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:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:
as they didnt have a hint of irony do you think they didnt know it was a coffee shop and thought it just another trendy bar
still made me giggle though thanks:rotfl:
this coming from the mad old lovable woman that is my mum. Calls up AIRPORT CARS and asks if they do trips to the airport.
Another one was she was expecting a new pc at work, so when she got in she saw her new shiny monitor and got excited!!! as they have to leave their pcs on overnight for updates etc... she just turned on the screen!!
she tries again...................nothing happens.
one third go again nothing happens.
so she calls her it dept. and tells them that her new pc doesnt work, he then says with apparantly no hint of laughter or sarcasm in his voice (which i would of found very hard to do) well it wont cos its here next to me now. i was just about to bring it up
she looks down and theirs no base unit!!!! :rotfl: :rotfl:
And my all time favourite
i was watching the one show when the phone rings :mad:
i answer it and its my mum going 'oohh turn on bbc1 now'
i say 'im watching bbc1 already'
she says 'your martins on the tv!!'
i say 'i know he his mum thats why im watching it but hes not my martin'
she then replies 'do you think you should tape it for him, incase he doesnt know hes on' :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:
-o I am humble -o You are attention seeking -o She is Nadine Dorries
"What are you? A nuclear physicist?"
Well, err...... yes...... I am/was.....
I had to avoid spitting out my Starbucks/coffee.;)
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Another time my brother lost his car keys and asked her if she had seen them and she said "yeah there lovely"
He rang the worship leader and asked him 'When's Sunday Night at Eight?'.
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Honestly, do we think everybody knows what Starbucks sells? Besides, I think their mixed berry juice is nice. Their tea's not so nice.
Does Starbucks serve coffee? It's not such a stupid question -- there's nothing on the menu simply called "coffee", is there? It's all cappucini and lattes, which is fine for someone like Martin who lives in the big city, but not everyone's as cosmopolitan as he is.
The first time I went to a Starbucks was in Seattle, USA, some years ago, when I was training some folk at Boeing. I walked in, and there was a monstrous array of double-tall-latte nonsense, which is fine if you like drinking chilling your coffee by drinking it through cold milk scum in a huge paper bucket. However, I asked for "just an espresso, please", in other words, nothing more than a short black coffee.
The server looked confused, and turned to his boss, to ask "are we allowed to serve just an esperesso?"!
Starbucks doesn't really sell coffee, it sells some complicated metropolitan, latter-day, value-added customer experience. If you like that sort of thing. It's pretty hard to just get a coffee there.
Just to say I'm fairly certain that the person concerned was a mystery shopper, one of the questions they often have to ask is 'do you sell coffee' to note down how the member of staff answers - something sarcastic, or laughing is frowned upon.
Another question is to ask what a certain coffee e.g cappucino tastes like, there are certain key words that are meant to given in the reply, like smooth or creamy.