Today I finished my coffee at Costa, and asked for a takeaway paper cup, as I knew it would entertain my baby son all the way home. I was refused, and looked at as if I had asked for the contents of the safe or something. I think I just caught a bad member of staff (possibly a manager, possibly called Katie) who said no, they're not allowed to even use them for water, I certainly couldn't have one for my son to play with.
I can only guess the lady serving did not know I'd already bought a coffee, and thought I was a tramp off the street looking for free stuff, but still not good service.
I would not normally go in Costa in Folkestone, though I do like to vary my coffee stops. I probably won't again now. Go to Googies or Chambers instead, good coffee, free biscuit, and cheaper, and supporting genuinely local businesses.
I feel bad for ever going in Costa in the first place now.
This is my site The 'Gerald that I built in a fury of excitement when I first came here in approximately '04. I'd been a frequent visitor for a while previous to that but I am technically one of those Down From Londons you get now. The site used to be a lot more dynamic with a gig calendar and voting for favourite venues and things, and I hear it was a useful resource for others who were thinking of moving to the area. Now I've moved out of Folkestone again (though just a couple of miles) it doesn't get as much attention as it used to. Ironic really as The town is becoming the exciting place we always thought it was about to become. I am not Gerald by the way, this comes from a pretend newspaper in an episode of Brasseye or something, the Portsmouth Gerald, and how there is a local paper here called the Folkestone Herald. Puns like this are GRATE aren't they? Do contact me if you have anything to offer, email anythign @ this domain, or try @folkestone or @pauly on the twitter.