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I like it.
- Waiting 5 minutes for it to boil
- Pouring water into the tiny (occasionally plastic) cup
- Waiting, perhaps having a quick flick through the Gideon bible
- Watching the UHT milk congeal when you pour it into the tea
- Chucking the teabag into the tiny bin, missing and making a brown mark on the wall
- Drinking the vile grey monstrosity it's taken you about quarter of an hour to make
Can you indicate at which point the enjoyment comes in please?
They have them in the bathroom as well; barely big enough for a used cotton bud. And I always end up chasing the thing around the bathroom floor with my foot when trying to operate the pedal, normally finish up opening it with my hand
Man, I wish I had woken up in a hotel this morning.
filter coffee pot. it's amazing.
on a timer too
Quite excited. Need a recommendation of a mug I can use to take to work with me.
i've got a THERMOcade by Thermos. it is good. http://direct.asda.com/ThermoCafe-Red-Desk-Mug/001441882,default,pd.html&cmpid=ppc-_-ad-pla-_-ggle-pla-_-Home-_-001441882&cm_mmc=ad-ppc-_-ggle-pla-_-Home-_-001441882&istCompanyId=71f4ae42-94c5-4821-aa58-05eff6da2486&istItemId=xrxxmxqpx&istBid=t
How long does it keep stuff hot for? I have a 30m walk to work that it needs to survive. Ideally I want something that looks like a normal take out cup... nothing too 'technical jacket' :)
I just nick them and have them at home.
Thank you for bringing this to my attention. Just got time to write a harshly worded comment in the "other" section of the feedback form before checking out.
I'm a bit funny about drinking bathroom tap water
OK for cleaning teeth, drinking it is somehow not right
in foreign hotels where you have a brit complaining about the lack of a kettle like their holiday has been ruined.
I saw a guy really losing his shit in a beautiful Italian hotel saying "how can you call this four star when there aren't any tea and coffee making facilities?!!". They kept saying "would you like us to make you a cup of tea?" to which he replied "that isn't the point"
What a dick. I felt like apologising on behalf of my country men.
Sitting around in the lobby using the WiFi for a bit, some woman who had just arrived came marching down to reception and went absolutely nuts about her holiday being ruined because she had no kettle in her room.
I don't know how anyone can get so enraged about not being able to make a cup of tea for a week when its 35 degrees outside. When she had finished her breakdown and left the area, the staff on reception had a good laugh about it.
Stick to Torquay you silly bint.
"You call this a 4 star hotel and I can't even make a cup of tea in my room"
And kept turning round and looking at everyone else, as if she was expecting everybody to be shouting "Yeah! You tell em!"
People really don't understands the star system do thay?
People seem to think it is a review, not a list of amenities. Admittedly, I think in the uk you o need a kettle to get a certain star rating, but in other, non-tea addicted countries, it has strangely been missed off the list.
(I may be wrong on that, can't be arsed to check)
About the lack of a kettle, and possibly a moan about it on trip advisor when you get back.
But to have a near breakdown about it is something else
It's fantastic, I drink half a dozen coffees just to get maximum use from it.
Stayed in a hotel (in Bristol actually) that had one, very satisfying to use.