A JAR of cloves has been sentenced to life at the back of a kitchen cupboard in what he described as a ‘grotesque miscarriage of justice’.
Martin Bishop, a professional, well-educated jar of cloves, insisted he is a victim of a ‘rotten, corrupt system’ and accused his jailer of being ‘obtuse’.
He said: “I was a well-respected member of a supermarket shelf in Stevenage until I was purchased by some halfwit who wanted to try something interesting with a honey baked ham.
“Consequently I arrive in his rather tired looking kitchen whereupon he unscrews the top of my head and realises that ‘cloves smell really weird’.
“None of this is my fault.”
He added: “Now I am incarcerated alongside a bottle of Daddy’s Sauce and two half-empty jars of plum chutney who seem intent on making me their ‘bitch’.”
After initially appearing aloof towards the other prisoners, Bishop is expected to strike up a close friendship with a wise jar of nutmeg and teach some bay leaves how to read.