20 July, 2008
Plain Tales from the Multiculture
In other circumstances the bar-person would have recognised the problem and dealt with it. If the "bar associate" were perhaps a part-trained newbie, I might have explained the problem and arranged a satisfactory solution. But unfortunately the young lady was clearly newly arrived from the European mainland, with an unidentifiable accent and and an extremely weak command of English outside her scripted repertoire.
I cut my losses, accepted the drink, a shortly after left having sipped a couple of cc's to confirm my evaluation. Chalk up £3.13 to the multiculture.