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Lunchtime Drinking

Bromley usually features market researchers wielding clipboards, and I generally give them a wide berth, but today one caught me off my guard and I responded before I had time to process that this wasn't just someone asking for directions.

I'm glad, though, because they wanted my opinions on GIN AND TONIC.

Now, I have lots of opinions on gin and tonic, which I am happy to dish out for free on every occasion, so this was a novelty.

We repaired to the bar at the Churchill Theatre, where I answered questions about my drinking habits and preferred brands, tasted samples of mystery tonic #1 (ugh) and mystery tonic #2 (very nice), and was sent on my way with a fiver.

The researcher said there was gin in the samples, but I couldn't taste it. I was pretty happy afterwards, though.


rofl again
Neat! Getting paid to get drunk, it hardly gets better than that. :D

I always walk right past these marketers, just so I can practice saying "no" to them. I might not do it if alcohol was promised, but the ones we get are invariably with charitable (or "charitable" organizations). Occasionally – rarely – it's even ones you've heard of before.
I don't like the 'chuggers' - charity muggers - and there are lots of those in Bromley too. I really dislike the way they get into your personal space - some of them even offer to hug you. NO.
Wow, really? Urgh. x.x

I think that's a situation where a quick karate chop is appropriate!
Karate chop? That's easy for her to do..... she's a black belt! :)
Pretty sure I could plead self-defence on that one!
Yep! :)
You can't go wrong with getting paid to drink..... as long as it isn't light beer or Guinness. ;)
Yeah, I might have turned those down, free or not!
Good thing I'm not the only one that doesn't like Guinness. That means we don't have any Irish ancestry. XP

I do have an English great-great-grandfather. However, that's all I know.
Apparently it tastes nicer in Ireland! One day I'll find out.
You're much closer to Ireland than I am. You can actually go on a ferry from Liverpool to Dublin. Road trip! :)
Yes, it's ridiculous that I've never been - roads are supposed to be good over there.
They still drive on the left there. :)