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Pret a rubbish, I call it. [Jan. 31st, 2007|09:52 am]
Listen in, listen Ian!
I usually aim to leave the house between ten past and quarter past eight,
which on average gets me to work at nine. This morning I left about five
minutes early, which thanks to a bus being at the stop just when I arrived
there, and then a train being in the station just when I arrived saw me
getting out of the station at the other end at about twenty five to nine.

The only correct thing to do at this point was obviously to turn up at
work nice and early, showing enthusiasm and eagerness to please
looking for some breakfast. I'm not really a fan of Pret a
Manger* but on Sunday I ended up in one out of desperation, and
found that they do a quite nice bacon and egg croissant thing, so I thought
that would do nicely. Except the branch on Long Acre opposite my work
doesn't seem to do them. Stupid shop. I made do with an egg mayonnaise roll
from the newsagent which is all very well but y'know, I'd built myself up
for bacony croissant thing.

*Yes, call it by its name. I don't hold with people being on
first name terms with a chain of sandwich shops.

[User Picture]From: dermfitz
2007-01-31 10:02 am (UTC)
Someone I work with says " 'Bucks" for Starbucks. I don't like this.
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[User Picture]From: bengraham
2007-01-31 10:17 am (UTC)
I say "w**kers" for Starbucks. I hope that maybe it will catch on as a popular slang term.
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[User Picture]From: pink_weasel
2007-01-31 10:14 am (UTC)
Haven't they become just Pret??

Someone at work signs his emails CRAiG like he's a brand which annoys me.
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[User Picture]From: several_bees
2007-01-31 10:42 am (UTC)
Also, have you seen their current posters? Graargh. Argh. Grarh. "Good food is good. Bad food is bad. Eat, drink, and be wary / EAT WITH YOUR HEAD". Good food is good? What? Bad food is bad? And I already eat with my head, since it's where I keep my mouth.
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[User Picture]From: offensive_mango
2007-01-31 11:16 am (UTC)
I told you you were early!
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[User Picture]From: offensive_mango
2007-01-31 11:18 am (UTC)
In stark contrast, I sat (read: stood) underground for 15 minutes, boiling, then fell over in slow motion onto the woman who was sitting down to my right because I was off-kilter because the woman to my left had luggage in the aisle preventing me from standing straight or being able to reach anything to hold on to while texting my manager, and I quote: "have been undergfround for 15mins just arr edg rd" for the two seconds I had receptions at edg rd, but it didn't work so he didn't get it until I got to Paddington anyway, and I was LATE even though normally I would have been EARLY.
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From: flounderingfool
2007-01-31 01:00 pm (UTC)
The best think about Pret[1] is that I have a friend who works there and often when I visit him I get tons of nice free Pret stuff to eat and drink. I don't _think_ it's stolen, but rather stuff that would be out of date if it stayed in the shop until the next day.

[1] Okay, strictly this is a good think about my friend, not about Pret.
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[User Picture]From: simplisticcow
2007-01-31 02:06 pm (UTC)
Greetings, I'm a friend of the Mezzanine. I once had a carrot juice from Pret which was gone off and beyond vile. They sent me a £5 voucher which certainly does not cover the inconvenience of never been able to drink the stuff again. I would have been happy with a giant carrot.
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From: metallikat
2007-01-31 07:42 pm (UTC)
They do excellent egg and tomato subs, of a morning. Yummy, they are.
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[User Picture]From: miss_newham
2007-02-01 01:13 am (UTC)
I take huge detours for those breakfast baguettes. Yay savoury food!
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