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    Went to the East Lower after the game yesterday for our usual post-match pint whilst the P&R queues go down, and I asked for 5 pints of lager, at which point the following conversation took place............

    Me: 5 pints of fosters please
    Server: I'm sorry I'm not allowed to give you more than 4
    Me: Okay then, can I have 3 and my mate here have 2
    Server: Yes, that's fine

    At which point I paid for 5 pints

    Weird

    But has that rule always been in place?
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      Good selling technique, as they sold one more pint than the original order.
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      It was in place for the England U19 game a couple of years back, which is the only time I've tried getting more than 4 drinks, as I was with a group from work, and I was the only one with a card to get discount. They were quite happy to sell me 4 drinks, and then sell me 3 more directly after, which makes a bit of a mockery of the rule.
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      Went to the East Lower after the game yesterday for our usual post-match pint whilst the P&R queues go down, and I asked for 5 pints of lager, at which point the following conversation took place............

      Me: 5 pints of fosters please
      Server: I'm sorry I'm not allowed to give you more than 4
      Me: Okay then, can I have 3 and my mate here have 2
      Server: Yes, that's fine

      At which point I paid for 5 pints

      Weird

      But has that rule always been in place?
      No idea but it's the same at the Oval and Old Trafford (cricket). Perhaps it's a new law for sporting venues selling alcohol?
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      Good selling technique, as they sold one more pint than the original order.
      Eh?

      It reminds me of McDonald's. When I used to frequent that establishment in my younger years, I often wanted 15 nuggets. I'd ask for 15 nuggets and the reply invariably would be 'we don't sell 15 nuggets.' To which I'd reply 'Well in that case can I have 9 and 6 please?' After a moment's consideration, the answer would be 'yes, we can do that.'

      Extraordinary.
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      Eh?

      It reminds me of McDonald's. When I used to frequent that establishment in my younger years, I often wanted 15 nuggets. I'd ask for 15 nuggets and the reply invariably would be 'we don't sell 15 nuggets.' To which I'd reply 'Well in that case can I have 9 and 6 please?' After a moment's consideration, the answer would be 'yes, we can do that.'

      Extraordinary.
      Another McDonald's story. I like their old quarter-pounder, but didn't like the fact that if I ordered one they'd reach round and pulled one off the pass that might have been there for 15 minutes. Solution? I ordered a quarter-pounder cheeseburger with no cheese, which made it a "special order" that they cooked fresh. Worked every time!
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      Quote Originally Posted by Green Cross Code Man View Post
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      Eh?

      It reminds me of McDonald's. When I used to frequent that establishment in my younger years, I often wanted 15 nuggets. I'd ask for 15 nuggets and the reply invariably would be 'we don't sell 15 nuggets.' To which I'd reply 'Well in that case can I have 9 and 6 please?' After a moment's consideration, the answer would be 'yes, we can do that.'

      Extraordinary.
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      Good selling technique, as they sold one more pint than the original order.
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      Stupid rule. At the County Ground they are a bit more generous - Its eight pints there.

      The other idiotic rule is where stewards at some grounds will only let you in the ground with a plastic bottle if you hand over the bottle top - Without considering that most people will just shove a spare bottle top in their pockets?!
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