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Most disgraceful customer supplied refreshments.

Mick Dempsey

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Many years back, we were felling a load of oaks on a Saturday for a client.

Big pressure on the job, 5 men on the job to ensure they were all on the floor before the planning officers got involved Monday morning.

Anyway around 10.30 custy says ‘do you want tea?’ I say ‘ok’ a bit grudgingly but if it’s quick it won’t cost us any time.

20 minutes pass, then she comes out ‘ooh sorry I forgot, I was making tea

wasn’t I?’ Another 20 minutes and out I comes, I take a sip…. tastes like soapy water..Earl Grey! 
 I splutter ‘This is Earl Grey!’ 
 She says ‘Don’t you like it? it’s all we drink’

We mutter, throw it on the ground and restart.

An absolute disgrace 40 minutes x 5 men = 2 man hours up the spout for nothing.


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Just now, mtt.tr said:

Swedish people cant make tea (well this one couldn't), politely accept a tea. 



The utter cheek when they suggest, if its too strong I can add more milk!!!

I can assure you there is less milk in a cows udder 

Polish are the same, weak tea and more often than not only uht milk too. The food usually makes up for it though!

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Just now, Mick Dempsey said:

French often have a cold cafetière of coffee that the pour in a cup and microwave for you.

It’s actually not bad.

It's better than the result of putting the milk in first, then the teabag into the cold milk, followed by luke warm water and a limp wristed stir without even squeezing the bag on removal.

I figured it'd be more polite to not drink it at all than chance spewing it across the kitchen table.

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