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M&S Made An Elderly Couple Pay For An Extra Teabag And People Are Outraged

Hell hath no fury like shoppers who've been given weak tea.

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As everyone knows, there is nothing better than a nice cup of tea. But one couple from Dublin had a less than positive tea experience at their local Marks and Spencer.

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Marie Byrne posted on Facebook that her parents, aged 78 and 80, ordered a pot of tea at the Blanchardstown Centre branch of M&S, on the outskirts of Dublin.

But when they asked for a second teabag – because, let's face it, a weak cup of tea really is an awful thing – they were told they would have to buy another pot.

Byrne's post – which she published Friday – has been shared more than 1,600 times and has 9,000 likes so far.


BuzzFeed News has contacted both Byrne and Marks and Spencer for comment.

Patrick Smith is a senior reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

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