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Exchef93

Would you like a cup of tea?



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Chris34

One of mine insists I sit down and have a brew.  I'd rather crack on but it would be rude to turn away.

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dazmond

you cant turn that down!anyone who does is a miserable git!i get my fair share of coffee and a few biscuits,it helps break the day up and gives me a much needed boost esp during a cold wet winters day....some customers are just great!😀

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dmw

I take my flask and sandwiches with me and usually have a  break at 10.30 for Popmaster and then about 1oclock for my dinner plus various "brewstops" along the way. I'm more of a marathon runner than a sprinter these days.

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Rickadoo

“Everyone’s entitled to a cup of tea Rodney. It’s in the Magna Carta or something.” - Grandad off only fools and horses. And that’s my motto aswell. I rarely turn down hot drinks cos they take literally 2-3 minutes to drink if you allow them to cool a bit while you’re working, and also if you turn a drink down they often don’t offer you one again. Exceptions being. 1 if you know their coffee is Rank. 2 if you are on your last job of the day.  3 if you just had one at the house before ( which rarely happens ) 4 if they expect you to come in and sit down and chat to them while you are drinking it or 5 if you’ve been there half an hour and they come out when you’re finishing and offer you a cuppa.   Interestingly I used to get a coffee and cake or biscuits off one woman. For years she came out with a tray on with my coffee, cake & cash. She didn’t even ask, just brought it automatically. Recently put prices up for the first time in years (by £1) and she grumbled about it and stopped offering me the cuppa. Felt like dumping her. 

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Exchef93
4 hours ago, Rickadoo said:

 Interestingly I used to get a coffee and cake or biscuits off one woman. For years she came out with a tray on with my coffee, cake & cash. She didn’t even ask, just brought it automatically. Recently put prices up for the first time in years (by £1) and she grumbled about it and stopped offering me the cuppa. Felt like dumping her. 

Were doing a price rise in march, the business hasn't done a price rise in 10 years so its over due, and we expect things like this to happen haha. Quite frankly we need to loose some people off some of the rounds so it might do us a favour 

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Doddy111

I always accept a brew on a first clean and normally have a chat to try and build some rapport with the customer but apart from that I rarely stop to have any breaks as I find it hard to get going again. 

 

Plus these days if I have more than three coffees I'm constantly in the back of the van peeing into my Lenor bottle 

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Rickadoo
9 hours ago, Exchef93 said:

Were doing a price rise in march, the business hasn't done a price rise in 10 years so its over due, and we expect things like this to happen haha. Quite frankly we need to loose some people off some of the rounds so it might do us a favour 

Honestly mate. Those that don’t accept a modest price rise ain’t worth keeping. I had a modest price hike last spring lost £47 a month worth of work but I’m better off and I now don’t have to do their windows. 

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