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Cuffy / Skill Stafford customer service thread - Stafford retailers reports

Discussion in 'Stafford Chat' started by Sofa, Oct 2, 2007.

  1. sandonia

    sandonia Well-Known Forumite

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    rikki, to be voted best plumber in stafford ,!!!!!!!!!!! A1 highly recommended
    Dell should be proud.
     
  2. Slainte

    Slainte Quizmeister

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    I would like to award Aerobrights a cuffy point for poor service last night. Pre-ordered a taxi for 115am last night to go from showground to Virginia Park, Unfortunately the taxi turned up at 1255, and I couldn't hear my phone going on the call back service til couple of minutes later. The taxi refused to wait for us and we had to order another taxi to turn up whenever withinnext 30 mins, taxi finally turned up 140, and the taxi driver was rude and slightly agressive to friends (albeit very drunk ones), when he asked where we were going I told him Virginia Park as he was going the wrong way, he had been told by the taxi company it was going to my usual home address as they hadn't listened to where I wanted to go to. And then charged us for that mistake as he thought we were far drunker than we were. I have complained to the company today, and whilst usually I am impressed with this company last nights service has put me off a bit.
     
  3. tek-monkey

    tek-monkey wanna see my snake?

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    3 mobile, 24 minutes to cancel a contract. I don't care what country you are from, if you don't undrstand "I want to cancel my contract" you need a different job from the customer cancellation line for a phone company.
     
  4. vodelia

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    Cuffy point to the Co-op on Baswich Lane for refusing to serve me with cigarettes even though I'm 29.
    Ditto Sainsbury's for refusing to serve me with Guinness!
    Ditto Dunelm for mispricing a ''hooded snuggle blanket'' then being rude when I pointed out this terrible error (£2 is £2 in my book).

    Skill point to the delivery chap from Nishad's as he is always really friendly and chatty and says our garden looks nice.

    Skill point to whoever created this thread as I hadn't heard the word 'cuffy' for about 15 years prior to reading this.
     
  5. shoes

    shoes Well-Known Forumite

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    Skill point to the Co-op on baswich lane and sainsburys for doing their job and cuffy to you for being 29 and not carrying a single form of ID.
     
  6. tek-monkey

    tek-monkey wanna see my snake?

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    What ID do they accept?
     
  7. vodelia

    vodelia Well-Known Forumite

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    'Shoes' I don't think there's any need for you to be like that. Lots of members have posted their opinions here because it's a forum and that's what people do in forums.
    No, I don't carry ID if I'm popping to the supermarket or to my local shop and I'm sure I'm not the only person who doesn't.
    Sincere apologies for butting in on your little discussion and thanks for being rude to me for no reason. Certainly a different way of making a newish member feel welcome.
     
  8. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    I'm always slightly offended when I'm sold age-related substances without any hesitation.

    Sharp things are a different matter....
     
  9. shoes

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    I'm sure that the general ethos of this forum doesn't advocate breaking the law by endorsing the sale of restricted products to minors.

    I too was also expressing my opinion. If you think that's rude then frankly you should have a wonder over to the big benefits and employment thread :teef:
     
  10. vodelia

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    Haha no thanks, I'm on here to while away a bit of time before I take my driving license out on a shopping trip ;)
    Don't want to read an online 'dole dossers versus tax payers' debate thank you very much! It sounds rude.
     
  11. shoes

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    tbh i have never understood the whole not just putting everything in your wallet/purse and having done with it - works well for me anyhow!

    As for the thread, yeah it did get a bit heated but all healthy debate :D

    I wasn't being rude or trying to make you feel unwelcome its just that a 29 year old getting upset that they can't get served just seemed a little odd to me - not to mention I'd be down right flattered lol
     
  12. tek-monkey

    tek-monkey wanna see my snake?

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    To be fair until 18 months ago I had no ID I could easily carry around, not sure I had any at all!

    I was asked on my 33rd birthday :D
     
  13. vodelia

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    It is equally flattering and annoying. The beer I can take or leave but the fags are not a laughing matter!!!
     
  14. shoes

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    Oh you don't need to tell me that - I'm quitting smoking at the moment, and it sucks ass. Feel good for it though, apart from the fact i constantly want to explode and bitch at people for not carrying ID lol
     
  15. shoes

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    For someone so youthful looking I'd have thought that was a must matey!
     
  16. henryscat

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    Being ID'd buying beer when you're 30-odd is immensely irritating. Its happened to me a few times when I haven't had ID on me. If you're patently obviously over the age of 18 which is what the law requires then what's the problem selling the stuff! Most places will only accept passport or driving licence as proof. Since neither is compulsory - why should you carry either? There are people who don't drive or go outside of the UK, what are they supposed to do?
     
  17. shoes

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    drinking and smoking isn't compulsary either! If you wish to partake in such activities then you should adhere to the rules like everyone else has to. a driving licence is not expensive, if only for a provisional just to use as ID. If you can't afford £30 for that but you can afford to drink then there's something wrong.
     
  18. tek-monkey

    tek-monkey wanna see my snake?

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    Why thank you, lol!

    My passport expired in 2006, and I was too pissed to drive til 2008, so never had a thing. Got turned away from the uni once at 32 because I had no photo ID, even though the doorman knew me from the early Surgery days!
     
  19. shoes

    shoes Well-Known Forumite

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    The point is though that if you wish to drink at a pub and that pub requires you to have a passport or driving licence and you haven't got on then then thats your problem not theirs. As i said they're not expensive, and they're not difficult to get hold of providing you have a basic level of literacy and a stamp.
     
  20. henryscat

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    The law requires you to be over 18 to buy alcohol, it doesn't require you to prove you are over 37 or whatever the policy supermarkets seem to have adopted is. The law does not require you to hold a driving licence or passport. I can't remember the last time I was ID'd in a pub though (10yrs+ ago I'd say) - it would appear they're more capable of exercising common sense than supermarkets (who are responsible for some of the alcohol problems that exist because they are selling booze below cost price...). I can understand retailers asking for proof of age if you are or look as though you might be 18 or under, what annoys me as the complete absence of common sense. What irritates me equally is that I've never been ID'd in a supermarket when in work clothes, but only when I'm in non-work clothes, so clearly there's an element of prejudice in how the policy is applied.
     

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