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A grumpy morning

(25 Posts)
Hm999 Fri 07-Jul-17 22:07:05

Friday morning with DGD in stroller. 2 jobs.
1st job - no lift up the 1st floor, assistant rings through to get someone to bring down product. Good. Go to till with this and a sale item. The till says I require a 'connector'. Assistant on other till (?) has to go upstairs and get it, so both tills now out of action, queue lengthens. Till then tries to charge me full price for same item!
2nd job is take out coffee from very well-known company for DD etc at home. No cold drinks at all (awaiting delivery). No carrier for 3 drinks (awaiting delivery)
AIBU that no-one apologised to me throughout?

Luckygirl Fri 07-Jul-17 22:19:07! Nowt's perfect.

merlotgran Fri 07-Jul-17 22:27:09

I must be getting very old and behind the times but I didn't understand a word of the OP. confused

No offence intended. Don't mind me. hmm

Chewbacca Fri 07-Jul-17 22:29:21

I read it twice Merlotgran and I'm none the wiser! smile

petra Fri 07-Jul-17 22:32:43

What is "take out coffee from very well known company" confused

Marydoll Fri 07-Jul-17 22:51:58


merlotgran Fri 07-Jul-17 22:56:53

Thank goodness it's not just me. grin

Cherrytree59 Fri 07-Jul-17 23:18:29

Latte or a Frappe from Costa coffee?

suzied Sat 08-Jul-17 03:59:43

If you were buying coffee, why are you worried about no cold drinks?

Menopaws Sat 08-Jul-17 06:24:15


harrigran Sat 08-Jul-17 07:09:54

I think that the word stroller was used indicates USA but I do not have a clue about take out coffee, never have and never would frequent coffee shops.

kittylester Sat 08-Jul-17 07:24:45

Glad there is a confused club for me to join!

Marydoll Sat 08-Jul-17 07:55:12

Is the poster American? I have read and re-read, but can't make sense of it. I usually say "Coffee, to take away", maybe "take out coffee" is how it is said in USA.

Not meaning to be unkind, but is there a point to the post?

Cherrytree59 Sat 08-Jul-17 07:55:25

Iced coffee?cafe

Greenfinch Sat 08-Jul-17 07:56:53

But lift suggests G.B. American would definitely be elevator.Surely the coffee referred to is the takeaway variety rather than the drink in.Everywhere these days people seem to walk around drinking coffee.It is almost as indispensable as a mobile phone.Funny old world!No hands free for anything else.

Baggs Sat 08-Jul-17 08:38:38

Apparently traces of faeces have been found in the ice at a proportion of well-known coffee 'outlets'. Stick to the hot drinks, peeps. I go for the cake and cookiesl
Coffee's good too, especially if one's driving a long way and needs a caffeine kick.

rosesarered Sat 08-Jul-17 08:41:03

I never have ice in drinks outside my own home if I can help it , but sometimes a drink appears with ice already in it....grrr.

annsixty Sat 08-Jul-17 08:47:44

What was not to understand.
OP was complaining about aggravation and poor service and no one apologized for this which is getting to be a daily happening. I would also be very annoyed.

fiorentina51 Sat 08-Jul-17 08:52:32

Same here Annesixty. When I worked in a shop, it was impressed upon us the value to the business of good manners when dealing with the great British public.

trisher Sat 08-Jul-17 09:00:19

I understand about the bad customer service, but so much of the stress could have been alleviated by simply making your own coffee!!! smile

Bellanonna Sat 08-Jul-17 09:09:14

I think OP is an American living in U.K. She would be used to good and efficient service in US with appropriate apologies when it falls short. I don't blame her for feeling peeved. No harm in take-away coffee if that's what she and her DD wanted.

annodomini Sat 08-Jul-17 09:40:39

Scots would have no trouble with 'take-out coffee' as many Scots would still refer to 'carry oot' rather than 'takeaway'. Never heard of iced coffee? I used to enjoy that in Nairobi 50 years ago... until I became caffeine intolerant but that's another story.

ninathenana Sat 08-Jul-17 10:15:50

I'm confused by peoples confused I thought it made perfect sense.

Jalima1108 Sat 08-Jul-17 10:42:50

Americans are known to ask:

'Do you wannit to go'

meaning, would you like to take your coffee away with you or would you like to drink it in here?

MawBroon Sat 08-Jul-17 10:53:39

In my experience in Scotland a takeaway would be referred to as a "Kerry oot "!!