Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Start Bucks

Go Froth And Multiply

A businesswoman drank four cappuccinos in Heathrow's troubled Terminal 5 and was hit with a $750,000 bill at the Giraffe Juice Bar. Terri Patsalides, 59, said: ``When I got the printout I told the waitress that although they were very nice, I thought the bill was over the top.''

FOOTNOTE: Eliot Ness café.

9 comments:

katydidnot said...

and we thought inflation was bad in the states!

KaiBlueCreations said...

Aloha David..
You just have to giggle at a machine on Caffine!!

groovy post, Peace, Kai

Bubba's Sis said...

FOUR cappuccinos?? That seems excessive in itself...

Nicole P said...

I used to be a waitress and I once charged someone $2174 for one cup of coffee. You see, we had a pin to access the POS machine, mine was 1366. I entered my pin, walked away for something else, came back, entered the pin again out of habit. Thus ringing up 1366 cups of coffee since I had entered the pin twice. Coffee was $1.59 per cup and frankly I rarely ever double checked any bills that I laid before the customers. This particular customer was really quick to point out the over-charge.

CrazyCath said...

Well that "new" terminal has just been a terminal pain all round hasn't it?
Typical.

jennifer h said...

Eliot Ness cafe. Ha!

quilly said...

Well, perhaps the shop owner thought that anybody foolish enough to down 4 cups of cappuccino in one visit, would be too wired to notice the excessive charges on her bill.

Eliot's Nescafé?

Casdok said...

Heathrow do seem to be having a few minor problems!

Mima said...

I think at the moment it must be the last place that anyone would want to be with all the problems, let alone being charged that for coffee!