An Aldi shopper has been left baffled after discovering a very bizarre oversight in a packet of disposable gloves.
The woman picked up the 25-pack of PowerForce gloves from her local Aldi, assuming she would open it up to find 50 gloves – or 25 pairs.
To her surprise, she opened the packet to discover the item in fact contained just 25 individual gloves, a baffling discovery given most shoppers have two hands that need gloves.
Bamboozled, the woman took to an Aldi fan Facebook page to share the funny find, and asked others the possible reason behind the unusual manufacturing choice.
“Got to have a little giggle,” she wrote, alongside a snap of the packet. “Odd number amount of gloves. Why?”
The baffling detail was chalked up to oversight by some, but others were a little more cynical in their assessment.
“To make you buy 2 boxes,” more than one person wrote.
Others pointed out they don’t always need to wear two gloves at a time.
“Sometimes it's a one glove job,” one person wrote.
Others were equally baffled.
“I have often wondered why there is an odd one left over,” one person admitted.
“Hilarious!” another wrote.
“Lol that’s actually weird,” another agreed,
Others came up with creative uses for the extra glove.
“Pretend they sold you 24 plus one extra for the kids to play with,” one woman wrote.
“One spare to put water in and holes in the fingers to pretend you're milking a cow of course,” another wrote.
It turns out, whether it seems logical or not some glove companies do sell their gloves in odd numbers, though most commonly they come in packs of 24 or 100.
With coronavirus cases rising in NSW and Victoria currently, many shoppers are opting for gloves like these as a safety precaution, though experts have warned gloves are not as effective as a stringent hand-sanitising regime.