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The ice cream story, then [May. 9th, 2007|04:53 pm]
Listen in, listen Ian!
I went to the theatre on Monday evening with monkeyssk8 to see Whipping It Up. The play was good - basically what would happen if the Tories won the next election and appointed Victor Meldrew as their chief whip. Lee Ross was in it too, which is always good. Also, another one of the actors sat next to me on the tube on the way back but I got off before him so I can't report on his further movements.

Anyway, at half time I wanted some ice cream, so I went to stand at the bar for about four hours without being noticed, until in exasperation I said something along the lines of "Do I get served at some point then?" which earned me a long diatribe from both staff about how it's not their fault, that the till was broken, and that I shouldn't shout at them - which I hadn't. This was after the man one of the staff had spent ages in an argument with the customer in front of me about whether he should give the guy his change or not. He was American. So the whole point, which seems to have lost some of its impact and gravity in the intervening two days to be honest, is that offensive_mango's paeans to American customer service compared to British, have been undermined an insignificant amount. That's it, really. So, yeah.

[User Picture]From: offensive_mango
2007-05-09 04:09 pm (UTC)
He was probably some fvcking Canadian.
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[User Picture]From: eyekiller
2007-05-09 04:30 pm (UTC)
Did you get any ice cream?
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[User Picture]From: ruudboy
2007-05-09 04:38 pm (UTC)
Yeah. It was £2.50! and it was only okay.
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[User Picture]From: eyekiller
2007-05-09 04:44 pm (UTC)
£2.50? Tsk. You can get 2/3 of a tub of Haaaagen Daaaas Pralines & Cream for that.
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[User Picture]From: thapunkprincess
2007-05-09 05:43 pm (UTC)
I was in a bar in the US recently waiting for ages to get served. Why wasn't I getting served? Oh! It's because every other cunt was putting two dollars minimum in front of them and the bar staff weren't paying any attention to anyone not doing that. Plus they expected a tip on top of the extortionate drinks prices. I longed to be ignored by some surly Brit just because they were human rather than these mercenary American bastards.
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