Monday, 17 May 2010

Pram Jam?

'Distraught Mum' has e-mailed me wondering what on earth is going to happen to all the Mothers, babies and prams when Worcester Park's branch of Costa coffee closes for its refurbishment;

'There is going to be anarchy - all those homeless Mums and babies spilling out onto the pavements of Central Road with nowhere to go. What are we to do?'


Any ideas? Everyone down to the Midas Touch, perhaps?

18 COMMENTS (Add Yours Now!):

Anonymous said...

It'll just mean there'll be more hanging around outside on the pavement for the rest of us to try to get around...

Anonymous said...

when is it closing/reopening?

Anonymous said...

Costa is supposed to be reopening on Wednesday. Well, that's what they told me on Saturday.

Anonymous said...

Have you seen how much Midas charge for a cup of coffee?

Anonymous said...

lets hope Costa made the door narrower so the prams and buggies can't get in.So the rest of us can enjoy a nice peaceful cup of coffee.

Deadbeat Mum said...

Don’t worry, I’ve provided the all new Costa Crèche with a CD of my kids screaming at the top of the their voices, punctuated by me aggressively shouting “Mind your own …ing business!” If they play it in store, at full volume, it should feel just like the old Costa.

WP_Lifer said...

Wow, how wonderfully community spirited of you Anonymous. Anything else you'd like to change so that parents with small children can't enjoy them?

Anonymous said...

Deadbeat Mum, i suppose the 'Chavs' have to play somewhere. so you might as well spoil other peoples peace and quite.

Wp-Lifer.thanks for the compliment,much appreciated.i suppose the mums and their offspring could go to to the park and play and maybe even have coffee mornings at home !

WP_Lifer said...

The park, anonymous?? Can't have them running around there, they could spoil the dog walkers peace and quiet, not to mention anybody trying to play tennis or any other sport!!! No, far better that they stay at home, I mean let's keep them away from the streets!! They could even get their food shopping delivered!! Honestly...

Jacey said...

Goodness, they already go to Nonsuch Park, jogging with their pushchairs in groups and Starbucks at North Cheam.
Sorry, but I was born and brought up in Surrey and cannot see where people get this silly idea of "chavs". Essex yes, parts of London yes but ....obviously I go to WP early so maybe I miss them. Having said this I wouldn't mind going to places where I get some peace and quiet. Silly isn't it in this world, to expect some quiet? Can't get it on buses or tubes and even quiet carriages on trains aren't quiet. There's nothing wrong with me, I don't hate kids etc I just want some quiet.

Andrew H said...

Why dont the people who 'just want some peace and quiet' buy some ear plugs instead of Canutesquely trying to shut the rest of the whole world up?

Deadbeat Mum said...

Yeah, dead right! Why are we ‘canutesquely’ criticised, simply because we reject social responsibility, choose anti-social behaviour as our vocation and inflict it on the rest of the world?

Rather than idly sitting in our coffee shops and bars, just asking to be abused by us ASBO parents and deafened by our trainee ASBO kids, these taxpayer types should be out, working hard to earn our benefits.

Jacey said...

Oh for goodness sake, its not an anti-kids rant. "shut the rest of the world up " - chance would be a fine thing - stupid man! Some people like quiet, there's nothing wrong with it. Stupid suggestions about ear plugs sum up the anti "I have nothing against children, I'd just like to have a coffee in quiet" brigade. We really do live in a pretty selfis, loud, inconsiderate world - comments on here show that if you get moaned at wanting a bit of quiet!

Anonymous said...

well said Jacey.a lot of people do like a bit of peace and quiet.

Married with Children said...

Well put Jacey. You remind me of Captain Manwairing dressing down Private Pike in Dad’s Army. Unfortunately, not only do the selfish, loud and inconsiderate simply not care about anyone but themselves, they also resent any opinion but their own. But it’s thanks chiefly to them, that in these uncertain times, at least local jobs in social services look to be secure.

Jacey said...

Well Anonymous and Married with children - its a hot day today and maybe I've calmed down a bit. I've always been a quiet person and it doesn't help to have great hearing too, I just seem to be in the minority that doesn't want to listen to mobile phones, Ipods etc . Guess I'll be getting my "quiet" on a park bench in future then. Bye for now.

Alison said...

For what it's worth, I went into Costa recently with my two (under three year old) children, a rare treat that I do now and again, not regularly and it immediately struck me how un-child friendly it now is. Funny that - a refurb that reduced the amount of space available for customers and increased the counter size. Hmm, doesn't make business sense to me. They should have taken the Pizza Express approach and add more child friendly items to their menu so us mums spend more. One thing though, I don't think Pizza Express charges 50p for a chocco-chino (or equiv). Don't worry Costa - you've driven the mums away but I'd say it will be your loss in the long term.

Deadbeat Mum said...

Yeah Alison, I have exactly the same outlook as you. I bitterly complained to Costa Coffee, as they have not just failed to shape their crèche around my personal requirements, but when they decked it out, it was not expressly with my personal taste in mind.

Their unbelievable response was a ridiculous claim that Costa Coffee serves all their customers in Worcester Park, which arrogantly intimated that it’s not just there for my personal convenience.

They even went as far as to actually suggest that other people go into Costa Coffee for coffee and not to hear my kids’ voices! It appears these ‘un-child friendly’ fools have no idea about business, or how I expect them to run it, and they are completely unaware that the world revolves around my kids’ vocal chords!

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