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Getting ready to infuriate my boring co workers
« on: July 07, 2017, 12:59:06 PM »
Got a lemonade and asked for an extra cup of ice!  I'm fixin' to chew   Ice for the next 2 hours, hope it doesn't annoy anyone




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Re: Getting ready to infuriate my boring co workers
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2017, 02:09:31 PM »
Did they make you pay extra for the ice?


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Re: Getting ready to infuriate my boring co workers
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2017, 02:13:36 PM »
Nope, I asked nicely.


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Re: Getting ready to infuriate my boring co workers
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2017, 02:14:28 PM »
The ice dilemma! I didn't realize ice was a delicacy until I moved to the UK.

And when you ask for a lot of ice they only give you 4 cubes of ice.

I want LOTS of ice, dammit!

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Re: Getting ready to infuriate my boring co workers
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2017, 04:41:57 PM »
Whenever I ask for ice, I really ham up the American accent.  People give me tons.


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Re: Getting ready to infuriate my boring co workers
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2017, 04:49:27 PM »
Whenever I ask for ice, I really ham up the American accent.  People give me tons.
I say, "I'm an American. We are used to lots of ice." Then I laugh.

I'm resigned to room temperature beverages now.

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Re: Getting ready to infuriate my boring co workers
« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2017, 01:22:29 PM »
Whenever I ask for ice, I really ham up the American accent.  People give me tons.

I've tried to get a strong American accent back and it just doesn't work! I feel like I have zero control over myself! Lol


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Re: Getting ready to infuriate my boring co workers
« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2017, 09:32:51 PM »
So jealous! I love an ice cold drink. 


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Re: Getting ready to infuriate my boring co workers
« Reply #8 on: July 13, 2017, 10:06:00 PM »
Before I moved here, I would order my drinks and say, "... with very little ice, please."  I always wanted some, but (apparently unlike all of you!) I didn't want my drink to be diluted.  Four or five small pieces in a medium sized Taco Bell cup was the perfect ratio for me.

I'm perfectly happy here to skip it altogether.  This is one of the few things that has not been a hard adjustment for me. :)
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Re: Getting ready to infuriate my boring co workers
« Reply #9 on: July 13, 2017, 10:14:54 PM »
Having lots of ice isn't too bad when you get free refills, but at most restaurants/eateries in the UK, you pay per glass... so if you want to get your money's worth, you want as little ice as possible, otherwise, you're paying £3 for a cup of ice and almost no actual drink.

One tip I've seen for ordering drinks in a restaurant is to ask for no ice, so that you get more for your money :).


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Re: Getting ready to infuriate my boring co workers
« Reply #10 on: July 13, 2017, 10:31:09 PM »
One tip I've seen for ordering drinks in a restaurant is to ask for no ice, so that you get more for your money :).

Do you even have to ask?  We don't eat out much (I could go on and on about how disappointing most food away from home has been), but I don't remember being served ice in my drink very often.  In some places, I've been given a glass with a few pieces of ice and a lemon wedge/slice in it with a bottle of Coke.  When that happens, my husband very quickly and quietly pours my ice and lemon into his glass for me (unless he's ordered a pint for himself!), because he's awesome.
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Re: Getting ready to infuriate my boring co workers
« Reply #11 on: July 13, 2017, 10:46:17 PM »
Do you even have to ask?  We don't eat out much (I could go on and on about how disappointing most food away from home has been), but I don't remember being served ice in my drink very often.  In some places, I've been given a glass with a few pieces of ice and a lemon wedge/slice in it with a bottle of Coke.  When that happens, my husband very quickly and quietly pours my ice and lemon into his glass for me (unless he's ordered a pint for himself!), because he's awesome.

Yeah, my first eating out experience here was really bad as well. But we simply haven't gone back to that pub since. There are quite a few great restaurants here, and some terrible ones. You have to try them to see how good they are though.
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Re: Getting ready to infuriate my boring co workers
« Reply #12 on: July 13, 2017, 11:12:33 PM »
Yeah, my first eating out experience here was really bad as well. But we simply haven't gone back to that pub since. There are quite a few great restaurants here, and some terrible ones. You have to try them to see how good they are though.

I have had a few meals out where afterward was happy we spent that money because it was really good.  I've had a few more experiences where eating out was necessary because we were traveling and had no other option, and it was acceptable if a bit pricey for what we got.  And I've had quite a few more meals where I regretted spending the money as I could have made a more enjoyable meal at home for much less without the feeling of resentment.

Having said that, after moving last fall, we tried a restaurant near our new home and it was amazing.  It's not something we can afford to do often, but it's our Special Occasions restaurant of choice.
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Re: Getting ready to infuriate my boring co workers
« Reply #13 on: July 14, 2017, 07:49:05 AM »
Having lots of ice isn't too bad when you get free refills, but at most restaurants/eateries in the UK, you pay per glass... so if you want to get your money's worth, you want as little ice as possible, otherwise, you're paying £3 for a cup of ice and almost no actual drink.

One tip I've seen for ordering drinks in a restaurant is to ask for no ice, so that you get more for your money :).



 ::)  This is what the restaurant staff always try to tell me, but they don't understand that the ice is not merely there for chilling the drink.  The other (equally important, if not more so!) purpose of the ice is for it to be chomped when the drink is finished. 
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Re: Getting ready to infuriate my boring co workers
« Reply #14 on: July 14, 2017, 10:25:00 AM »
::)  This is what the restaurant staff always try to tell me, but they don't understand that the ice is not merely there for chilling the drink.  The other (equally important, if not more so!) purpose of the ice is for it to be chomped when the drink is finished.

Albatross!  We are soul brothers!   What does Ksand do with that empty drink when all the coke is gone? What is she gonna chew?  You can't chew all that money you saved by not ordering ice. 

If I the liquid is precious and I think I'm going to get ripped off if I order ice (like lemonade), I'll order ice in a separate cup.  Otherwise, I mostly drink water so I don't care about refills. 

I love eating at restaurants , but it can suck sooooo bad.  Not specific to this country either.


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