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Free Food

edited 25 April 2016 at 10:57AM in Shop but don't drop
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  • Tim_LTim_L Forumite
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    In fact they taste of corn, not cheesy wotsits. A little bland, but quite acceptable.

    I am working on ways of cheesifying them, but my natural delicacy and good breeding prevents me from going into details at this stage.
  • Savvy_SueSavvy_Sue Forumite
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    ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

    Why didn't I find this post before today? Side-splitting stuff.

    Although I once cut into a slice of Camembert, ate it, thought it tasted a little strong, and was then informed by my offspring that there were things wriggling in the rest of it ... :o
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  • Tim, you are one very funny man, I would be wonderful to have someone like you in our office.

    ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

    Debeast, You are right about NHS food, but I hope the dieticians, I work with don't see this as they plan the menu's for the NHS trust I work for.

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  • vanoonoovanoonoo Forumite
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    I am working on ways of cheesifying them, but my natural delicacy and good breeding prevents me from going into details at this stage.
    bury them in the lead box with the camembert?
    Blah
  • SystemSystem
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    Free food needn't be confined to the office workspace!

    For the last 16 years I have worked in one or other of a variety of field engineer positions. It is amazing how generous commercial and domestic customers can be at the labour rates we charge. I have had splendid corporate binges in central London, Bacon and egg sandwiches in the midlands, Steak and chips in rural SW of England, limitless tea and coffee*, and a positive EU biscuit mountain all around the country. I have permission from various customers to use their subsidised corporate canteens "if I am in the area".

    However, the best sort of free food is the sort that you get by guilting your manager into taking your team out to lunch because he doesn't really get to see you much what with work pressures and... etc etc etc.

    OK this sort of freebie does not happen everyday, but then lots of other perks come with being field based to make up for this irregularity in food (I have lost count of the shops where "shareholder" or "staff" has been used to discount items I buy)

    Long live the service industry!

    * Not always nice tho! How do you make instant Nescafe taste bad? I don't understand how but they can. Know your customer, coffee? no ta, too busy! ;D
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  • pinky8pinky8 Forumite
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    Absolutely Fantastic !!!

    Thanks Tim for your hilarious short stories :D
    It costs nothing to be nice...:)

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    More, more, more, PLEASE - of the stories not the other!! Laugh? I am sitting here with tears rolling down my cheeks. The funniest part of Martin's site by far.
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    Tim, i cant believe i havent discovered this thread before!!! I have been sitting here laughing out loud to myself since i started reading it.

    More of your humour please, it brightens up the day!!
  • haziechaziec Forumite
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    You should all try working in our A&E Dept! - because we are open 24/7, the highly paid bosses sometimes take pity on us and send down their leftovers from their meetings!
    (note: sweaty sausages and manky cheese is just what u need on a long night in A&E!)
    I will just have to try getting up to the board room sometime (between 9-5) and getting some food while its still fresh lol.
  • COSCOS Forumite
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    Tim, i cant believe i havent discovered this thread before!!!  I have been sitting here laughing out loud to myself since i started reading it.

    More of your humour please, it brightens up the day!!

    Judi, You spent a whole ten minutes keeping your mind off the choc box ;D
    Rememember. Everyone seems normal until you get to know them.
    Never pass up an opportunity to go to the bathroom.
    If you woke up breathing, congratulations! You get another chance. And finally, be really nice to your family and friends; you never know
    when, You might need them to empty your bedpan.
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