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August 27th, 2008


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07:28 pm - Random grumbling
Who on earth wakes up in the morning and thinks "Mmmm, I'd love to drink some grapefruit juice right now" ?
Seriously, who ? And how does this then translate into that being the second juice choice after orange at many hotels (at one place in China, it was the first and only choice) ? And why do so few places have apple juice ?

Why do all the travel guides go into great detail about how to handle being invited into someone's home for dinner in foreign lands. Raise your hand if this has ever happened to you while travelling ?

Finally, once again, I must grumble about toast, as served by many hotels, although I'm starting to think I'm among a small minority who believes that at most a few seconds should pass between the toast exiting the toasting device and meeting its buttery fate.
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From:ladytg
Date:August 27th, 2008 06:40 pm (UTC)
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mmm lovely lovely grapefruit.


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From:the_ladylark
Date:August 27th, 2008 07:17 pm (UTC)
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Nyer, I love grapefruit juice, and will drink it in preference to any other juice.

Also, the Hilton had a proper 'pop your toast in and watch it on the treadmill' machine! Barry keeps insisting he wants one for the house so he can have a constant toast-stream.
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From:davidcook
Date:August 27th, 2008 10:11 pm (UTC)
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Yup, that was nice, although when we got exiled to one of the overflow breakfast rooms on Sunday morning, the toast was being brought through from somewhere (kitchen or room-with-conveyor-toaster I guess), and therefore cold (and also somewhat burnt) by the time it arrived.
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From:sierra_le_oli
Date:August 28th, 2008 11:48 am (UTC)
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I would've liked to have had a go at the toast treadmill but was too busy eating pancakes.

There were at least four types of juice at the Hilton, so no complaints from me about being forced to default to grapefruit. ;-)
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From:helenex
Date:August 27th, 2008 08:58 pm (UTC)
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My personal complaint is the lack of smoked bacon. In good hotels you get a choice of sausages, egg preparations, potato and bread products - but never bacon. An unscientific survey of my friends tells me its not as popular as the unsmoked kind but given that its sold in every supermarket (in the UK at least), why no lovely smoky bacon?
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From:bohemiancoast
Date:August 27th, 2008 09:23 pm (UTC)
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I personally like a mixture of orange and grapefruit -- which I can do from the provided juice. So I'm happy. For toast you need a dodgy toast machine; pretty common in hotels these days.
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From:dalmeny
Date:August 27th, 2008 10:41 pm (UTC)
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Why do all the travel guides go into great detail about how to handle being invited into someone's home for dinner in foreign lands. Raise your hand if this has ever happened to you while travelling ?

*raises hand*
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From:hnpcc
Date:August 28th, 2008 01:04 am (UTC)
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Really? I'm impressed. I've managed to meet people for tea, but that's pretty much been about it, unless it's been part of an organised plan that I haven't made. It's certainly never happened randomly.
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From:dalmeny
Date:August 29th, 2008 12:19 am (UTC)
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I didn't say it was random... Mostly it was on our GUFF trip.
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From:hnpcc
Date:August 28th, 2008 01:06 am (UTC)
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Not so big on the grapefruit juice either, am missing hibiscus though. Can't find that anywhere here (unsurprisingly).
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From:kremmen
Date:August 28th, 2008 01:11 am (UTC)
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I've never liked grapefruit juice, though the exceptionally sweet pink grapefruit juice in the US is almost drinkable.

I'd prefer to see pineapple juice more commonly offered, as it and orange juice are my highest breakfast preferences, with apple third.

In hotels, it's often more considered classier to provide staff to do things for the patrons. Toast is one of those things which just deteriorates with the delay and the DIY option is best for the best toast experience.
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From:freyaw
Date:August 28th, 2008 01:38 am (UTC)
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Pineapple juice is great. I find that consuming moderate amounts of it is statistically linked to my bruising healing faster.
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From:easterbilby
Date:August 28th, 2008 06:42 am (UTC)
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I've never liked Grapefruit juice, but my grandfather, on returning from WWII, announced how he had discovered a taste for them while in Europe, so he planted a tree in the backyard. Then, when it was in season, he insisted on grapefruit every morning for the rest of his life.

So I guess some people like them. :)
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From:reverancepavane
Date:August 28th, 2008 06:44 am (UTC)
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Raise your hand if this has ever happened to you while travelling ?

Raises hand.

It's actually relatively common in the business sphere. Or at least it used to be. As a tourist it's far less likely, unless you've already made some passing contact via some means. In either case I'm talking about a stranger's home (on a personal level at least); with friends, even if you have never met them yet, hospitality is an entirely different matter (although I do hold to Franklin's statement that "after three days, both guests and fish begin to stink").

Now you have me wanting to measure the specific heat capacity of toast...

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From:fjm
Date:August 28th, 2008 10:24 am (UTC)
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Much prefer grapefruit juice. I don't really like sweet things and orange juce is overwhelming in the morning.

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