Date: Fri, 27 Oct 00 15:43:41 GMT
From: (Andrew Stephenson)
Subject: Re: Looking for service manuals

In article <8tbrb1$eag$> "JoeBeets" writes: > > No, we use cups for tea. > > -- > > Andrew Stephenson > > Well that's definitely a better way to do it. > > So it's not common there to stop at a 7-Eleven on the way to > work, say, and buy a huge styrofoam container of coffee to > accompany you on your drive? Can't speak for most of the UK population because (thank God) I don't have to get bogged down in that commuting hell every day. But I believe some people do grab something along the way. Our fuel stations often sell machine coffee (some of it spectacularly horrible <g>). The biggest obstacle, AFAIK, would be that the UK mindset does not feature the kind of drink-as-you-drive habit and technology found in countries where long distance motoring is commonplace (eg the USA). Here, one gets too much involved in speed changes, junctions, traffic lights, all crowded together. During a visit to California in 1999, I bought one of those mugs with a lid (like in Star Trek but without the stylish Federation logo <g>) and have found it handy; but I haven't seen any like it on sale here. (Maybe I go to the wrong shops, though.) OTOH, there is a long tradition of taking a vacuum flask filled with coffee/tea with you, plus a collection of milk, sugar etc, to be drunk at leisure during a break in the journey. Comes to much the same thing, allowing for differences in road patterns. -- Andrew Stephenson

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