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    Went to visit my brother in Liverpool this weekend and had a lovely time, mostly.

    However, had an odd incident in one bar. A friend of brother went to buy a round and I went to the bar to help carry. Busy bar but the barmaid looked friendly. Until we ordered, that is. Laura ordered two pints of lager and two vodkas with diet coke. The vodkas were slammed down in front of us while she glared at us. I realised that Laura hadn't specified "no ice" for my drink and so I asked for the ice to be removed. The conversation went like this:

    Me: Excuse me, do you think you could take the ice out, please?
    Barmaid: You didn't ask for it without ice!
    Me: I didn't order it and my friend made an error.
    Barmaid: I don't see what your problem is!
    Me: My problem is I don't like ice!

    She was SO aggressive and we did nothing to merit it. We'd only just walked in. My brother's friend was mortified that this was the impression I would take home from Liverpool. Fortunately, and without exception, everyone else I met was incredibly friendly.

    I've rarely come across such unwarranted aggression, though.


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    Hmmmm, seems she met you lot with an icey reception.

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    Come on Liz.

    She has to live in Liverpool. Or at least work there. That would put me in a right old strop, I would imagine.



    Though I do quite like the Wirral. I was conceived there, in fact.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mad Liz View Post
    I've rarely come across such unwarranted aggression, though.
    Unwarranted aggression?
    An arsy barmaid rushed off her feet in a busy pub who cba to take the ice out of your drink for you?

    We have bigger arguments at home over who left the fridge door open.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mad Liz View Post
    Barmaid: You didn't ask for it without ice!
    I didn't ask for it with ice either, bitch.


    New to the job. She's probably only just got used to not having to ask 'Do you want fries with that?'

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    bar work can be a very thankless task

    and if ur rushed off ur feet someone asking you to take their ice out of their drink when they are fully capable of doing it themselves can seem like a p.i.t.a.

    just saying... from experience... and stuff...

    i doubt that little incident warrants complaining about it on the internet really

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    Customer service should be re-branded as Arsehole Roulette ,cause it really is a game of luck .....seems like this time you lucked out :-(

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    Why didn't you remove the ice yourself?

    Calmac are ace. Says the man waiting for a delayed ferry in Mallaig. Very helpful, they even have copies of the bus timetable for Skye. As long as I get to Uig by 1800 everything will be good in my world.

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    Have a heart Liz, she's probably still upset over Hillsborough - it was only 25 years ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cheb View Post
    Why didn't you remove the ice yourself?
    Yeah that.

    Bonus points for lobbing them at gobby Scouse burd.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mad Liz View Post

    I've rarely come across such unwarranted aggression, though.
    ...and hand in yer Irish card

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    Quote Originally Posted by BananaMan View Post
    Come on Liz.

    She has to live in Liverpool. Or at least work there. That would put me in a right old strop, I would imagine.



    Though I do quite like the Wirral. I was conceived there, in fact.

    We do need a more accurate location BKM. How else can I raise a petition for a blue plaque

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bloo View Post
    Have a heart Liz, she's probably still upset over Hillsborough - it was only 25 years ago.
    And Maggie - her attitude will all be Maggies fault...

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    Quote Originally Posted by cheb View Post
    Why didn't you remove the ice yourself?

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    Mrs Gremlin drinks Bacardi and diet Coke with no ice. I can guarantee that 9 times out of ten it will turn up with ice in it despite me specifically asking for no ice. Add to that the fact that she doesn't like the 'tap' diet Coke it gets very confusing. I've now taken to asking for a straight Bacardi and a bottle of diet Coke. End up with more glasses than I need but it saves giving barmaids the strop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gremlin View Post
    Mrs Gremlin drinks Bacardi and diet Coke with no ice. I can guarantee that 9 times out of ten it will turn up with ice in it despite me specifically asking for no ice. Add to that the fact that she doesn't like the 'tap' diet Coke it gets very confusing. I've now taken to asking for a straight Bacardi and a bottle of diet Coke. End up with more glasses than I need but it saves giving barmaids the strop.

    Its a tough life eh

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