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16 Dilemmas Only People Who Have The Free Coffee At Waitrose Will Understand

Trying to queue for a latte while not making it obvious that you are only in Waitrose to queue for a latte.

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1. There was that one day, that one glorious day, when you heard about the free coffee at Waitrose.

You decided to try it out for yourself, and you were like, "This is a nice treat. I should do this more often."

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2. Before you know it you are going to Waitrose every day just to get free coffee.

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Scott Bryan / BuzzFeed
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"It's on the way to work."

3. There are 10 supermarkets between where you live and Waitrose but you still titting go anyway.

"This hasn't changed my habits at all."
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"This hasn't changed my habits at all."

4. You get the free coffee at the start of your shopping (because you are too excited to wait a bit) but you then have to try not to burn yourself.

Loving the coffee, perhaps adding a cup holder would help!?! Loving the new Waitrose in Locks Heath @waitrose

Paul-Andrew Courtney@princepaulie27

Loving the coffee, perhaps adding a cup holder would help!?! Loving the new Waitrose in Locks Heath @waitrose

11:10 PM - 31 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

You also contemplate doing your entire week's shopping in about six minutes because if you took much longer your coffee wouldn't be at the right temperature.

5. And then you have to drink your coffee wandering aimlessly outside, because you can't drink it inside or while driving a car.

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6. Going to Waitrose every day makes you skint so you try to get in and out as cheaply as possible.

The first time you do this you check out the aisles first, scared in case a member of staff detects you not purchasing anything. The 20th time you do this you get your coffee while jogging through because you just don't give a damn.
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The first time you do this you check out the aisles first, scared in case a member of staff detects you not purchasing anything. The 20th time you do this you get your coffee while jogging through because you just don't give a damn.

7. One day you freak out because you haven't got this card on you so you have to spend £1.85.

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Scott Bryan / BuzzFeed

8. When you heard the news that John Lewis was axing its free coffee you had a heart attack...

...until you realised that it is in fact John Lewis and NOT Waitrose, because the free Waitrose coffee is everything.
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...until you realised that it is in fact John Lewis and NOT Waitrose, because the free Waitrose coffee is everything.

9. You don't believe this (but you got worried in case others found out about the free coffee).

Chav's getting free coffee @waitrose what ever next a free bar with @StellaArtois perhaps #dailyfail

The Rising Sun Pub ©@TheRiserBerko

Chav's getting free coffee @waitrose what ever next a free bar with @StellaArtois perhaps #dailyfail

8:31 AM - 30 Dec 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

10. And then, one rather horrifying day, you start to experience "a queue" for the machine.

It alarms you somewhat, you're going to be about 10 minutes late to work because of it, but you know it is free coffee so why the hell not wait a little bit?
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It alarms you somewhat, you're going to be about 10 minutes late to work because of it, but you know it is free coffee so why the hell not wait a little bit?

11. The next day there's a longer queue, so you act like you aren't in the queue when you are.

Waitrose shoppers queuing for up to 15 mins for a 'my waitrose' free coffee. The power of the word 'free'.

Jonathon Solomons@JontySolomons

Waitrose shoppers queuing for up to 15 mins for a 'my waitrose' free coffee. The power of the word 'free'.

1:16 PM - 15 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

12. After the 10th day you stop caring what people think of you waiting. You now have no shame.

Foolishly got in to the Waitrose coffee queue before writing a will #willdiehere #byebyeestate @UoBProblems

Peter Cooper@_P_B_C_

Foolishly got in to the Waitrose coffee queue before writing a will #willdiehere #byebyeestate @UoBProblems

1:15 PM - 24 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

You also have no job because you stopped turning up to work on time.

13. Then one day you notice that there isn't a queue.

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"Oh joy. This is going to be the start of an absolutely wonderful day."

You get closer to it... OH DEAR GOD NO.

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The other horrifying scenario: "This coffee machine is currently being cleaned."

14. You contemplate tweeting Waitrose but you don't in case your problem becomes too visible.

Remember... You don't want other people to know about our little secret.
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Remember... You don't want other people to know about our little secret.

15. The next day? GO TO HELL.

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16. Still, could be worse.

And I just spent £5 on all of these items for nothing (£10 at weekends). :(
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And I just spent £5 on all of these items for nothing (£10 at weekends). :(