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(NOT a political topic, keep your politics to yourself on this thread)

I now know the world is on its way out, 32% of people USE A SPOON TO EAT CREME EGGS. 4% use "other", I guess that's the Scots deep frying theirs. 5% "don't know", is that "I know I've eaten one but I don't know how I did it".

Anyone else with signs that the world is on its way out and we're in the end of days?

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https://metro.co.uk/2019/10/11/tom-kerridge-defends-charging-32-50-fish-chips-uses-incredibly-expensive-potatoes-10900438/

At the restaurant at London’s Corinthia hotel, Kerridge’s take on fish and chips features the catch of the day in batter, a ramekin of chunky chips and a trio of sauces – pease pudding, tartare sauce and Matson spiced sauce (named after a now-closed chippy in the Matson estate in Gloucester) – and costs £32.50.

When Fish & Chips is sold for £32.50 justified by "incredible expensive potatoes" that is a sign of the end of days in my book

 

 

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I thought we had accepted we were in the final days when it became okay to wear hats indoors inappropriately. 

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58 minutes ago, Bob8 said:

I thought we had accepted we were in the final days when it became okay to where hats indoors inappropriately. 

I think when a gentleman cannot differentiate between Where and Wear the end of times is upon us

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It all went wrong when they started building houses with just one staircase. Up to then,  the wife would use the back stairs between the kitchen and the bedroom. Now, they have to go through the lounge and having seen how comfortable that is for the husband, they want a share. Whatever next? The vote?

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6 hours ago, JohnM said:

It all went wrong when they started building houses with just one staircase. Up to then,  the wife would use the back stairs between the kitchen and the bedroom. Now, they have to go through the lounge and having seen how comfortable that is for the husband, they want a share. Whatever next? The vote?

The vote!!! Don't be ridiculous.  Next thing they will be asking if they can go out to work and demanding a front door key 😲


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More coffee shops than tea rooms, that signaled the end.

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11 minutes ago, Padge said:

More coffee shops than tea rooms, that signaled the end.

Greasy spoons where you can’t order standard coffee, it has to be a specific that you hadn’t heard of 10 years ago. I want a black coffee, not an Americano


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7 minutes ago, ckn said:

Greasy spoons where you can’t order standard coffee, it has to be a specific that you hadn’t heard of 10 years ago. I want a black coffee, not an Americano

I once had a stand off in a "coffee shop", my wife drinks coffee, I drink tea. She sent me to order the drinks.

Moi - "Could I have a tea and a white coffee"

Staff - "What type of coffee"

Moi - "I told you white"

Staff - "Yes but what type of white coffee"

Moi - "The type that comes in a cup"

Staff - "But we have many different types of coffee"

Moi - "It says on the sign, coffee shop, not the many different types of coffee shop"

Staff - "But we do many different coffees"

Moi - "Just give me a coffee, with milk, in a cup, the coffee it says above the door"

Staff - "Do you mean a nescafe"

Moi - "I don't care about the brand just give me a coffee"

Wife -  (appears from nowhere), "You go and sit down, I will sort it out"

Wife - "I want the sort of coffee you would make at home with a kettle and a jar of coffee in the cupboard and some milk in the fridge"

Staff - "Ok"

 

 

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1 hour ago, Padge said:

I once had a stand off in a "coffee shop", my wife drinks coffee, I drink tea. She sent me to order the drinks.

Moi - "Could I have a tea and a white coffee"

Staff - "What type of coffee"

Moi - "I told you white"

Staff - "Yes but what type of white coffee"

Moi - "The type that comes in a cup"

Staff - "But we have many different types of coffee"

Moi - "It says on the sign, coffee shop, not the many different types of coffee shop"

Staff - "But we do many different coffees"

Moi - "Just give me a coffee, with milk, in a cup, the coffee it says above the door"

Staff - "Do you mean a nescafe"

Moi - "I don't care about the brand just give me a coffee"

Wife -  (appears from nowhere), "You go and sit down, I will sort it out"

Wife - "I want the sort of coffee you would make at home with a kettle and a jar of coffee in the cupboard and some milk in the fridge"

Staff - "Ok"

 

Sounds like a "Two Ronnies" sketch ... but instead of four candles you wanted to say "four coffees" !

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2 hours ago, Padge said:

I once had a stand off in a "coffee shop", my wife drinks coffee, I drink tea. She sent me to order the drinks.

Moi - "Could I have a tea and a white coffee"

Staff - "What type of coffee"

Moi - "I told you white"

Staff - "Yes but what type of white coffee"

Moi - "The type that comes in a cup"

Staff - "But we have many different types of coffee"

Moi - "It says on the sign, coffee shop, not the many different types of coffee shop"

Staff - "But we do many different coffees"

Moi - "Just give me a coffee, with milk, in a cup, the coffee it says above the door"

Staff - "Do you mean a nescafe"

Moi - "I don't care about the brand just give me a coffee"

Wife -  (appears from nowhere), "You go and sit down, I will sort it out"

Wife - "I want the sort of coffee you would make at home with a kettle and a jar of coffee in the cupboard and some milk in the fridge"

Staff - "Ok"

 

 

Men, know your limits!🤣

Problem is that invariably staff general populous are not clued up on understanding basic language and/or able to extract the information from people because they're useless communicators. That you asked for 'white coffee' - as opposed to any one of the multitude on offer, would tell me you're not a coffee person and just wanted a cup of coffee with milk in it. i'd probably ask how strong you like it and that would be about it.

'White coffee' to many of these people doesn't compute as it's not on the menu offer!

I think society fell into ruin and the economy with it when the 9TP shop closed its doors and we had to pay a full 'pound' for our cheap tat!

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Buying flea preventment for our cats,had to wait to be served by a member of staff who was trained to open the cabinet where the treatment is kept.fifteen minutes later this alleged "pet lock specialist " appears and before he tackles the safe,asks me to fill out a series of forms before our transaction is complete,one of which stated that unless I provided my name and address then they would refuse to sell me this no doubt highly dangerous concoction of cat chemicals. I walked out in disbelief ,the four horsemen of the apocalypse are indeed fast approaching 

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5 hours ago, Denton Rovers RLFC said:

 

Men, know your limits!🤣

Problem is that invariably staff general populous are not clued up on understanding basic language and/or able to extract the information from people because they're useless communicators. That you asked for 'white coffee' - as opposed to any one of the multitude on offer, would tell me you're not a coffee person and just wanted a cup of coffee with milk in it. i'd probably ask how strong you like it and that would be about it.

'White coffee' to many of these people doesn't compute as it's not on the menu offer!

I think society fell into ruin and the economy with it when the 9TP shop closed its doors and we had to pay a full 'pound' for our cheap tat!

I once had trouble in subway getting chillies on my sandwich. Apparently they didn't have any. They only had jalapenos. 

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8 hours ago, Padge said:

I once had a stand off in a "coffee shop", my wife drinks coffee, I drink tea. She sent me to order the drinks.

Moi - "Could I have a tea and a white coffee"

Staff - "What type of coffee"

Moi - "I told you white"

Staff - "Yes but what type of white coffee"

Moi - "The type that comes in a cup"

Staff - "But we have many different types of coffee"

Moi - "It says on the sign, coffee shop, not the many different types of coffee shop"

Staff - "But we do many different coffees"

Moi - "Just give me a coffee, with milk, in a cup, the coffee it says above the door"

Staff - "Do you mean a nescafe"

Moi - "I don't care about the brand just give me a coffee"

Wife -  (appears from nowhere), "You go and sit down, I will sort it out"

Wife - "I want the sort of coffee you would make at home with a kettle and a jar of coffee in the cupboard and some milk in the fridge"

Staff - "Ok"

 

 

I am with staff. If you go into a pub and ask for beer, they are likely to ask more questions and it is not the barmaid being awkward. 


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9 hours ago, Padge said:

I once had a stand off in a "coffee shop", my wife drinks coffee, I drink tea. She sent me to order the drinks.

Moi - "Could I have a tea and a white coffee"

Staff - "What type of coffee"

Moi - "I told you white"

Staff - "Yes but what type of white coffee"

Moi - "The type that comes in a cup"

Staff - "But we have many different types of coffee"

Moi - "It says on the sign, coffee shop, not the many different types of coffee shop"

Staff - "But we do many different coffees"

Moi - "Just give me a coffee, with milk, in a cup, the coffee it says above the door"

Staff - "Do you mean a nescafe"

Moi - "I don't care about the brand just give me a coffee"

Wife -  (appears from nowhere), "You go and sit down, I will sort it out"

Wife - "I want the sort of coffee you would make at home with a kettle and a jar of coffee in the cupboard and some milk in the fridge"

Staff - "Ok"

 

 

Come on, Padge, complete the story!  How did the staff react to your request for tea?

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20 minutes ago, Bob8 said:

I am with staff. If you go into a pub and ask for beer, they are likely to ask more questions and it is not the barmaid being awkward. 

I’m with Padge. The only question I’d find acceptable would be “bean, instant or filter?” 

In Britain, a coffee is a coffee, a cup full of coffee and water and nothing else. With some folk liking a colouring of milk in it. It is certainly not a milky mess or even a thimble full of tar. 

You, sir, are clearly one of those metropolitan liberal elites who are here to corrupt us all. 

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18 hours ago, JohnM said:

It all went wrong when they started building houses with just one staircase. Up to then,  the wife would use the back stairs between the kitchen and the bedroom. Now, they have to go through the lounge and having seen how comfortable that is for the husband, they want a share. Whatever next? The vote?

"Go through the lounge"?

Does one live in a public house?

Or, does one mean the sitting room?

How very non U.

Parvenu !

 

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20 minutes ago, ckn said:

I’m with Padge. The only question I’d find acceptable would be “bean, instant or filter?” 

In Britain, a coffee is a coffee, a cup full of coffee and water and nothing else. With some folk liking a colouring of milk in it. It is certainly not a milky mess or even a thimble full of tar. 

You, sir, are clearly one of those metropolitan liberal elites who are here to corrupt us all. 

I worked in a coffee shop long before gammon was a description of a person. A type of man would ask pointedly for a coffee. You would learn to check they were after filter coffee and still they would complain that I did not magically know what they wanted. 

I was certainly the villain in their eyes. 


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Just now, Bob8 said:

I worked in a coffee shop long before gammon was a description of a person. A type of man would ask pointedly for a coffee. You would learn to check they were after filter coffee and still they would complain that I did not magically know what they wanted. 

I was certainly the villain in their eyes. 

One place I worked in central London had a Starbucks next door, every morning I jumped the queue because the staff knew I wanted a filter coffee that was just pour in a cup and take my money. Starbucks bean coffee tastes like reconstituted ashtray anyway so I was happy in that. People were queueing 20-30 minutes for their “coffee”


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4 minutes ago, ckn said:

One place I worked in central London had a Starbucks next door, every morning I jumped the queue because the staff knew I wanted a filter coffee that was just pour in a cup and take my money. Starbucks bean coffee tastes like reconstituted ashtray anyway so I was happy in that. People were queueing 20-30 minutes for their “coffee”

I think society began to fall apart when people were willing to admit quite openly to be queue jumpers!  Sorry, ckn, but the truth can hurt!

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39 minutes ago, ckn said:

I’m with Padge. The only question I’d find acceptable would be “bean, instant or filter?” 

In Britain, a coffee is a coffee, a cup full of coffee and water and nothing else. With some folk liking a colouring of milk in it. It is certainly not a milky mess or even a thimble full of tar. 

You, sir, are clearly one of those metropolitan liberal elites who are here to corrupt us all. 

Coffee should either be served Julie Andrews or Whoopi Goldberg. Possibly Mary Poppins.

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10 minutes ago, Wiltshire Warrior Dragon said:

I think society began to fall apart when people were willing to admit quite openly to be queue jumpers!  Sorry, ckn, but the truth can hurt!

Two queues, queue 1 was for those who wanted to stand griping about how long they were in a queue to get ashtray coffee. Queue 2 was for those who didn’t want bean coffee. 

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46 minutes ago, Bearman said:

"Go through the lounge"?

Does one live in a public house?

Or, does one mean the sitting room?

How very non U.

Parvenu !

 

Just tailoring my post for the young ones on here. Of course, I should have written "drawing room" or "withdrawing room"  😀

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I posted this on the whisky thread but it really belongs here. 

Apparently, this is a “thing”. Alcoholic drinks in capsules that you stuff in your mouth and pretend you’re all modern. 


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1 minute ago, JohnM said:

Just tailoring my post for the young ones on here. Of course, I should have written "drawing room" or "withdrawing room"  😀

First time my wife met my gran, who has a broad Scottish accent, she was utterly confused when my gran said to her “can you go get the biscuits from the bunker in the scullery.” 😄 


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