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2011/11/30 17:35:16 (permalink)

Can you top the nerve of this guy!

On Thanksgiving I was in Rock Hall Md. at my Sisters Tgiving annual feast. I catered from here on Wed evening, so Thursday morning my wife and I went to a little place there called Java, for coffee and a breakfast sandwich. The guy in front of me ordered a muffin and a "refill", the waitress said refill? You were here yesterday and got a coffee, you want a refill because of that? Guy says absolutely, why not? Waitress said forget it pal! He acted pissed. Paid his tab says, "I'm never coming back here", I said to him, "you just made her day"! Your thoughts on his order?
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    SeamusD
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    Re:Can you top the nerve of this guy! 2011/12/01 09:25:39 (permalink)
    She should have trickled a refill into his lap. What a jerk!
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    Re:Can you top the nerve of this guy! 2011/12/01 09:32:56 (permalink)
    Talk about entitlement! 
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    Re:Can you top the nerve of this guy! 2011/12/01 11:43:00 (permalink)
    I'm sure that somewhere there's a lawyer willing to argue that if no specific expiration time is attached the "free refill" is good forever.
     
    Any thoughts, Rumaki?
     
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    Re:Can you top the nerve of this guy! 2011/12/01 14:04:42 (permalink)
    ScreamingChicken: I'm not authorized to practice law outside NY, DC, and Virginia, so I can't give any legal advice.
     
    But I notice that Starbucks specifies that "free refills" are only good during a single "store visit."  Whether that could be considered to constitute the industry norm, or whether it means that the general rule would be that there is no time limit without a specific disclaimer, I can't say -- especially without a retainer.   
     
    http://www.starbucks.com/customer-service/faqs/card
    post edited by rumaki - 2011/12/02 10:19:30
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    Re:Can you top the nerve of this guy! 2011/12/01 14:25:27 (permalink)
    To the best of my knowledge I thought all Starbucks were company owned and not franchised. At least that is how I knew it when helping working out the deal to put them inside Target Stores. Given that I would surmise policy would be pretty much company wide.
     
    Free refills on brewed or iced coffee or tea during the same store visit
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    Re:Can you top the nerve of this guy! 2011/12/01 15:07:49 (permalink)
    ScreamingChicken

    I'm sure that somewhere there's a lawyer willing to argue that if no specific expiration time is attached the "free refill" is good forever.

    Any thoughts, Rumaki?

    Brad
    I can't remember where, but I did see a sign, or maybe it was on the cup itself, saying something to the effect that refills were only good on that visit and not future visits.
     
    Occupy a job!
     
     

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    Re:Can you top the nerve of this guy! 2011/12/02 11:40:01 (permalink)
    I'm still trying to figure out what Starbucks' policy on refills has to do with a local coffee shop called Java's policies.
     
    At any rate, the guy was an idiot. Who really thinks you can get a free refill the day after your initial visit?
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    Re:Can you top the nerve of this guy! 2011/12/02 12:09:23 (permalink)
    I was replying to ScreamingChicken's question.
     
    My point was to try to establish whether there was what could legally be considered an industry norm.  If so, it could be argued that the customer (or the store) would have no reasonable expectation that a free refill could extend beyond a particular visit.
     
    I was also being somewhat facetious.
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    Re:Can you top the nerve of this guy! 2011/12/02 13:26:08 (permalink)
    You can't get a free refill anyplace.Let's say I go to Walmart, and buy lunch at McDonald's there. I get a complete meal and eat it there.I can refill my soda for free,since it is in the same visit, but I can't come back the next day and try to get a refill,ain't happening.
     
    Free refills only occur at the time of the visit,and even then there are some places that charge you for refills when you are there.
    At Bill Miller's BBQ (a local San Antonio chain)you can get a refill the next day, but you have to pay for it.
     
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    Re:Can you top the nerve of this guy! 2011/12/02 13:29:49 (permalink)
    There are some places (7-11) that offer a discounted price if you return with one of their plastic mugs. 
     
    However, this guy was a jerk.
     
    What if I bring a plastic take-out container back to an eat all you want place?  I obviously haven't eaten all I wanted if I return.
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    Re:Can you top the nerve of this guy! 2011/12/02 13:55:07 (permalink)
    HollyDolly

    You can't get a free refill anyplace.Let's say I go to Walmart, and buy lunch at McDonald's there. I get a complete meal and eat it there.I can refill my soda for free,since it is in the same visit, but I can't come back the next day and try to get a refill,ain't happening.

    Free refills only occur at the time of the visit,and even then there are some places that charge you for refills when you are there.
    At Bill Miller's BBQ (a local San Antonio chain)you can get a refill the next day, but you have to pay for it.


    That's like my yearly special sale, buy one, get the second one at full price!

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    Re:Can you top the nerve of this guy! 2011/12/02 15:09:36 (permalink)
    Brilliant!!!
     
    Why didn't I think of this?  I'm pretty sure I can get away with it 75% of the time at fast food places.  Although, probably slightly less at the drive-thru.
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    Re:Can you top the nerve of this guy! 2011/12/02 20:17:52 (permalink)
    CTF..............What I think you should do is start an "all you can eat" buffet............I will be there, Mon...Weds.....Fri..and Thurs if the cows get outta the road and the snow don't fly!  All for $8.95!  Isn't America Grand?......and don't some fools think they can take advantage of it!
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    Re:Can you top the nerve of this guy! 2011/12/03 09:27:30 (permalink)
    My, my ...  it appears that the self-appointed SPAM cop has won the day and "occupied" this topic.
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    Re:Can you top the nerve of this guy! 2011/12/03 10:12:40 (permalink)
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    My, my ...  it appears that the self-appointed SPAM cop has won the day and "occupied" this topic.

     
    I know I have written this many, many times, but seems some folks keep missing it. When someone flags a post a generic "spam" flag appears. This does not mean the person's issue was that they thought the post was spam. Also, when ever these discussions about spam flags appear, the comments suggest that each one is the work of one person. I assure you it is not. The forum has rules. If someone points out a post that violates those rules the post will be edited or deleted. If the "flag" has no merit it will be deleted. It is really quite simple. It would be best to ignore these flags and let the moderators handle it rather than dragging down the discussion into something other than the intended topic.
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    Re:Can you top the nerve of this guy! 2011/12/04 08:51:08 (permalink)
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    MetroplexJim

    My, my ...  it appears that the self-appointed SPAM cop has won the day and "occupied" this topic.


    I know I have written this many, many times, but seems some folks keep missing it. When someone flags a post a generic "spam" flag appears. This does not mean the person's issue was that they thought the post was spam. Also, when ever these discussions about spam flags appear, the comments suggest that each one is the work of one person. I assure you it is not. The forum has rules. If someone points out a post that violates those rules the post will be edited or deleted. If the "flag" has no merit it will be deleted. It is really quite simple. It would be best to ignore these flags and let the moderators handle it rather than dragging down the discussion into something other than the intended topic.


    I see and appreciate your point.
     
    It's just that I cannot see how what I posted originally (Clearly, the guy was trying to "occupy" the place!) could be considered "objectionable" or "political".  
     
    I didn't think that wit or humor were verboten here.
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    Re:Can you top the nerve of this guy! 2011/12/04 11:22:21 (permalink)
    JRPfeff

    Brilliant!!!

    Why didn't I think of this?  I'm pretty sure I can get away with it 75% of the time at fast food places.  Although, probably slightly less at the drive-thru.


    How can you brag about being a thief? You are stealing.
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    Re:Can you top the nerve of this guy! 2011/12/04 12:18:58 (permalink)
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    Brilliant!!!

    Why didn't I think of this?  I'm pretty sure I can get away with it 75% of the time at fast food places.  Although, probably slightly less at the drive-thru.


    How can you brag about being a thief? You are stealing.

    I believe he was kidding!

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    Re:Can you top the nerve of this guy! 2011/12/04 13:07:31 (permalink)
    Thief?
     
    Have you seen what is charged for a soda at FF places?
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    Re:Can you top the nerve of this guy! 2011/12/04 13:16:18 (permalink)
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    Brilliant!!!

    Why didn't I think of this?  I'm pretty sure I can get away with it 75% of the time at fast food places.  Although, probably slightly less at the drive-thru.


    How can you brag about being a thief? You are stealing.

    I believe he was kidding!

    OK, maybe I was kidding.  But is this really any different than my wife & I buying a single drink and sharing it, then refilling it on the way out of the restaurant?
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    Re:Can you top the nerve of this guy! 2011/12/05 09:12:38 (permalink)
    Several years ago I was standing in line at the concession stand of a movie theater and 4 older ladies next to me pulled folded popcorn bags out of their purses from an earlier visit and demanded the free refill that comes with it.  They reasoned that they could not eat two bags when it was purchased so they saved the offer of a refill for a future visit.  All were quite angry when they found out they were not getting free popcorn that day. 
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    Re:Can you top the nerve of this guy! 2011/12/05 12:31:57 (permalink)
    Nerve is right. That is what is wrong with our society- the majority dont have common sense anymore, people want something for free at every turn, and have a sense of entitlement that they dont usually deserve.
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    Re:Can you top the nerve of this guy! 2012/01/03 13:44:35 (permalink)
    The McDonald's here in Ocean City has a new sign on each of the beverage dispensers.
                                FREE REFILLS ON SAME VISIT ONLY
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    Re:Can you top the nerve of this guy! 2012/01/03 13:48:54 (permalink)
    Can't happen at Tim Horton's. No FREE refills for anyone, anytime.
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    Re:Can you top the nerve of this guy! 2012/01/03 17:14:54 (permalink)
    Michael Hoffman

    Can't happen at Tim Horton's. No FREE refills for anyone, anytime.

     
    I'm so glad they went out of business here in Rhode Island 
    "score one for the good guys"
     
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    Re:Can you top the nerve of this guy! 2012/01/03 19:47:48 (permalink)
    Trouble is, their coffee is good, and I like their Timbits.
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    Re:Can you top the nerve of this guy! 2012/01/04 01:14:02 (permalink)
    Michael Hoffman

    Trouble is, their coffee is good, and I like their Timbits.

    Exactly. Coffee breaks at work improved exponentially once they became the official coffee provider for our arena.
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    Re:Can you top the nerve of this guy! 2012/01/04 08:51:44 (permalink)
    felix4067

    Michael Hoffman

    Trouble is, their coffee is good, and I like their Timbits.

    Exactly. Coffee breaks at work improved exponentially once they became the official coffee provider for our arena.


    Don't get me started.
     
    Tim Horton's couldn't even complete with Dunkin Donuts here in New England and when I was forced to go to Dunkin Donuts after tropical storm Irene- their coffee still tasted exactly like hot water.
     
    Michael with a great local coffee houses like Cup O' Joe in Columbus I couldn't imagine going anywhere else  



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