No free tap water, coffee chain tells busker

No free tap water, coffee chain tells busker

No free tap water, coffee chain tells busker

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A thirsty busker hit a bum note after being refused a cup of tap water at a coffee chain.

Danny McEvoy, from Newhaven, took to the streets of Uckfield last week to entertain passers-by with a guitar and singing performance.

But after arriving in the town’s sun-drenched High Street, Mr McEvoy realised he had forgotten to take a bottle of water and asked staff in Costa Coffee for a cup of tap water.

He said: “I asked for the tap water and the girl asked if I bought anything. I said no, but told her I visited Costa Coffee every week in Lewes and waved my loyalty card at her. But she said I had to purchase something and it was company policy not to give it away for free.

“It is a glass of tap water –the stuff that places leave outside for dogs to drink. So I left and remained thirsty. It was unbelievable.”

Despite the member of staff claiming it was company policy not to serve tap water unless something was purchased, a spokesman for the chain said Mr McEvoy’s request should have been served and they would ensure it would not happen again.

Mr McEvoy added: “I always visit Costa Coffee with my daughter and spend over a fiver a week there.

“I often ask cafes for tap water and they always give me this elixir of life.

“I was in full busking gear, with a big rucksack and rolled up carpet on my back with a guitar strapped over my shoulder.”

Current laws state that restaurants or cafes licensed to serve alcohol must legally provide tap water free of charge.

However Costa Coffee, renowned for its lattes, mochachinos and teas, does not serve alcoholic beverages.

A spokeswoman from Costa Coffee confirmed the incident and said: “Costa can confirm that there was an incident involving the person in question in our High Street, Uckfield, shop.

“As a responsible member of the local community our policy is to provide tap water to our customers should they request it in-store.

“We have been in touch with our store teams in the area to remind them of our tap water policy to ensure that this incident does not occur again.”

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6:54am Sun 27 Apr 14

wibblewibble says...

It’s your voice What do you think?

Mr McEvoy seems on the surface to be an intelligent chap,when he wants a cup of coffee he goes to Costa and buys one.Its not rocket science i know but he has managed to scientifically resolve a problem by purchasing a product.
I am willing to offer my services to Mr McEvoy to expand his research beyond coffee and investigate the age old question "if i buy some water when i am thirsty will it quench my thirst"?
It’s your voice What do you think? Mr McEvoy seems on the surface to be an intelligent chap,when he wants a cup of coffee he goes to Costa and buys one.Its not rocket science i know but he has managed to scientifically resolve a problem by purchasing a product. I am willing to offer my services to Mr McEvoy to expand his research beyond coffee and investigate the age old question "if i buy some water when i am thirsty will it quench my thirst"? wibblewibble
  • Score: -1

7:08am Sun 27 Apr 14

rogerthefish says...

What a non story, get a job instead of being a street urchin.
What a non story, get a job instead of being a street urchin. rogerthefish
  • Score: -9

7:12am Sun 27 Apr 14

Quiterie says...

It says on his guitar case "available for weddings" .....hhhmmmm.... I wonder if he gets many booking......
It says on his guitar case "available for weddings" .....hhhmmmm.... I wonder if he gets many booking...... Quiterie
  • Score: 7

7:18am Sun 27 Apr 14

lindaf says...

Why turn something so trivial into an issue? Just give the guy some water!!! And Argus, why write a story so trivial?
Why turn something so trivial into an issue? Just give the guy some water!!! And Argus, why write a story so trivial? lindaf
  • Score: 19

7:38am Sun 27 Apr 14

wibblewibble says...

lindaf wrote:
Why turn something so trivial into an issue? Just give the guy some water!!! And Argus, why write a story so trivial?
please explain why they must give him water when he has the option for example of walking a few feet away to shops that sell water.He is capable of purchasing coffee yet seems to be unable to buy a bottle of water.
[quote][p][bold]lindaf[/bold] wrote: Why turn something so trivial into an issue? Just give the guy some water!!! And Argus, why write a story so trivial?[/p][/quote]please explain why they must give him water when he has the option for example of walking a few feet away to shops that sell water.He is capable of purchasing coffee yet seems to be unable to buy a bottle of water. wibblewibble
  • Score: 33

7:51am Sun 27 Apr 14

lindaf says...

wibblewibble wrote:
lindaf wrote:
Why turn something so trivial into an issue? Just give the guy some water!!! And Argus, why write a story so trivial?
please explain why they must give him water when he has the option for example of walking a few feet away to shops that sell water.He is capable of purchasing coffee yet seems to be unable to buy a bottle of water.
I didn't say they MUST give him water, I merely said why make an issue of it, like you seem to be doing 😜
[quote][p][bold]wibblewibble[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lindaf[/bold] wrote: Why turn something so trivial into an issue? Just give the guy some water!!! And Argus, why write a story so trivial?[/p][/quote]please explain why they must give him water when he has the option for example of walking a few feet away to shops that sell water.He is capable of purchasing coffee yet seems to be unable to buy a bottle of water.[/p][/quote]I didn't say they MUST give him water, I merely said why make an issue of it, like you seem to be doing 😜 lindaf
  • Score: -1

7:54am Sun 27 Apr 14

john5001 says...

spokesman for the chain said Mr McEvoy’s request should have been served and they would ensure it would not happen again. PR save, I think not
spokesman for the chain said Mr McEvoy’s request should have been served and they would ensure it would not happen again. PR save, I think not john5001
  • Score: 7

7:59am Sun 27 Apr 14

Martin999 says...

Meanwhile the rest of us have to work for a living.
Meanwhile the rest of us have to work for a living. Martin999
  • Score: 11

7:59am Sun 27 Apr 14

Brightonlad86 says...

I wouldn't step foot in a costa... Even for tap water!!
I wouldn't step foot in a costa... Even for tap water!! Brightonlad86
  • Score: 11

8:06am Sun 27 Apr 14

pwlr1966 says...

Sing a few songs then buy a bottle with your undeclared earnings
Sing a few songs then buy a bottle with your undeclared earnings pwlr1966
  • Score: 49

9:18am Sun 27 Apr 14

Sussex jim says...

Brightonlad86 wrote:
I wouldn't step foot in a costa... Even for tap water!!
The very name sums up these coffee shops; like the old jokes about an expensive Spanish holiday on the Costa Packet or the Costa Fortune.
He should try a friendly local pub.
[quote][p][bold]Brightonlad86[/bold] wrote: I wouldn't step foot in a costa... Even for tap water!![/p][/quote]The very name sums up these coffee shops; like the old jokes about an expensive Spanish holiday on the Costa Packet or the Costa Fortune. He should try a friendly local pub. Sussex jim
  • Score: 11

9:19am Sun 27 Apr 14

hey mongo says...

Should they give it to him in a cup which costs money or a coffee mug and he returns the mug when hes finished?
Should they give it to him in a cup which costs money or a coffee mug and he returns the mug when hes finished? hey mongo
  • Score: 0

9:43am Sun 27 Apr 14

Baffled of Brighton says...

Only if this Costa has a licence to serve alcohol would they have to give out water for free, otherwise tough luck find somewhere else or buy it. He can afford to spend over a fiver a week in there normally, why was it so different on that day?
Also if it "is the elixir of life" then wouldn't you have a large bottle in your big rucksack, or pay more than the price of petrol for a bottle of it.
If anyone passes him while busking, don't give him any money, give him the "elixr of life" instead... a bottle of water!
Only if this Costa has a licence to serve alcohol would they have to give out water for free, otherwise tough luck find somewhere else or buy it. He can afford to spend over a fiver a week in there normally, why was it so different on that day? Also if it "is the elixir of life" then wouldn't you have a large bottle in your big rucksack, or pay more than the price of petrol for a bottle of it. If anyone passes him while busking, don't give him any money, give him the "elixr of life" instead... a bottle of water! Baffled of Brighton
  • Score: 2

9:45am Sun 27 Apr 14

StevieD says...

This business pays for its water, and their customers no doubt pay dearly for their beverages. What they can do without is some scrounger cluttering the pavement making a noise. Buy a bottle of water out of the money foolishly given by soft touches, then go and get some gainful employment.
This business pays for its water, and their customers no doubt pay dearly for their beverages. What they can do without is some scrounger cluttering the pavement making a noise. Buy a bottle of water out of the money foolishly given by soft touches, then go and get some gainful employment. StevieD
  • Score: -4

9:56am Sun 27 Apr 14

hoveguyactually says...

It is a big cheek going into a cafe asking for water. It would not cost him much to buy a bottle of mineral water in a shop nearby, like the rest of us. No one asked him to sit there busking. He chose it, so he should not complain at being refused. And what a precedent it would be for other freeloaders if they have provided him with the water. I have seen this situation in a local branch of my bank, and in one case, some filthy slob came in, helped himself to the free water, then promptly sat down with his feet up on a seat. This was until he lent back and fell over on to the floor. Staff immediately came over to help him up. And then he left. Costa were absolutely right in this case.
It is a big cheek going into a cafe asking for water. It would not cost him much to buy a bottle of mineral water in a shop nearby, like the rest of us. No one asked him to sit there busking. He chose it, so he should not complain at being refused. And what a precedent it would be for other freeloaders if they have provided him with the water. I have seen this situation in a local branch of my bank, and in one case, some filthy slob came in, helped himself to the free water, then promptly sat down with his feet up on a seat. This was until he lent back and fell over on to the floor. Staff immediately came over to help him up. And then he left. Costa were absolutely right in this case. hoveguyactually
  • Score: 5

10:17am Sun 27 Apr 14

_craig says...

I do like the statement of 'get out of this in the future' Costa made:

"our policy is to provide tap water to our customers"

This does allow Costa to point out that this was not a customer at the time of request - regardless of how many times he has been in the past, at this time he was not...

It's harsh, but other shops do sell (an indeed part of their revenue stream) bottles of water, which he could easily purchase from his (this is an assumption) tax free earnings busking... and places like Costa do have overheads from staff to buildings to water rates etc etc; and he presumably was also wanting them to buy the disposable cup for him?

That said...
I do like the statement of 'get out of this in the future' Costa made: "our policy is to provide tap water to our customers" This does allow Costa to point out that this was not a customer at the time of request - regardless of how many times he has been in the past, at this time he was not... It's harsh, but other shops do sell (an indeed part of their revenue stream) bottles of water, which he could easily purchase from his (this is an assumption) tax free earnings busking... and places like Costa do have overheads from staff to buildings to water rates etc etc; and he presumably was also wanting them to buy the disposable cup for him? That said... _craig
  • Score: 6

10:45am Sun 27 Apr 14

rolivan says...

hoveguyactually wrote:
It is a big cheek going into a cafe asking for water. It would not cost him much to buy a bottle of mineral water in a shop nearby, like the rest of us. No one asked him to sit there busking. He chose it, so he should not complain at being refused. And what a precedent it would be for other freeloaders if they have provided him with the water. I have seen this situation in a local branch of my bank, and in one case, some filthy slob came in, helped himself to the free water, then promptly sat down with his feet up on a seat. This was until he lent back and fell over on to the floor. Staff immediately came over to help him up. And then he left. Costa were absolutely right in this case.
It is cheaper to buy a small bottle of milk than a bottle of water,work that one out.
[quote][p][bold]hoveguyactually[/bold] wrote: It is a big cheek going into a cafe asking for water. It would not cost him much to buy a bottle of mineral water in a shop nearby, like the rest of us. No one asked him to sit there busking. He chose it, so he should not complain at being refused. And what a precedent it would be for other freeloaders if they have provided him with the water. I have seen this situation in a local branch of my bank, and in one case, some filthy slob came in, helped himself to the free water, then promptly sat down with his feet up on a seat. This was until he lent back and fell over on to the floor. Staff immediately came over to help him up. And then he left. Costa were absolutely right in this case.[/p][/quote]It is cheaper to buy a small bottle of milk than a bottle of water,work that one out. rolivan
  • Score: 5

10:45am Sun 27 Apr 14

rolivan says...

hoveguyactually wrote:
It is a big cheek going into a cafe asking for water. It would not cost him much to buy a bottle of mineral water in a shop nearby, like the rest of us. No one asked him to sit there busking. He chose it, so he should not complain at being refused. And what a precedent it would be for other freeloaders if they have provided him with the water. I have seen this situation in a local branch of my bank, and in one case, some filthy slob came in, helped himself to the free water, then promptly sat down with his feet up on a seat. This was until he lent back and fell over on to the floor. Staff immediately came over to help him up. And then he left. Costa were absolutely right in this case.
It is cheaper to buy a small bottle of milk than a bottle of water,work that one out.
[quote][p][bold]hoveguyactually[/bold] wrote: It is a big cheek going into a cafe asking for water. It would not cost him much to buy a bottle of mineral water in a shop nearby, like the rest of us. No one asked him to sit there busking. He chose it, so he should not complain at being refused. And what a precedent it would be for other freeloaders if they have provided him with the water. I have seen this situation in a local branch of my bank, and in one case, some filthy slob came in, helped himself to the free water, then promptly sat down with his feet up on a seat. This was until he lent back and fell over on to the floor. Staff immediately came over to help him up. And then he left. Costa were absolutely right in this case.[/p][/quote]It is cheaper to buy a small bottle of milk than a bottle of water,work that one out. rolivan
  • Score: 0

11:08am Sun 27 Apr 14

_craig says...

rolivan wrote:
hoveguyactually wrote:
It is a big cheek going into a cafe asking for water. It would not cost him much to buy a bottle of mineral water in a shop nearby, like the rest of us. No one asked him to sit there busking. He chose it, so he should not complain at being refused. And what a precedent it would be for other freeloaders if they have provided him with the water. I have seen this situation in a local branch of my bank, and in one case, some filthy slob came in, helped himself to the free water, then promptly sat down with his feet up on a seat. This was until he lent back and fell over on to the floor. Staff immediately came over to help him up. And then he left. Costa were absolutely right in this case.
It is cheaper to buy a small bottle of milk than a bottle of water,work that one out.
The big supermarkets haven't forced the price of water down like they have the milk farmers
[quote][p][bold]rolivan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hoveguyactually[/bold] wrote: It is a big cheek going into a cafe asking for water. It would not cost him much to buy a bottle of mineral water in a shop nearby, like the rest of us. No one asked him to sit there busking. He chose it, so he should not complain at being refused. And what a precedent it would be for other freeloaders if they have provided him with the water. I have seen this situation in a local branch of my bank, and in one case, some filthy slob came in, helped himself to the free water, then promptly sat down with his feet up on a seat. This was until he lent back and fell over on to the floor. Staff immediately came over to help him up. And then he left. Costa were absolutely right in this case.[/p][/quote]It is cheaper to buy a small bottle of milk than a bottle of water,work that one out.[/p][/quote]The big supermarkets haven't forced the price of water down like they have the milk farmers _craig
  • Score: 2

11:49am Sun 27 Apr 14

brightonaire says...

I wonder if he'd be so accommodating if a filthy tramp knocked on his door asking for a glass of water then proceeded to plot up outside his house making prolonged, nauseating and irritating sounds on his guitar....... costa coffee employees should have given him a good hiding
I wonder if he'd be so accommodating if a filthy tramp knocked on his door asking for a glass of water then proceeded to plot up outside his house making prolonged, nauseating and irritating sounds on his guitar....... costa coffee employees should have given him a good hiding brightonaire
  • Score: 0

11:55am Sun 27 Apr 14

PorkyChopper says...

What an mean, spiteful bunch of **** Argus readers are. They'd deny someone a glass of **** water. I hope you are the same position one day, and I am there to tell you to **** off and buy your own **** water. ****. I'd sell you a cup of my **** though.
What an mean, spiteful bunch of **** Argus readers are. They'd deny someone a glass of **** water. I hope you are the same position one day, and I am there to tell you to **** off and buy your own **** water. ****. I'd sell you a cup of my **** though. PorkyChopper
  • Score: 1

12:03pm Sun 27 Apr 14

Ambo Guy says...

This guy used to be my art teacher at school.

He was a bit of a nob back then too!
This guy used to be my art teacher at school. He was a bit of a nob back then too! Ambo Guy
  • Score: 4

12:17pm Sun 27 Apr 14

paul6391 says...

Nothing short of a ponce...spare any change, if he had his loyalty card for Costa Packet buy a coffee then.and how did he afford to travel to Uckfield, by car..Bus..Cab!!!!!!!
, Total Sponger
Nothing short of a ponce...spare any change, if he had his loyalty card for Costa Packet buy a coffee then.and how did he afford to travel to Uckfield, by car..Bus..Cab!!!!!!! , Total Sponger paul6391
  • Score: -2

1:45pm Sun 27 Apr 14

scuba1 says...

PorkyChopper wrote:
What an mean, spiteful bunch of **** Argus readers are. They'd deny someone a glass of **** water. I hope you are the same position one day, and I am there to tell you to **** off and buy your own **** water. ****. I'd sell you a cup of my **** though.
I agree ... I find it really measly , wouldn't want to be stuck on a desert island with this bunch of minge bags !!
[quote][p][bold]PorkyChopper[/bold] wrote: What an mean, spiteful bunch of **** Argus readers are. They'd deny someone a glass of **** water. I hope you are the same position one day, and I am there to tell you to **** off and buy your own **** water. ****. I'd sell you a cup of my **** though.[/p][/quote]I agree ... I find it really measly , wouldn't want to be stuck on a desert island with this bunch of minge bags !! scuba1
  • Score: 5

2:01pm Sun 27 Apr 14

FatherTed11 says...

Lazy scrouging duggie scum bag. If he wasn't so stoned, maybe he would have remembered to take a bottle of water (or just buy one assuming he made any money)!
Lazy scrouging duggie scum bag. If he wasn't so stoned, maybe he would have remembered to take a bottle of water (or just buy one assuming he made any money)! FatherTed11
  • Score: -3

2:19pm Sun 27 Apr 14

paul6391 says...

PorkyChopper wrote:
What an mean, spiteful bunch of **** Argus readers are. They'd deny someone a glass of **** water. I hope you are the same position one day, and I am there to tell you to **** off and buy your own **** water. ****. I'd sell you a cup of my **** though.
So Basically what you saying is you would do what costa done then....

i would assume the only P*ss you have is holding you together
[quote][p][bold]PorkyChopper[/bold] wrote: What an mean, spiteful bunch of **** Argus readers are. They'd deny someone a glass of **** water. I hope you are the same position one day, and I am there to tell you to **** off and buy your own **** water. ****. I'd sell you a cup of my **** though.[/p][/quote]So Basically what you saying is you would do what costa done then.... i would assume the only P*ss you have is holding you together paul6391
  • Score: 0

3:30pm Sun 27 Apr 14

getThisCoalitionOut says...

BOYCOTT COSTA EVERYONE
BOYCOTT COSTA EVERYONE getThisCoalitionOut
  • Score: 0

3:44pm Sun 27 Apr 14

Martin999 says...

PorkyChopper wrote:
What an mean, spiteful bunch of **** Argus readers are. They'd deny someone a glass of **** water. I hope you are the same position one day, and I am there to tell you to **** off and buy your own **** water. ****. I'd sell you a cup of my **** though.
The only mean spiteful comment on here is yours.
[quote][p][bold]PorkyChopper[/bold] wrote: What an mean, spiteful bunch of **** Argus readers are. They'd deny someone a glass of **** water. I hope you are the same position one day, and I am there to tell you to **** off and buy your own **** water. ****. I'd sell you a cup of my **** though.[/p][/quote]The only mean spiteful comment on here is yours. Martin999
  • Score: 2

4:11pm Sun 27 Apr 14

NickBrt says...

Its a drink of water, can we not be kind to this guy? Hope the assistant never gets thirsty.
Its a drink of water, can we not be kind to this guy? Hope the assistant never gets thirsty. NickBrt
  • Score: 2

4:47pm Sun 27 Apr 14

PorkyChopper says...

Martin999 wrote:
PorkyChopper wrote:
What an mean, spiteful bunch of **** Argus readers are. They'd deny someone a glass of **** water. I hope you are the same position one day, and I am there to tell you to **** off and buy your own **** water. ****. I'd sell you a cup of my **** though.
The only mean spiteful comment on here is yours.
Get someone to read the rest of them to you then, you'll see who's mean and spiteful.
[quote][p][bold]Martin999[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]PorkyChopper[/bold] wrote: What an mean, spiteful bunch of **** Argus readers are. They'd deny someone a glass of **** water. I hope you are the same position one day, and I am there to tell you to **** off and buy your own **** water. ****. I'd sell you a cup of my **** though.[/p][/quote]The only mean spiteful comment on here is yours.[/p][/quote]Get someone to read the rest of them to you then, you'll see who's mean and spiteful. PorkyChopper
  • Score: 0

4:48pm Sun 27 Apr 14

brightonbunny says...

As an independent café owner, I can see both sides of the story.

Of course, if someone is desperate for a drink of tap water they can have always one, whether or not we are legally required to do so (if selling alcohol on the premises). If that desperate they'd have probably popped to use the cold tap in the loos anyway!

However the Costa assistant was probably over-zealously thinking of the financial impact. Contrary to popular belief water in cafes is not actually free to the business owner:

1) Businesses have to pay for metered water at a higher rate than home owners. Negligible for a glass but in principle this is the case.
2) if it's served in a paper cup, then that costs 5.6p + VAT each. Another 4p if with a lid (to stop spills?).
3) Then that needs to be disposed of by a contracted waste recycling provider (business can't just "stick in a bin" - that's illegal). More cost
4) if it's served in crockery or glass, then this has to be washed - in (more) hot water by someone being paid to wash it.
5) Cafes don't open up to serve water by themselves. They have rent, rates, lighting, heating to be paid too.

For one simple request, this is all negligible, but if it happened all day every day it'd add up as a hit to the business.

So yes, I'd give him a glass of water. He might even come back in and spent some more later one - assuming his busking was good enough.

Unfortunately the "elixir of life" (or tea and coffee for that matter) costs money to deliver to the thirsty customers, far more than the actual cost of the water.




wants a drink
As an independent café owner, I can see both sides of the story. Of course, if someone is desperate for a drink of tap water they can have always one, whether or not we are legally required to do so (if selling alcohol on the premises). If that desperate they'd have probably popped to use the cold tap in the loos anyway! However the Costa assistant was probably over-zealously thinking of the financial impact. Contrary to popular belief water in cafes is not actually free to the business owner: 1) Businesses have to pay for metered water at a higher rate than home owners. Negligible for a glass but in principle this is the case. 2) if it's served in a paper cup, then that costs 5.6p + VAT each. Another 4p if with a lid (to stop spills?). 3) Then that needs to be disposed of by a contracted waste recycling provider (business can't just "stick in a bin" - that's illegal). More cost 4) if it's served in crockery or glass, then this has to be washed - in (more) hot water by someone being paid to wash it. 5) Cafes don't open up to serve water by themselves. They have rent, rates, lighting, heating to be paid too. For one simple request, this is all negligible, but if it happened all day every day it'd add up as a hit to the business. So yes, I'd give him a glass of water. He might even come back in and spent some more later one - assuming his busking was good enough. Unfortunately the "elixir of life" (or tea and coffee for that matter) costs money to deliver to the thirsty customers, far more than the actual cost of the water. wants a drink brightonbunny
  • Score: 9

4:48pm Sun 27 Apr 14

PorkyChopper says...

paul6391 wrote:
PorkyChopper wrote:
What an mean, spiteful bunch of **** Argus readers are. They'd deny someone a glass of **** water. I hope you are the same position one day, and I am there to tell you to **** off and buy your own **** water. ****. I'd sell you a cup of my **** though.
So Basically what you saying is you would do what costa done then....

i would assume the only P*ss you have is holding you together
I assume you have sh1t for brains.
[quote][p][bold]paul6391[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]PorkyChopper[/bold] wrote: What an mean, spiteful bunch of **** Argus readers are. They'd deny someone a glass of **** water. I hope you are the same position one day, and I am there to tell you to **** off and buy your own **** water. ****. I'd sell you a cup of my **** though.[/p][/quote]So Basically what you saying is you would do what costa done then.... i would assume the only P*ss you have is holding you together[/p][/quote]I assume you have sh1t for brains. PorkyChopper
  • Score: -1

5:35pm Sun 27 Apr 14

lillylou says...

The guy is a fake he lives in a two bed house owns a car and is a teacher hes not broke or homeless so why is he pretending to be a skint homeless person
The guy is a fake he lives in a two bed house owns a car and is a teacher hes not broke or homeless so why is he pretending to be a skint homeless person lillylou
  • Score: 5

5:40pm Sun 27 Apr 14

lillylou says...

Another thing if he thinks hes entitled to free water than so should every one else instead of having to spend £1 s on the stuff
Another thing if he thinks hes entitled to free water than so should every one else instead of having to spend £1 s on the stuff lillylou
  • Score: 6

5:46pm Sun 27 Apr 14

lillylou says...

paul6391 wrote:
Nothing short of a ponce...spare any change, if he had his loyalty card for Costa Packet buy a coffee then.and how did he afford to travel to Uckfield, by car..Bus..Cab!!!!!!!

, Total Sponger
Hes a teacher a home owner and car owner
[quote][p][bold]paul6391[/bold] wrote: Nothing short of a ponce...spare any change, if he had his loyalty card for Costa Packet buy a coffee then.and how did he afford to travel to Uckfield, by car..Bus..Cab!!!!!!! , Total Sponger[/p][/quote]Hes a teacher a home owner and car owner lillylou
  • Score: 3

6:03pm Sun 27 Apr 14

lillylou says...

rogerthefish wrote:
What a non story, get a job instead of being a street urchin.
Hes a professional teacher far from the fake facadehe portrays
[quote][p][bold]rogerthefish[/bold] wrote: What a non story, get a job instead of being a street urchin.[/p][/quote]Hes a professional teacher far from the fake facadehe portrays lillylou
  • Score: 3

6:04pm Sun 27 Apr 14

BenUk says...

paul6391 wrote:
Nothing short of a ponce...spare any change, if he had his loyalty card for Costa Packet buy a coffee then.and how did he afford to travel to Uckfield, by car..Bus..Cab!!!!!!!

, Total Sponger
With the benefits we all paying him
[quote][p][bold]paul6391[/bold] wrote: Nothing short of a ponce...spare any change, if he had his loyalty card for Costa Packet buy a coffee then.and how did he afford to travel to Uckfield, by car..Bus..Cab!!!!!!! , Total Sponger[/p][/quote]With the benefits we all paying him BenUk
  • Score: 2

7:05pm Sun 27 Apr 14

lillylou says...

BenUk wrote:
paul6391 wrote:
Nothing short of a ponce...spare any change, if he had his loyalty card for Costa Packet buy a coffee then.and how did he afford to travel to Uckfield, by car..Bus..Cab!!!!!!!


, Total Sponger
With the benefits we all paying him
Hes a teacher hes not on benifits
[quote][p][bold]BenUk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]paul6391[/bold] wrote: Nothing short of a ponce...spare any change, if he had his loyalty card for Costa Packet buy a coffee then.and how did he afford to travel to Uckfield, by car..Bus..Cab!!!!!!! , Total Sponger[/p][/quote]With the benefits we all paying him[/p][/quote]Hes a teacher hes not on benifits lillylou
  • Score: 0

9:47pm Sun 27 Apr 14

Terry K says...

Can't stand these street pests, i try to Avoid wherever they busk, same goes for chuggers, religious nuts and anything green related. Wish the councils would hose em away and their flea bitten mutts.
Can't stand these street pests, i try to Avoid wherever they busk, same goes for chuggers, religious nuts and anything green related. Wish the councils would hose em away and their flea bitten mutts. Terry K
  • Score: 8

10:42pm Sun 27 Apr 14

PorkyChopper says...

My opinion of Argus readers hasn't changed since the last time. What a bunch of ****.
My opinion of Argus readers hasn't changed since the last time. What a bunch of ****. PorkyChopper
  • Score: -2

11:53pm Sun 27 Apr 14

FatherTed11 says...

Lock the scrounging scum up!
Lock the scrounging scum up! FatherTed11
  • Score: 2

8:45am Mon 28 Apr 14

hoveguyactually says...

And the award for the most irrelevant, non-newsworthy article goes to..................
..............


The Argus!
And the award for the most irrelevant, non-newsworthy article goes to.................. .............. The Argus! hoveguyactually
  • Score: 0

10:29am Mon 28 Apr 14

theargusissoinformative says...

Brightonlad86 wrote:
I wouldn't step foot in a costa... Even for tap water!!
Even if Uckfield Costa is the local 'Public Community Toilet'. See Wealden District Council Website.
[quote][p][bold]Brightonlad86[/bold] wrote: I wouldn't step foot in a costa... Even for tap water!![/p][/quote]Even if Uckfield Costa is the local 'Public Community Toilet'. See Wealden District Council Website. theargusissoinformative
  • Score: 0

1:08pm Mon 28 Apr 14

Fairfax Aches says...

Play Wonderwall and I'll think about giving you a glass of water.
Play Wonderwall and I'll think about giving you a glass of water. Fairfax Aches
  • Score: -2

1:40pm Mon 28 Apr 14

Mr chock says...

Brightonlad86 wrote:
I wouldn't step foot in a costa... Even for tap water!!
it seems like this busker " without a public entertainment licence ..WHO REGULARLELY regularly spend's his "begging " money ~~ but told her I visited Costa Coffee every week in Lewes and waved my loyalty card at her. But she said I had to purchase something and it was company policy not to give it away for free. ~~ Mr McEvoy added: “I always visit Costa Coffee with my daughter and spend over a fiver a week there. .. I see no point in this being a story COSTA is a shop like any other the paper cup would not have been given to the shop free so why would he expect to get a cup of their water for free ??
SMALL PUBLICITY FOR Costa not actually fair to say they were in the wrong ...
[quote][p][bold]Brightonlad86[/bold] wrote: I wouldn't step foot in a costa... Even for tap water!![/p][/quote]it seems like this busker " without a public entertainment licence ..WHO REGULARLELY regularly spend's his "begging " money ~~ but told her I visited Costa Coffee every week in Lewes and waved my loyalty card at her. But she said I had to purchase something and it was company policy not to give it away for free. ~~ Mr McEvoy added: “I always visit Costa Coffee with my daughter and spend over a fiver a week there. .. I see no point in this being a story COSTA is a shop like any other the paper cup would not have been given to the shop free so why would he expect to get a cup of their water for free ?? SMALL PUBLICITY FOR Costa not actually fair to say they were in the wrong ... Mr chock
  • Score: 0

3:52pm Mon 28 Apr 14

paul6391 says...

PorkyChopper wrote:
My opinion of Argus readers hasn't changed since the last time. What a bunch of ****.
you being one of them..... moron
[quote][p][bold]PorkyChopper[/bold] wrote: My opinion of Argus readers hasn't changed since the last time. What a bunch of ****.[/p][/quote]you being one of them..... moron paul6391
  • Score: 2

9:50am Thu 8 May 14

Zoe Brennan says...

This person earns hundreds of pounds tax free some days by his own admission.
He was left a house by his dad and earns further tax free cash from gigs and youtube.
You are being mugged off if you give him even more money and he wants more freebies?!!!
I call that greed and bare faced cheek.
This person earns hundreds of pounds tax free some days by his own admission. He was left a house by his dad and earns further tax free cash from gigs and youtube. You are being mugged off if you give him even more money and he wants more freebies?!!! I call that greed and bare faced cheek. Zoe Brennan
  • Score: 2

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