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49 minutes ago, 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. 

I am that man.   And yes, you are the villain.

In my - definitive - opinion, coffee is vile and should not be consumed by humans except in the form of a double espresso laced with sugar the morning after a very heavy night.  

People who ask for a double mocha chocca frappu-latte with soya milk on rye.....aaaargh!


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2 minutes ago, Steve May said:

I am that man.   And yes, you are the villain.

In my - definitive - opinion, coffee is vile and should not be consumed by humans except in the form of a double espresso laced with sugar the morning after a very heavy night.  

People who ask for a double mocha chocca frappu-latte with soya milk on rye.....aaaargh!

To wind up my dad once, I ordered a grande chai latte with soya milk with extra cinnamon. That was fun watching his expression 😄 

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6 minutes ago, Steve May said:

I am that man.   And yes, you are the villain.

In my - definitive - opinion, coffee is vile and should not be consumed by humans except in the form of a double espresso laced with sugar the morning after a very heavy night.  

People who ask for a double mocha chocca frappu-latte with soya milk on rye.....aaaargh!

So, you want

- specific coffee

- something added to it

- not having coffee 

you must choose two from three! 


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3 minutes ago, Bob8 said:

So, you want

- specific coffee

- something added to it

- not having coffee 

you must choose two from three! 

😀

No coffee, that’s easy!

I’m a tea man.     And by tea, I mean tea.   Made of tea.   With milk and sugar. 

Not a thin soup of twigs and mysterious spices.  

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9 minutes ago, Steve May said:

😀

No coffee, that’s easy!

I’m a tea man.     And by tea, I mean tea.   Made of tea.   With milk and sugar. 

Not a thin soup of twigs and mysterious spices.  

Leaf tea, made in a pot and allowed time to infuse. 

Preferably from Yorkshire. Or Dorset. 

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11 minutes ago, Steve May said:

😀

No coffee, that’s easy!

I’m a tea man.     And by tea, I mean tea.   Made of tea.   With milk and sugar. 

Not a thin soup of twigs and mysterious spices.  

If you had asked for tea, I would have put the kettle on, checked you wanted Yorkshire tea and all would be well. 


"You clearly have never met Bob8 then, he's like a veritable Bryan Ferry of RL." - Johnoco 19 Jul 2014

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49 minutes ago, ckn said:

To wind up my dad once, I ordered a grande chai latte with soya milk with extra cinnamon. That was fun watching his expression 😄 

From the TV show 'Frasier'
Niles: I'll have a decaf latte, and please be sure to use skim milk.
Frasier: I'll have the same.
Eric: Got it. 
[turns to barista]
Eric: Two Gutless Wonders!

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7 hours ago, JDINTHEHIZZOUSE said:

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 

yup, tracking and gathering information on people to use against them, it's the norm these days. I always refused to give my details buying a TV, simply said I'm buying elsewhere. Haven't bought a TV in over 10 years and actually gave my Tosh away. Either take my business or lose out, people should make a stance always to get change but most people simply want an easy life, yet in the end caving in makes their and everyone's else's lives worse/less easy in the long run.

Damn got political fast!

 

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5 hours ago, ckn said:

To wind up my dad once, I ordered a grande chai latte with soya milk with extra cinnamon. That was fun watching his expression 😄 

That's just twisted🤣

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5 hours ago, JohnM said:

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

Wouldn't that be the 'parlour', through the hall and past the library and study? That was the precise layout of the house (or 'hois') of a lady I visited through my charity. She had the pantry, larder, utility room, kitchen (with obligatory AGA), cellar to store the best china/silverware and wine/port, oh and the summerhouse which she did sleep in at times even up until she was in her late 90s. Common as muck though which is why we got on😊  

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46 minutes ago, Denton Rovers RLFC said:

yup, tracking and gathering information on people to use against them, it's the norm these days. I always refused to give my details buying a TV, simply said I'm buying elsewhere. Haven't bought a TV in over 10 years and actually gave my Tosh away. Either take my business or lose out, people should make a stance always to get change but most people simply want an easy life, yet in the end caving in makes their and everyone's else's lives worse/less easy in the long run.

Damn got political fast!

 

It isn't to do with gathering information or marketing, it's to do with the fact that numerous animal treatments are highly toxic controlled substances. If you're buying from a vet, they will often insist that they have to have seen the animal in the last twelve months (ours does, even though we have been with them for donkeys years and they have all the animals previous medical records).

Anyway, moving swiftly on, is it just me? Is it?

If I buy a bottle of beer, I expect to be offered a glass. Drinking from bottles is for oiks and slobs.

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17 minutes ago, BryanC said:

It isn't to do with gathering information or marketing, it's to do with the fact that numerous animal treatments are highly toxic controlled substances. If you're buying from a vet, they will often insist that they have to have seen the animal in the last twelve months (ours does, even though we have been with them for donkeys years and they have all the animals previous medical records).

Anyway, moving swiftly on, is it just me? Is it?

If I buy a bottle of beer, I expect to be offered a glass. Drinking from bottles is for oiks and slobs.

So as I said, information gathering as to who is using x, in this case flea treatment, you didn't have to do that in days gone by did you, why has it changed?

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Change in regulations regarding controlled substances. Pain in the backside to be honest if you just want a can of flea spray.

(Bit like signing the "Poison Book" at the chemists years ago).

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21 hours ago, BryanC said:

If I buy a bottle of beer, I expect to be offered a glass. Drinking from bottles is for oiks and slobs.

The look on some bar staffs facies when you ask for a glass to go with your bottle of beer is often one of utter surprise.

 

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On 11/10/2019 at 23:26, 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"

 

 

Honestly you really are a neanderthal Padge , get with the real world 😉

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On 12/10/2019 at 15:23, Denton Rovers RLFC said:

yup, tracking and gathering information on people to use against them, it's the norm these days. I always refused to give my details buying a TV, simply said I'm buying elsewhere. Haven't bought a TV in over 10 years and actually gave my Tosh away. Either take my business or lose out, people should make a stance always to get change but most people simply want an easy life, yet in the end caving in makes their and everyone's else's lives worse/less easy in the long run.

Damn got political fast!

 

You need to read Ben Elton's latest book ' Identity Crisis ' , brilliant look at information use , so funny 

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On 12/10/2019 at 17:12, BryanC said:

Change in regulations regarding controlled substances. Pain in the backside to be honest if you just want a can of flea spray.

(Bit like signing the "Poison Book" at the chemists years ago).

Given what you can make a bomb out of they might as well keep a tab on what people buy from hardware and supermarkets, oh wait that happens too through loyalty cards🙄

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On 13/10/2019 at 14:01, Padge said:

The look on some bar staffs facies when you ask for a glass to go with your bottle of beer is often one of utter surprise.

 

bar staff  with hipster beard and sheep tattoos - "six forty"

moi- "as opposed to that'll be  six pounds forty please sir"


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20 minutes ago, graveyard johnny said:

bar staff  with hipster beard and sheep tattoos - "six forty"

moi- "as opposed to that'll be  six pounds forty please sir"

Or better still:

Thank you sir, that will be 6 Pounds 8 Shillings please.

 

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38 minutes ago, Shadow said:

Or better still:

Thank you sir, that will be 6 Pounds 8 Shillings please.

 

On the subject of bars, I followed Shadow's and Ckn's lead and went into a pub and asked for beer. When the barmaid tried to confirm that I wanted a specific ale, I rolled my eyes and loudly complained that it was a pub and I should be able to get beer! I blamed her for modern society.

Just doing my bit for your gentlemen!

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33 minutes ago, Bob8 said:

On the subject of bars, I followed Shadow's and Ckn's lead and went into a pub and asked for beer. When the barmaid tried to confirm that I wanted a specific ale, I rolled my eyes and loudly complained that it was a pub and I should be able to get beer! I blamed her for modern society.

Just doing my bit for your gentlemen!

😄

A proper pub would know you and what your drink of preference would be in all circumstances, consequently they should have your drink waiting on the bar by the time you have hung up your barbour jacket and hat. You were clearly drinking in an inferior establishment. Probably foreign.

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1 hour ago, Shadow said:

A proper pub would know you and what your drink of preference would be in all circumstances, consequently they should have your drink waiting on the bar by the time you have hung up your barbour jacket and hat. You were clearly drinking in an inferior establishment. Probably foreign.

They had changed the ales. She checked rather than presumed my choice. I was outraged.


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On 12/10/2019 at 19:47, ckn said:

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. 

Is that for real?!

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