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Patsy Stoned Sep 4th 2009 6:41 am

MM and bad lighting LOL
 
So...MM and I went out for dinner last night and decided to have a last drink at the Neos bar at the Address hotel.
MM looked at the wine list and decided to upgrade our wine to a particular favourite of hers and very lovely it was too :D

However when we got the bill, what MM thought said 395 actually said 595! Mind you they also charge 50+dhs for a small bottle of water!!
Then they turned the lights on 15mins into us opening the bottle and told us they close at 1am during Ramadan!!! We 'politely' told them that we were going to stay until we finished our wine :)

Madam Medusa Sep 4th 2009 7:22 am

Re: MM and bad lighting LOL
 
come on, i'm blonde...was bloody nice wine, mind...

MM, xx

seven seas Sep 4th 2009 8:45 am

Re: MM and bad lighting LOL
 
Lucky they didn't just call the poplice and let them deal with it.

Would have been another headline for Torygraph-readers to get hysterical over.

Patsy Stoned Sep 4th 2009 10:01 am

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Originally Posted by seven seas (Post 7903185)
Lucky they didn't just call the poplice and let them deal with it.

Would have been another headline for Torygraph-readers to get hysterical over.

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Shadya Sep 4th 2009 10:58 am

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Originally Posted by Patsy Stoned (Post 7903360)
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Why the ??? If you had failed to leave when asked to do so, the manager would have been perfectly entitled to call the Police. Why do some Brits here think they are above the law?:thumbdown:

The Dean Sep 4th 2009 11:10 am

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Originally Posted by Shadya (Post 7903445)
Why the ??? If you had failed to leave when asked to do so, the manager would have been perfectly entitled to call the Police. Why do some Brits here think they are above the law?:thumbdown:

Of course, MM and Patsy are in no way suggesting that the restaurant was behaving in a cynical, money-grabbing manner by selling them a product they simply did not have time to consume........... and without warning them of the fact.

No hotel restaurant in Dubai would ever ever ever do such a deceitful thing..............

MacScot Sep 4th 2009 11:16 am

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Originally Posted by The Dean (Post 7903479)
Of course, MM and Patsy are in no way suggesting that the restaurant was behaving in a cynical, money-grabbing manner by selling them a product they simply did not have time to consume........... and without warning them of the fact.

No hotel restaurant in Dubai would ever ever ever do such a deceitful thing..............

Seconded.

In my restaurant in Melbourne, I always allowed customers to finish off their wine even after closing the doors. Often got involved and had a good impromptu conversation and more to finish off a good end to the night !

Madam Medusa Sep 4th 2009 11:31 am

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Originally Posted by Shadya (Post 7903445)
Why the ??? If you had failed to leave when asked to do so, the manager would have been perfectly entitled to call the Police. Why do some Brits here think they are above the law?:thumbdown:

we don't think we are above the law, what a ridiculous thing to say...we would never refuse to leave if we'd been speifically asked to do so, the point was that we didn't really have enough time to enjoy the wine, and they should have told us when we ordered it that they were closing early...

MM, xx

Blue Cat Sep 4th 2009 1:17 pm

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Originally Posted by Madam Medusa (Post 7903532)
we don't think we are above the law, what a ridiculous thing to say...we would never refuse to leave if we'd been speifically asked to do so, the point was that we didn't really have enough time to enjoy the wine, and they should have told us when we ordered it that they were closing early...

MM, xx

595 dhs!! I would have had a heart attack! :p

Patsy Stoned Sep 4th 2009 1:33 pm

Re: MM and bad lighting LOL
 

Originally Posted by Shadya (Post 7903445)
Why the ??? If you had failed to leave when asked to do so, the manager would have been perfectly entitled to call the Police. Why do some Brits here think they are above the law?:thumbdown:

Shadya, get off your high horse/brit bashing podium!! My point is exactly as others read it, it would have been nice if they had informed us that they would be closing in 15mins. As it was we stayed there until 2am enjoying the wine whilst we waited for everybody to leave, why stand in a Q for the lift when we could stay at the bar enjoying our wine!! :D

Blue Cat Sep 4th 2009 1:34 pm

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Originally Posted by Patsy Stoned (Post 7903927)
Shadya, get off your high horse/brit bashing podium!! My point is exactly as others read it, it would have been nice if they had informed us that they would be closing in 15mins. As it was we stayed there until 2am enjoying the wine whilst we waited for everybody to leave, why stand in a Q for the lift when we could stay at the bar enjoying our wine!! :D

you tell her Patsy! she is the Queen of Gloom and Doom!

Patsy Stoned Sep 4th 2009 1:34 pm

Re: MM and bad lighting LOL
 

Originally Posted by Blue Cat (Post 7903859)
595 dhs!! I would have had a heart attack! :p

it was a lovely wine though :D

Blue Cat Sep 4th 2009 1:36 pm

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Originally Posted by Patsy Stoned (Post 7903930)
it was a lovely wine though :D

I believe you :p

Patsy Stoned Sep 4th 2009 1:38 pm

Re: MM and bad lighting LOL
 

Originally Posted by MacScot (Post 7903501)
Seconded.

In my restaurant in Melbourne, I always allowed customers to finish off their wine even after closing the doors. Often got involved and had a good impromptu conversation and more to finish off a good end to the night !

Me too. I would sit with customers until the early hours, especially this 1 table who were ordering bottles of Dom with Hennesy XO chasers :D If it had been glasses of lager they would have been out the door. I never minded "lates" but my rule was "Top Shelf" only ;)

Roadking Sep 4th 2009 1:40 pm

Re: MM and bad lighting LOL
 

Originally Posted by Shadya (Post 7903445)
Why the ??? If you had failed to leave when asked to do so, the manager would have been perfectly entitled to call the Police. Why do some Brits here think they are above the law?:thumbdown:

Cause some of us are?

Eva Sep 5th 2009 11:31 am

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Originally Posted by Shadya (Post 7903445)
Why the ??? If you had failed to leave when asked to do so, the manager would have been perfectly entitled to call the Police. Why do some Brits here think they are above the law?:thumbdown:


Jeezuz H Shadlad,
You don't half take the rip outta the meaning of 'Nil Desperandum'

Oh, as I recall, aren't you thinking of entrusting your daughter's education to 'terrible' British people ...in the near future..in the UK where schooling is free......because UK residents pay taxes for the privelege.

I'm sure I read a post or two about it some time ago. All one way or the other Shad.

spart Sep 5th 2009 12:06 pm

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Originally Posted by Eva (Post 7906549)
Jeezuz H Shadlad,
You don't half take the rip outta the meaning of 'Nil Desperandum'

Oh, as I recall, aren't you thinking of entrusting your daughter's education to 'terrible' British people ...in the near future..in the UK where schooling is free......because UK residents pay taxes for the privelage.

I'm sure I read a post or two about it some time ago. All one way or the other Shad.

And the H in Jeezuz H is for Hypocrisy....Oh..you awful Brits/Americans/Aussies (insert name of favourite target)...you come here and ignore our rules and demand to be paid above the line for your services, and drink and criticise our lack of ethics, oh..and can we please have residency in your countries and send our kids there for schooling and our sick there for health care and and..

Eva Sep 5th 2009 12:30 pm

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Originally Posted by spart (Post 7906631)
And the H in Jeezuz H is for Hypocrisy....Oh..you awful Brits/Americans/Aussies (insert name of favourite target)...you come here and ignore our rules and demand to be paid above the line for your services, and drink and criticise our lack of ethics, oh..and can we please have residency in your countries and send our kids there for schooling and our sick there for health care and and..

:blink::confused: I'm not sure I see what you are saying.
Must be the bad lighting;) can you go to idiot level for me please?

Shadya Sep 5th 2009 2:03 pm

Re: MM and bad lighting LOL
 

Originally Posted by Eva (Post 7906549)
Jeezuz H Shadlad,
You don't half take the rip outta the meaning of 'Nil Desperandum'

Oh, as I recall, aren't you thinking of entrusting your daughter's education to 'terrible' British people ...in the near future..in the UK where schooling is free......because UK residents pay taxes for the privelege.

I'm sure I read a post or two about it some time ago. All one way or the other Shad.

You seem to have missed my point, as usual. My reference was to Brits HERE wanting to be above the law. In their own country, most Brits are perfectly okay.

Patsy Stoned Sep 5th 2009 2:21 pm

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Originally Posted by Shadya (Post 7906830)
You seem to have missed my point, as usual. My reference was to Brits HERE wanting to be above the law. In their own country, most Brits are perfectly okay.

LOL!!!!!! hmmm right!!!

commander Sep 5th 2009 2:50 pm

Re: MM and bad lighting LOL
 
Being a tight fisted jock, I would have been ragin, then gizzled the lot straight from the bottle..

Where do the hotels get off even sellimg you that when they are about to shut shop..

commander Sep 5th 2009 2:52 pm

Re: MM and bad lighting LOL
 
Shadya, if brits are that bad, why pray tell did you marry one? Passport aside of course..

spart Sep 5th 2009 3:19 pm

Re: MM and bad lighting LOL
 

Originally Posted by Eva (Post 7906657)
:blink::confused: I'm not sure I see what you are saying.
Must be the bad lighting;) can you go to idiot level for me please?

In simple terms...I see boundless hypocrisy here. Westerners are demonised as being morally corrupt, and an affront to local sensibilities, yet dozens of people I meet here would desperately like to have a Brit/US/Canada/Aus passport/education/health care system.

Shadya appears to be one of the many.:blink:

commander Sep 5th 2009 3:25 pm

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She came up trumps at the 'grab a UK grandad night' bless

Shadya Sep 5th 2009 4:01 pm

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Originally Posted by commander (Post 7906967)
She came up trumps at the 'grab a UK grandad night' bless

And people wonder why fewer and fewer participate in British Expats Forum when guys like you are around. Did I say all Brits were bad? Read more carefully old codger.

commander Sep 5th 2009 4:27 pm

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Shadya, you walked right into that one...really...

Patsy Stoned Sep 5th 2009 4:43 pm

Re: MM and bad lighting LOL
 

Originally Posted by Shadya (Post 7907034)
And people wonder why fewer and fewer participate in British Expats Forum when guys like you are around. Did I say all Brits were bad? Read more carefully old codger.

don't be so sanctimonious Shadya, you have been known to make scathing sweeping comments about people and their posts. You give it out, learn to take it!!

Shadya Sep 5th 2009 5:23 pm

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Originally Posted by Patsy Stoned (Post 7907108)
don't be so sanctimonious Shadya, you have been known to make scathing sweeping comments about people and their posts. You give it out, learn to take it!!

But I think you will find that I never make offensive remarks about a poster's marriage and personal life. Some of you people are incredibly abusive at times.

commander Sep 5th 2009 5:27 pm

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Originally Posted by Shadya (Post 7907189)
But I think you will find that I never make offensive remarks about a poster's marriage and personal life. Some of you people are incredibly abusive at times.

group hug?

Patsy Stoned Sep 5th 2009 5:28 pm

Re: MM and bad lighting LOL
 

Originally Posted by Shadya (Post 7907189)
But I think you will find that I never make offensive remarks about a poster's marriage and personal life. Some of you people are incredibly abusive at times.

Please do not include me in that sweeping statement "you people" I do not care nor have I commented on your personal situation

Eva Sep 5th 2009 6:26 pm

Re: MM and bad lighting LOL
 

Originally Posted by Shadya (Post 7907189)
But I think you will find that I never make offensive remarks about a poster's marriage and personal life. Some of you people are incredibly abusive at times.

Well that's subjective again Shadya,you see if I were Lionheart,I'd be pretty miffed at ya- telling the world and its granny his wife does threesomes.
Abuse of trust,privacy or his private life maybe? what do you think?
Or do you speak for him on these matters too-do ya not let him outta his gimp mask at all?

How many of yours posts have been helpful to others?
How many have been self advancing?
How many have been downright rude?

MacScot Sep 5th 2009 6:38 pm

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Originally Posted by Eva (Post 7907330)
Well that's subjective again Shadya,you see if I were Lionheart,I'd be pretty miffed at ya- telling the world and its granny his wife does threesomes.
Abuse of trust,privacy or his private life maybe? what do you think?
Or do you speak for him on these matters too-do ya not let him outta his gimp mask at all?

How many of yours posts have been helpful to others?
How many have been self advancing?
How many have been downright rude?

http://www.flicksnshows.com/images/s...corn-chair.gif

Madam Medusa Sep 5th 2009 6:38 pm

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Originally Posted by Eva (Post 7907330)
Well that's subjective again Shadya,you see if I were Lionheart,I'd be pretty miffed at ya- telling the world and its granny his wife does threesomes.
Abuse of trust,privacy or his private life maybe? what do you think?
Or do you speak for him on these matters too-do ya not let him outta his gimp mask at all?

How many of yours posts have been helpful to others?
How many have been self advancing?
How many have been downright rude?

lol, you'd hardly think of shadya/lionheart first when looking for help on here, would you...

MM, xx

Eva Sep 5th 2009 6:41 pm

Re: MM and bad lighting LOL
 

Originally Posted by Madam Medusa (Post 7907356)
lol, you'd hardly think of shadya/lionheart first when looking for help on here, would you...

MM, xx

Not unless you were a Jesuit priest,Machiavellian or into self flagellation in a big way.

Madam Medusa Sep 5th 2009 6:43 pm

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Originally Posted by Eva (Post 7907361)
Not unless you were a Jesuit priest,Machiavellian or into self flagellation in a big way.

oh yeah, those dragonmart knickers must be the equivalent of self flagellation, non...?

MM, xx

Eva Sep 5th 2009 6:49 pm

Re: MM and bad lighting LOL
 

Originally Posted by MacScot (Post 7907355)

Adjust for Ramadan hourse please....

Whoo - ha, Game on.

Eva Sep 5th 2009 6:51 pm

Re: MM and bad lighting LOL
 

Originally Posted by Madam Medusa (Post 7907365)
oh yeah, those dragonmart knickers must be the equivalent of self flagellation, non...?

MM, xx

Cane(y)stan(d) them.........read it in teuchter;)
Hey, just think how many pairs your bottle of wine could have bought!
You could have Mon thru to Sunday in every colour of the rainbow.....

Eva Sep 5th 2009 7:03 pm

Re: MM and bad lighting LOL
 

Originally Posted by spart (Post 7906959)
In simple terms...I see boundless hypocrisy here. Westerners are demonised as being morally corrupt, and an affront to local sensibilities, yet dozens of people I meet here would desperately like to have a Brit/US/Canada/Aus passport/education/health care system.

Shadya appears to be one of the many.:blink:

Nanoo Nanoo, get ya now thanks.
Graduate of the University of Blonde I am :blink:

lionheart Sep 6th 2009 5:47 am

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Originally Posted by Eva (Post 7907361)
Not unless you were a Jesuit priest,Machiavellian or into self flagellation in a big way.

Congratulations. You will be pleased to know that you won't be hearing from Shadya any more.

Patsy Stoned Sep 6th 2009 6:37 am

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Originally Posted by lionheart (Post 7908196)
Congratulations. You will be pleased to know that you won't be hearing from Shadya any more.

Result!!! :)


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