Thursday, May 15, 2008

A Treat

Although I had a long day (we were short one secretary), there was a lovely bright spot.

When I went to buy my sandwich the barista noticed it was the same as yesterday's (new artisan baguette with prosciutto ham, tomato, basil, cheese, mayo, and I like it). So I told her I was taking advantage of it because tomorrow is my last day at the office. All of them are so used to me now, so she offered me a free coffee, any type, but I don't drink coffee so I got a free hot chocolate :)

The staff are really friendly there so I told the manager that I think Pret has the best behind the counter service in London.

Really made my day!

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Now, read this small article I found in the Metro (free newspaper) yesterday:


Texting costs are 'out of this world'

Text messaging costs four times as much as receiving information from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. It cost £85 to obtain a megabyte of data from Hubble, 595 km (370 miles) from Earth, as opposed to sending a 5p text, which works out at about £375 per megabyte. Scientist Nigel Bannister, of Leicester University, said: 'Hubble is by no means a cheap mission - but the mobile phone text costs were pretty astronomical'.

10 comments:

L B said...

Awww, isn't it wonderful to know the staff behind the counter, but isn't it also awful to have to leave?

I agree! Texting is fleecing us all!!! Strike!

Planethalder said...

Isn't it usually the accumulation of the small, lovely things that happen during a day that make us the most happiest? For me it does anyway :-)

Jo said...

So, you're leaving work, but you've never said when you're moving back stateside...

Flighty said...

It's nice when something like that happens!
Texting...what's that? xx

Olivia said...

LB - it's sort of awful to leave, but new beginnings are more wonderful :)

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Planet - is this an only child trait? That is exactly how I put it. It's the positive little things that add up to make a great day!

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Jo - I didn't tell you? Oh...I will have to in my next post. May 29

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Flighty - when's the last time you got something for free?

You don't like texting, I can tell.
xx

Flighty said...

Good question! The answer is I can't remember.
It's more a case that I just never text!
Enjoy the rest of the weekend. xx

Guyana-Gyal said...

Shucks, I forget sometimes we have a cell phone...my mother and I share one, keep it basically for emergencies. If there were more customers like us, prices would have to drop hahaha.

That little Burmese boy on the Metro is adorable, okay, I'm biased, he reminds me of my last nephew.

I wish I could wave a magic wand and make it all right for the suffering children in this world.

Guyana-Gyal said...

Not that my nephew is suffering, that boy just looks like him...the hair, the eyes, skin colour.

nikkipolani said...

Is it starting to feel real yet? Or is that long passed? What a nice finish to your last week at work. Best wishes, Liv.

Palm Springs Savant said...

Olivia- as I'm in London shall we meet for a coffee? I'm here next week as well


-Rick