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PSA: free tea & coffee etiquette update from Waitrose Watch

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    Apparently, people have been hogging the cafe tables with their free tea & coffees, denying paying customers a space to sit down.

    The new guidance is as follows:

    From 9 February we will be asking myWaitrose members who wish to enjoy their free tea or coffee in one of our Cafés to also purchase a treat - such as a sandwich, cake, biscuit or piece of fruit. This change will enable us to continue to offer our customers the enjoyable service they expect.
    If you're not visiting the café, you can still pick up a free tea or coffee from the self-service machine when you are shopping with us. Remember to present your myWaitrose card.


    The comments section from The Guardian amused me are hilarious.
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    (Original post by Puddles the Monkey)
    Apparently, people have been hogging the cafe tables with their free tea & coffees, denying paying customers a space to sit down.

    The new guidance is as follows:



    The comments section from The Guardian amused me are hilarious.
    There's no café in either of the two Waitroses I know, just the self service machines. Either way, their coffee isn't great; you can tell why it's free.
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    (Original post by Reluire)
    There's no café in either of the two Waitroses I know, just the self service machines. Either way, their coffee isn't great; you can tell why it's free.
    Never look a gift horse in the mouth. :shock:

    It's alright, but I wouldn't pay for it :erm:
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    (Original post by Puddles the Monkey)
    Never look a gift horse in the mouth. :shock:

    It's alright, but I wouldn't pay for it :erm:
    What happens if you do? :mmm:

    Yeah, same. If I was passing by I might pick one up, but I rarely am. It's very bitter if I remember right.
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    it is drinkable but not as nice as my home-made coffee. also those wooden stirrers are not very effective at stirring.
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    it is drinkable but not as nice as my home-made coffee. also those wooden stirrers are not very effective at stirring.
    They're not quite worthy of being called stirrers are they?
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    it is drinkable but not as nice as my home-made coffee. also those wooden stirrers are not very effective at stirring.
    ...you bring your home made coffee & garage Doritos and take up table space in the Waitrose cafe :nothing:
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    (Original post by Reluire)
    What happens if you do? :mmm:

    Yeah, same. If I was passing by I might pick one up, but I rarely am. It's very bitter if I remember right.
    It's not that dreadful. But if I was going to pay £2 I'd go to a super hip and trendy local coffee joint, y'know?
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    They're not quite worthy of being called stirrers are they?
    i do like them... they have a certain rustic insouciance, but the fail is strong in their stirring ability.
    they look like things that could be used on Blue Peter to make your own Kon Tiki.
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    (Original post by Puddles the Monkey)
    ...you bring your home made coffee & garage Doritos and take up table space in the Waitrose cafe :nothing:
    where i can read my free Metro paper in peace and quiet.
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    where i can read my free Metro paper in peace and quiet.
    :shock:

    *faints*
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    (Original post by the bear)
    i do like them... they have a certain rustic insouciance, but the fail is strong in their stirring ability.
    they look like things that could be used on Blue Peter to make your own Kon Tiki.
    They are also horribly unecological, as are most things to do with the coffee industry. :sad:

    Cannot Dyson invent a high pressure remote coffee stirrer or something? I am imagining something that grabs your cup, rotates it at high speed and then plonks it back next to your mouth.
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    This sucks. There's nothing that's gluten free.

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