around town with them for ages- Jon went straight down sat morning and only got them-came back and put them in the fridge. Anyway he finally relented and gave me my money back- to the penny, i thought to keep my business he would offer me another couple of steaks(supermarkets do that if food is off and you have to go and take it back etc etc ) but just as i'm picking my money off the counter to walk out the other really mean butcher starts calling me picky and that there's nothing wrong with the steaks. I actually felt really intimidated by them both- ok i said give me back the steak and i'll give them to environmental health- well all hell broke loose. I got the steaks back and have rung and waiting for the environmental health people to call back. How can people be like this? especially in a recession, the town where i live only has 17000 people and stuff like this spreads. I didn't make a fuss either. Just wanted my money back.