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    At around 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 9, 2009, accompanied by a friend, I entered the Tim Hortons coffee shop on The West Mall, just south of Dundas Street.
    Neither I nor my friend had been in the shop for the past 18 months.
    The greeting I received shocked me to the extent that it has taken me two days to get around to write about it; I have been too busy telling my friends and colleagues of my experience.
    The lady behind the counter greeted us both with "Long time no see"; we responded along the lines of "Well, yes".
    Your representative then looked me in the eye and said "Mocha, medium, right?"
    I could only nod, and was still silent (a rare event in my life) when your representative returned with the Mocha, medium, and said "No lid, right?".
    Words fail me.
    But perhaps you can convey to your staff the impact this greeting has had on me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisgreaves View Post
    Neither I nor my friend had been in the shop for the past 18 months.
    C'mon Chris; are you certain that your advanced years are not affecting your memory. I can just hear the staff whispering now; "Here comes Chris again. He can't remember anything that has happened in the past year or more. Just watch his expression when I anticipate his order."
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    Tim Hortons - a nanochip with every coffee...

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    This story by Mr Greaves seems to be appropriately sinister and have the correct level of menace about it. Following in the footsteps of Charles Dickens, perchance.

    Maybe they were attempting to make a mocha-ry of him?
    BATcher

    Time prevents everything happening all at once...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Stanton;
    ... this is an every day occurrence at Dunkin Donuts here in the US!
    Every day you go into some place for the first time in 18 months?!!???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Wells View Post
    C'mon Chris; are you certain that your advanced years are not affecting your memory.
    Absolutely. My friend had lost about 15 pouds, and THAT doesn't happen overnight!

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    Quote Originally Posted by HansV View Post
    Tim Hortons - a nanochip with every coffee...
    You laugh! But about 15+ years ago when the question of compression came up I calculated that a megabyte of hard disk storage was about one TimBit - $cdn0.20.
    It was cheaper to drive across town, pick up a bigger hard drive, drive back and install it than spend time deciding what to delete.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BATcher View Post
    Maybe they were attempting to make a mocha-ry of him?
    Nah. They are genuinely friendly, and remember old customers.
    I mean, they remember customers who have made a great impact on them.
    Hang about.
    I know they don't have those "mug shot" sheets out the back, like they do in the banks.
    At least, I hope they don't.
    They don't.
    Do they?

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    The Barista probably remembers you after the great "Cream Robbery of 2006"
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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisgreaves View Post
    Absolutely. My friend had lost about 15 pouds, and THAT doesn't happen overnight!
    In the U.K. it happens all the time at the dog track.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Wells View Post
    In the U.K. it happens all the time at the dog track.
    Not in Walthamstow it doesn't :sad:

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    Quote Originally Posted by StuartR View Post
    Not in Walthamstow it doesn't :sad:
    Mrs J and the Jezzarettes went here a few months ago and got our heads around Triple Reverse Place betting and we got quite a killing until we lost it on the next race
    Jerry

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    Ahem......

    rule 12... Maybe a signature caveat is required here, something along the lines of "Other hat makers are available".

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    Quote Originally Posted by VegasNath View Post
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    rule 12... Maybe a signature caveat is required here, something along the lines of "Other hat makers are available".
    Nathan,

    You have lost me. Without a quote I can't tell which post you are replying to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StuartR View Post
    Nathan,

    You have lost me. Without a quote I can't tell which post you are replying to.
    I think Nathan is referring to the cap in Jerry Bernhardt's new head shot.

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