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17 Truly Devastating Pret Problems

Definitely devastating, and not petty at all.

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It's lunchtime. You've "forgotten" to bring your homemade lunch into the office again. There's only one thing for it.

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To Pret a Manger, sandwich shop of kings!

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1. This is where you encounter your first problem: the queue. No one knows where it begins.

There's a crowd of people clutching cans of Yoga Bunny Detox drink, chatting about sales targets. You have no idea who's waiting to pay.

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2. Want a banana? By all means. Each one costs £5.

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3. How about some nuts? In Pret they come four to a bag, and each bag costs roughly your monthly salary.

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And they're not even roasted.

4. Rice cakes are £35 apiece, but then you have to ask yourself if you're really a rice cake sort of person.

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5. And Love Bars are delicious, but they're roughly the calorific equivalent of China's GDP.

They're handmade.
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They're handmade.

6. Even if you just want a sandwich, there are slightly too many to choose from.

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7. And, on closer inspection, you'll find that almost every one is smothered in mayonnaise.

8. Or is super fattening.

9. Then there are the ones with weird fillings. Sweet potato falafel, anyone?

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10. How about "naked" avocado?

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11. Or KALE?

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12. Eventually, when you arrive at the counter, you're greeted by an over-friendly barista who asks you all sorts of complicated questions about your day.

13. Whereupon you learn that Pret doesn't do big coffees.

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14. Or iced coffees.

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So you order a small coffee, a wrap, and an almond croissant.

And get the hell out of dodge.

15. On your way out, your loose coffee lid comes off and hot coffee spills down your sleeve.

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16. You get back to your desk and open your wrap, only to have the entire flatbread peel away with the plastic wrapping.

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17. And, if that wasn't torture enough, your almond croissant actually turns out to be a ham croissant.

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Still, whatcha gonna do?

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Get lunch from Marks & Spencers?

Go all the way across town to Eat?

Make your OWN sandwiches?

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Don't be silly.

You'll get your lunch from Pret again tomorrow.

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And you'll eat it and be happy.

Because every cloud has a silver lining.

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