Author Topic: I hear you guys like Dunkin Donuts  (Read 611 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline jimbocz

  • *
  • Posts: 1744
  • Joined: Sep 2015
  • Liked: 330
I hear you guys like Dunkin Donuts
« on: May 10, 2017, 06:13:38 PM »

I'm bringing some back, meet me at Heathrow



Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk

Offline bkupris

  • *
  • Posts: 32
  • Joined: Aug 2012
  • Liked: 0
Re: I hear you guys like Dunkin Donuts
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2017, 06:40:05 PM »
Those will be the price with immigration to get back in the UK ;)

Sent from my STV100-4 using Tapatalk


Offline KFdancer

  • *
  • Posts: 6777
  • Joined: Jun 2012
  • Liked: 685
Re: I hear you guys like Dunkin Donuts
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2017, 06:52:27 PM »
Yummmmmmmmmy

Offline sonofasailor

  • *
  • Posts: 3267
  • Joined: Jul 2005
  • Liked: 241
Re: I hear you guys like Dunkin Donuts
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2017, 06:56:23 PM »
Are any grits coming back with you?
Build your opponent a golden bridge to retreat across - Sun Tzu

Offline x0Kiss0fDeath

  • *
  • Posts: 924
  • Joined: Oct 2012
  • Location: Crowthorne, Berkshire
  • Gender: Female
  • Liked: 59
Re: I hear you guys like Dunkin Donuts
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2017, 08:17:20 PM »
Munchkins please?!? Haha


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Online Beatlemania

  • *
  • Posts: 627
  • Joined: Feb 2014
  • Liked: 46
Re: I hear you guys like Dunkin Donuts
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2017, 09:57:58 PM »
... Which terminal?   [smiley=dizzy2.gif]
Met Mr. Beatlemania: 20 Jan 2010
Tier 4 Visa Approved: 17 Sep 2012
Married: 22 Jun 2013
Spousal Visa Received:  22 Sep 2014
Ohio to Essex: 26 October 2014
FLR(M): 10 May 2017

Offline jimbocz

  • *
  • Posts: 1744
  • Joined: Sep 2015
  • Liked: 330
Re: I hear you guys like Dunkin Donuts
« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2017, 02:40:30 AM »
Actually I'm finding this trip home a little strange, maybe because I'm by myself .  I just don't know how stuff works and the little rituals that everyone else takes for granted.  Like paying for dinner have changed in wierd ways I don't understand.  It's all about paper  tickets instead of bringing the card machine.  Since I sound like I'm born there, people think I'm strange.


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk

Offline jimbocz

  • *
  • Posts: 1744
  • Joined: Sep 2015
  • Liked: 330
Re: I hear you guys like Dunkin Donuts
« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2017, 02:44:05 AM »
Are any grits coming back with you?

I'm going to jettison everything that is not worth more than it's weight in grits and replace it with grits.  Towels, maybe underwear, deodorant to name a few.


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk

Offline phatbeetle

  • Deadhead in Scotland
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • Posts: 13256
  • Joined: Sep 2007
  • Location: :-D
  • Gender: Female
  • Also known as PB&J ;-)
  • Liked: 43
Re: I hear you guys like Dunkin Donuts
« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2017, 11:09:35 AM »
Like paying for dinner have changed in wierd ways I don't understand.  It's all about paper  tickets instead of bringing the card machine.  Since I sound like I'm born there, people think I'm strange.

Paper tickets  ???  Do explain for the uninitiated!

Also, how are you finding those 18-20% tips????
I've never gotten food on my underpants!
Work permit (2007) to British Citizen (2014)
You're stuck with me!

Offline lyonaria

  • *
  • Posts: 2007
  • Joined: Jun 2014
  • Location: Derbyshire, UK
  • Liked: 210
Re: I hear you guys like Dunkin Donuts
« Reply #9 on: May 11, 2017, 05:58:26 PM »
Paper tickets  ???  Do explain for the uninitiated!

Also, how are you finding those 18-20% tips????

My guess, as I worked in a restaurant, is he means giving your card to the server and having them bring you the receipts to put the tip and total on and sign.
The usual. American girl meets British guy. They fall into like, then into love. Then there was the big decision. The American traveled across the pond to join the Brit. And life was never the same again.

Offline phatbeetle

  • Deadhead in Scotland
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • Posts: 13256
  • Joined: Sep 2007
  • Location: :-D
  • Gender: Female
  • Also known as PB&J ;-)
  • Liked: 43
Re: I hear you guys like Dunkin Donuts
« Reply #10 on: May 11, 2017, 06:08:15 PM »
My guess, as I worked in a restaurant, is he means giving your card to the server and having them bring you the receipts to put the tip and total on and sign.
But that's not newfangled?
I've never gotten food on my underpants!
Work permit (2007) to British Citizen (2014)
You're stuck with me!

Offline lyonaria

  • *
  • Posts: 2007
  • Joined: Jun 2014
  • Location: Derbyshire, UK
  • Liked: 210
Re: I hear you guys like Dunkin Donuts
« Reply #11 on: May 11, 2017, 06:16:38 PM »
Nope. But that hasn't changed in years. My parents would have mentioned it. They came to visit in September and saw how we use chip and pin where they only have a chip that gets scanned and you still sign.
The usual. American girl meets British guy. They fall into like, then into love. Then there was the big decision. The American traveled across the pond to join the Brit. And life was never the same again.

Offline jimbocz

  • *
  • Posts: 1744
  • Joined: Sep 2015
  • Liked: 330
Re: I hear you guys like Dunkin Donuts
« Reply #12 on: May 17, 2017, 04:27:56 PM »
Paper tickets  ???  Do explain for the uninitiated!

Also, how are you finding those 18-20% tips????

Lyonaria got most of it in her post, but I can't remember leaving those little slips of paper on the table. 

The most confusing was that a few of us went to dinner and someone joked that I have to buy a round as new guy.  So I did, which confused everyone.  In England I am completely used to being extorted into buying ridiculously expensive rounds of drinks so it seemed natural.  Then the bartender gave me a piece of paper to carry to the table with me.  WTF

And yes, the tipping thing was a bit surprising at %20

Offline jimbocz

  • *
  • Posts: 1744
  • Joined: Sep 2015
  • Liked: 330
Re: I hear you guys like Dunkin Donuts
« Reply #13 on: May 17, 2017, 05:21:41 PM »
On this trip I had a credit card with a chip and pin but everyone tried to make me swipe it first, which never worked.  Then they would tell me to insert the card. 

Worse, everyone wanted my cell phone number or zip code, even to buy gas.  This always required a long explanation of why they didn't actually want either of these.  Then the manager is called so I can explain in my thick southern accent that I have lived in the UK for 17 years.

Offline phatbeetle

  • Deadhead in Scotland
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • Posts: 13256
  • Joined: Sep 2007
  • Location: :-D
  • Gender: Female
  • Also known as PB&J ;-)
  • Liked: 43
Re: I hear you guys like Dunkin Donuts
« Reply #14 on: May 17, 2017, 05:38:54 PM »
Worse, everyone wanted my cell phone number or zip code, even to buy gas.

This drives me crazy when I'm in the US too!
And when I'm there for work and have a hire car and my work credit card and I need to refuel to return. So everything makes you prepay at the pump or inside.  So fine, the pump won't work with my credit card and requires a zip code. So you go in and prepay, but have to guess how much you're putting on. Then they only give you a receipt for say the random guess of $25 and say "the rest will come back onto your credit card" -  Then it actually doesn't match my expense report ,because I was only charged $18.73 for fuel.  And then it looks dodgy. 
I've never gotten food on my underpants!
Work permit (2007) to British Citizen (2014)
You're stuck with me!