No Bombay and No Slim!

Old Jul 5, 11, 8:17 am
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No Bombay and No Slim!

I wasin the North Lounge last week (Thursday) and they had practically no mixers at all! Those glass door fridges were almost empty. Somebody was filling them but there was absolutely no SlimLine and no Ginger Ale!

Is this the norm now in this Lounge. I do hope not. I had to drink Champagne as I am far too well mannered to make a fuss!
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Old Jul 5, 11, 8:20 am
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Erm - I sincerely hope not as I cannot possibly take a flight without a G&T beforehand! It would just not be right and proper! Champagne is all well and good but a nice G&T just hits the spot!
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Old Jul 5, 11, 8:35 am
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Please forgive my ignorance, but what is "slim?"
Also "blue top" that you mention in the other thread.
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Old Jul 5, 11, 8:43 am
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Rant,rant,rant.....you're beginning to sound worse than the wife.
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Old Jul 5, 11, 8:53 am
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Originally Posted by PUCCI GALORE View Post
I wasin the North Lounge last week (Thursday) and they had practically no mixers at all! Those glass door fridges were almost empty. Somebody was filling them but there was absolutely no SlimLine and no Ginger Ale!

Is this the norm now in this Lounge. I do hope not. I had to drink Champagne as I am far too well mannered to make a fuss!
Seems to be more common now - last time I was in North lounge a couple of weeks ago waiting for a 8pm(ish) flight there was no diet coke anywhere apart from a few cans behind the food, and the fridges down by the bar were very empty with low stocks of everything.

Not sure what was going on as normally they are kept well stocked - I know it was late in the day but have been in the lounge many occasions before at the same sort of time and never had any problem.
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Old Jul 5, 11, 9:02 am
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Pucci,

Is the North Lounge not the Lounge favoured by Elite BAEC Scottish Domestic passengers on 61 Air Fares.... You don't expect them to pay such an extortionate fare and not get to empty the Fridges and Bottles. Old habits die hard.
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Old Jul 5, 11, 9:03 am
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Originally Posted by Flying Doctor View Post
without a G&T beforehand!
"a" as in singular ? obviously for medicinal purposes.

Originally Posted by Flying Doctor View Post
It would just not be right and proper! Champagne is all well and good but a nice G&T just hits the spot!
FD.
agreed. A nice G&T always hits the spot better than any fizz
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Old Jul 5, 11, 10:04 am
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Originally Posted by ComputerCommuter View Post
A nice G&T always hits the spot better than any fizz
I am minded to agree with you but given the choice between Bombay and Slim or a well chilled Champagne - sorry the Champagne won.

It would like being asked to chose between CIHY and a mere male.

I think that is what they young call a "No Brainer". Insitinctive really.

I am willing to be proved wrong in this as it is so unusual.

Still - what is the latest from the Lounges? I like that lounge as the other one is so inconveniently located and not all of us have the right to go and have baths in the CCR!
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Old Jul 5, 11, 10:15 am
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Go South young lady, go south!

Rumour hath it that there is a more civilised clientele in those parts who wouldn't be so uncouth as to deprive a lady of her favourite tipples!

However as I suffer from acrophobia I can't personally vouch for the contents or lack thereof in the South Lounge. Takes me all my time to get up the first escalator and wend my way past the horses.
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Old Jul 5, 11, 10:15 am
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Please forgive my ignorance, but what is "slim?"
Also "blue top" that you mention in the other thread.
Slimline tonic.

Bombay and slim with LIME = perfection!
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Old Jul 5, 11, 10:19 am
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And "Blue Top"?

Any relation of "Red Cap"?
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Old Jul 5, 11, 10:20 am
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Originally Posted by BenSenise View Post
Please forgive my ignorance, but what is "slim?"
Also "blue top" that you mention in the other thread.
Slim can be a reference to "good looking crew" but in this context her magnificence was refereing to Slimline Tonic as seen here:




Now Blue Top is a reference to the Champagne currently on offer at Tesco

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Old Jul 5, 11, 10:26 am
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Thanks, Jimmie76!

So I'm guessing Blue Top is slightly above Blue Nun in the pecking order?
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I knew removing those Irn Bru from the North Lounge fridges 2.5 years ago was the start of a slippery slope!
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Old Jul 5, 11, 11:49 am
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I am shocked.
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