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Mollybest1 Thu 21-Oct-21 11:43:57

Your outside a pub having a drink and your bus turns up. Is it ok to leave your empty glasses on the table ?

FannyCornforth Thu 21-Oct-21 11:44:58

Yes. But not under usual circumstances

Kim19 Thu 21-Oct-21 11:49:39

Absolutely.

Newatthis Thu 21-Oct-21 12:24:38

If there are tables outside then that's OK. It's the staff's job to collect them.

Baggs Thu 21-Oct-21 12:24:48

Don't bars/pubs employ people to round up empties?

Baggs Thu 21-Oct-21 12:25:21

Crossed posts, newatthis smile

LovelyCuppa Thu 21-Oct-21 12:27:17

Yes. People bringing in glasses is a really lovely extra if possible but not at all a necessity. Hope you made it to the bus! 😊

Mollybest1 Thu 21-Oct-21 12:34:12

Thank you. I have been having anxiety attacks about this for 2 years. Mainly the what if sort, what if they fell over and smashed and someone got hurt, sort of things.

Mollybest1 Thu 21-Oct-21 12:43:53

Baggs

Crossed posts, newatthis smile

I seem to have saved this , don’t know how to un save it. 🙄

Grannynannywanny Thu 21-Oct-21 12:59:43

I thought you were about to ask is it ok to get on the bus with your drink 😃

LovelyCuppa Thu 21-Oct-21 13:14:55

That sounds like a fun bus ride Grannynannywanny!

25Avalon Thu 21-Oct-21 13:18:49

Best to have plastic glasses outside. Then there is no risk to others. But then ours is a football club bar.

Zoejory Thu 21-Oct-21 13:21:10

Always leave the glasses outside. My nephew who works in a bar expects the staff to pick up the glasses outside. Could get problematic if people are wandering in and out with glasses when the staff are busily doing their job.

felice Thu 21-Oct-21 13:36:36

As a former Bar/Restaurant owner I would say leave the glasses where they are, as Zoejory says it just causes congestion especially around the bar area. Also at the door, part of the price you paid for your drink will include service. Do not worry about it let them do their jobs.

Shelflife Thu 21-Oct-21 20:56:16

Of course it is ok to leave your glass on an outside table. A nice gesture if you can take it inside but pubs don't expect you to do that !

Nonogran Thu 21-Oct-21 21:16:31

Not worth even thinking about. That’s what the bar staff are meant to do. Collecting glasses is their job. Kind to take them back yourself but relaaax. Stop thinking about it.

Hobbs1 Sat 23-Oct-21 11:36:40

If it’s empty that’s fine, but if you had just replenished your drink, would you leave that…….
Personally I’d take my G and T with me and return the glass the next day 😉

Secondwind Sat 23-Oct-21 11:39:37

Under those circumstances, yes.

lemongrove Sat 23-Oct-21 11:59:01

Mollybest1

Thank you. I have been having anxiety attacks about this for 2 years. Mainly the what if sort, what if they fell over and smashed and someone got hurt, sort of things.

Anxiety attacks about leaving your glass?
That’s what pub staff do, clear tables, doesn’t matter if they are outside or inside.

Laterunner Sat 23-Oct-21 12:01:48

I can't believe I've wasted time reading this thread. Stopped at first page. If that's all you have to worry about you should try my life!!

MerylStreep Sat 23-Oct-21 12:04:59

If your having anxiety attacks, why did you buy the drink knowing you had a bus coming?

LovelyLady Sat 23-Oct-21 12:13:57

It’s COVID time and you’re more at risk returning the glass indoors.

icanhandthemback Sat 23-Oct-21 12:40:58

Wow, people shaming anxious people in their posts. If you suffer from anxiety, it can hit in any form not just the things that people think they should be anxious about. You should be thoroughly ashamed of yourselves.
Mollybest1, I think most people would reassure you that you do not need to worry about this but it does sound like you may need a little help in not overthinking the consequences of this sort of thing. We cannot control everything but as long as you have done your best to minimise consequences, you should not need to think about it any further. I hope the reassurance you get on your post, helps you cope with this issue.

Baggs Sat 23-Oct-21 12:50:24

LovelyLady

It’s COVID time and you’re more at risk returning the glass indoors.

Good point.

SueDonim Sat 23-Oct-21 12:52:59

Most cafes/pubs here prefer you to leave your plates, mugs, glasses etc on the table so they know which ones need to be sanitised before the next customer. Of course, outdoors might be different but even in places like Greggs, where you’d normally clear your own table, they now ask you not to do that.