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Getting a bit fed up with modern trends.  For example using QR codes for menus in restaurants etc.  Was in Manchester Airport recently.  Had some English cash I wanted to spend before coming back to  the EIRE.  Was hungry. So decided to have a meal and a pint at the airport. and get rid of cash,. Perfect.

Sat down.  Called waitress over . Can I have a menu please?  Was informed I have to use the qr code to see the menu.  Then when I decided what I wanted told her.  ''Oh no I can't take your order you have to download an app and order on that''. I told her I want to pay cash.  ''We dont accept cash''. f**k sake.  So download said app and the thing wouldnt work to take my payment for some reason.

So then had to tell the waitress the app isnt taking payment she informs me she doesnt know what to do.  So calls the manager over. 

f**k that sh*te.  Just take my order FFS and let me pay however the f**k I want.Angry

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Originally posted by Trap junior Trap junior wrote:

Getting a bit fed up with modern trends.  For example using QR codes for menus in restaurants etc.  Was in Manchester Airport recently.  Had some English cash I wanted to spend before coming back to  the EIRE.  Was hungry. So decided to have a meal and a pint at the airport. and get rid of cash,. Perfect.

Sat down.  Called waitress over . Can I have a menu please?  Was informed I have to use the qr code to see the menu.  Then when I decided what I wanted told her.  ''Oh no I can't take your order you have to download an app and order on that''. I told her I want to pay cash.  ''We dont accept cash''. f**k sake.  So download said app and the thing wouldnt work to take my payment for some reason.

So then had to tell the waitress the app isnt taking payment she informs me she doesnt know what to do.  So calls the manager over. 

f**k that sh*te.  Just take my order FFS and let me pay however the f**k I want.Angry

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These systems were introduced due to a thing called Covid - You may be familiar with it...!
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Originally posted by Borussia Borussia wrote:

Originally posted by Trap junior Trap junior wrote:

Getting a bit fed up with modern trends.  For example using QR codes for menus in restaurants etc.  Was in Manchester Airport recently.  Had some English cash I wanted to spend before coming back to  the EIRE.  Was hungry. So decided to have a meal and a pint at the airport. and get rid of cash,. Perfect.

Sat down.  Called waitress over . Can I have a menu please?  Was informed I have to use the qr code to see the menu.  Then when I decided what I wanted told her.  ''Oh no I can't take your order you have to download an app and order on that''. I told her I want to pay cash.  ''We dont accept cash''. f**k sake.  So download said app and the thing wouldnt work to take my payment for some reason.

So then had to tell the waitress the app isnt taking payment she informs me she doesnt know what to do.  So calls the manager over. 

f**k that sh*te.  Just take my order FFS and let me pay however the f**k I want.Angry

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These systems were introduced due to a thing called Covid - You may be familiar with it...!


Load of bollox.  Its money saving for businesses.  Less printing costs, less staff costs etc..  Even the season tickets are no more.  A poxy code on your phone and half the stadium have problems getting in with it.


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Originally posted by Trap junior Trap junior wrote:

Originally posted by Borussia Borussia wrote:

Originally posted by Trap junior Trap junior wrote:

Getting a bit fed up with modern trends.  For example using QR codes for menus in restaurants etc.  Was in Manchester Airport recently.  Had some English cash I wanted to spend before coming back to  the EIRE.  Was hungry. So decided to have a meal and a pint at the airport. and get rid of cash,. Perfect.

Sat down.  Called waitress over . Can I have a menu please?  Was informed I have to use the qr code to see the menu.  Then when I decided what I wanted told her.  ''Oh no I can't take your order you have to download an app and order on that''. I told her I want to pay cash.  ''We dont accept cash''. f**k sake.  So download said app and the thing wouldnt work to take my payment for some reason.

So then had to tell the waitress the app isnt taking payment she informs me she doesnt know what to do.  So calls the manager over. 

f**k that sh*te.  Just take my order FFS and let me pay however the f**k I want.Angry

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These systems were introduced due to a thing called Covid - You may be familiar with it...!


Load of bollox.  Its money saving for businesses.  Less printing costs, less staff costs etc..  Even the season tickets are no more.  A poxy code on your phone and half the stadium have problems getting in with it.


Fair enough - I guess you know more than my friends who work in hospitality. 
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Originally posted by Borussia Borussia wrote:

Originally posted by Trap junior Trap junior wrote:

Getting a bit fed up with modern trends.  For example using QR codes for menus in restaurants etc.  Was in Manchester Airport recently.  Had some English cash I wanted to spend before coming back to  the EIRE.  Was hungry. So decided to have a meal and a pint at the airport. and get rid of cash,. Perfect.

Sat down.  Called waitress over . Can I have a menu please?  Was informed I have to use the qr code to see the menu.  Then when I decided what I wanted told her.  ''Oh no I can't take your order you have to download an app and order on that''. I told her I want to pay cash.  ''We dont accept cash''. f**k sake.  So download said app and the thing wouldnt work to take my payment for some reason.

So then had to tell the waitress the app isnt taking payment she informs me she doesnt know what to do.  So calls the manager over. 

f**k that sh*te.  Just take my order FFS and let me pay however the f**k I want.Angry

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These systems were introduced due to a thing called Covid - You may be familiar with it...!

So they will get rid now then I take it?
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Originally posted by Borussia Borussia wrote:

Originally posted by Trap junior Trap junior wrote:

Originally posted by Borussia Borussia wrote:

Originally posted by Trap junior Trap junior wrote:

Getting a bit fed up with modern trends.  For example using QR codes for menus in restaurants etc.  Was in Manchester Airport recently.  Had some English cash I wanted to spend before coming back to  the EIRE.  Was hungry. So decided to have a meal and a pint at the airport. and get rid of cash,. Perfect.

Sat down.  Called waitress over . Can I have a menu please?  Was informed I have to use the qr code to see the menu.  Then when I decided what I wanted told her.  ''Oh no I can't take your order you have to download an app and order on that''. I told her I want to pay cash.  ''We dont accept cash''. f**k sake.  So download said app and the thing wouldnt work to take my payment for some reason.

So then had to tell the waitress the app isnt taking payment she informs me she doesnt know what to do.  So calls the manager over. 

f**k that sh*te.  Just take my order FFS and let me pay however the f**k I want.Angry

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These systems were introduced due to a thing called Covid - You may be familiar with it...!


Load of bollox.  Its money saving for businesses.  Less printing costs, less staff costs etc..  Even the season tickets are no more.  A poxy code on your phone and half the stadium have problems getting in with it.


Fair enough - I guess you know more than my friends who work in hospitality. 


So its for covid but said establishments have no problem cramming people in with no social distancing?
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To be fair the QR for menu isn't the end of the world but the craic of having to order and then not accepting cash is OTT. 
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Technology is supposed to make things more convenient but some of this sh*te is anything but convenient.  Is it more convenient to pick up a menu and read it or have to open up a QR scanner and download a menu?  Then there can be wifi issues. If you are in America for example and the wifi is dodgy you have to use your roaming data which costs a fortune.

As I said season tickets are all on your phone now.  I prefer a card.  Making day trips from the Riviera here to Lansdowne.  Your battery can run low.  HAlf the stadium couldnt even get them to work at the last game.  Big long queues to get in with the delays.
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Originally posted by Badgersboys9 Badgersboys9 wrote:

Originally posted by Borussia Borussia wrote:

Originally posted by Trap junior Trap junior wrote:

Getting a bit fed up with modern trends.  For example using QR codes for menus in restaurants etc.  Was in Manchester Airport recently.  Had some English cash I wanted to spend before coming back to  the EIRE.  Was hungry. So decided to have a meal and a pint at the airport. and get rid of cash,. Perfect.

Sat down.  Called waitress over . Can I have a menu please?  Was informed I have to use the qr code to see the menu.  Then when I decided what I wanted told her.  ''Oh no I can't take your order you have to download an app and order on that''. I told her I want to pay cash.  ''We dont accept cash''. f**k sake.  So download said app and the thing wouldnt work to take my payment for some reason.

So then had to tell the waitress the app isnt taking payment she informs me she doesnt know what to do.  So calls the manager over. 

f**k that sh*te.  Just take my order FFS and let me pay however the f**k I want.Angry

90s take me back.

These systems were introduced due to a thing called Covid - You may be familiar with it...!

So they will get rid now then I take it?

Some will, some won't. Been a mixed bag in places I've been into. 
Some will keep it as they see it as a money save, some will get rid of it as their brand/establishment is based around personal service.
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Originally posted by Deane Deane wrote:

To be fair the QR for menu isn't the end of the world but the craic of having to order and then not accepting cash is OTT. 

The UK is definitely moving this way in certain areas, rightly or wrongly. Some racecourses are now no longer accepting cash (on course bookies the only place to use cash)
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Originally posted by Borussia Borussia wrote:

Originally posted by Badgersboys9 Badgersboys9 wrote:

Originally posted by Borussia Borussia wrote:

Originally posted by Trap junior Trap junior wrote:

Getting a bit fed up with modern trends.  For example using QR codes for menus in restaurants etc.  Was in Manchester Airport recently.  Had some English cash I wanted to spend before coming back to  the EIRE.  Was hungry. So decided to have a meal and a pint at the airport. and get rid of cash,. Perfect.

Sat down.  Called waitress over . Can I have a menu please?  Was informed I have to use the qr code to see the menu.  Then when I decided what I wanted told her.  ''Oh no I can't take your order you have to download an app and order on that''. I told her I want to pay cash.  ''We dont accept cash''. f**k sake.  So download said app and the thing wouldnt work to take my payment for some reason.

So then had to tell the waitress the app isnt taking payment she informs me she doesnt know what to do.  So calls the manager over. 

f**k that sh*te.  Just take my order FFS and let me pay however the f**k I want.Angry

90s take me back.

These systems were introduced due to a thing called Covid - You may be familiar with it...!

So they will get rid now then I take it?

Some will, some won't. Been a mixed bag in places I've been into. 
Some will keep it as they see it as a money save, some will get rid of it as their brand/establishment is based around personal service.


So you are agreeing with me now after arguing it was for covid safetyConfused
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Originally posted by Trap junior Trap junior wrote:

Originally posted by Borussia Borussia wrote:

Originally posted by Badgersboys9 Badgersboys9 wrote:

Originally posted by Borussia Borussia wrote:

Originally posted by Trap junior Trap junior wrote:

Getting a bit fed up with modern trends.  For example using QR codes for menus in restaurants etc.  Was in Manchester Airport recently.  Had some English cash I wanted to spend before coming back to  the EIRE.  Was hungry. So decided to have a meal and a pint at the airport. and get rid of cash,. Perfect.

Sat down.  Called waitress over . Can I have a menu please?  Was informed I have to use the qr code to see the menu.  Then when I decided what I wanted told her.  ''Oh no I can't take your order you have to download an app and order on that''. I told her I want to pay cash.  ''We dont accept cash''. f**k sake.  So download said app and the thing wouldnt work to take my payment for some reason.

So then had to tell the waitress the app isnt taking payment she informs me she doesnt know what to do.  So calls the manager over. 

f**k that sh*te.  Just take my order FFS and let me pay however the f**k I want.Angry

90s take me back.

These systems were introduced due to a thing called Covid - You may be familiar with it...!

So they will get rid now then I take it?

Some will, some won't. Been a mixed bag in places I've been into. 
Some will keep it as they see it as a money save, some will get rid of it as their brand/establishment is based around personal service.


So you are agreeing with me now after arguing it was for covid safetyConfused

No, my original statement was:

"These systems were introduced due to a thing called Covid - You may be familiar with it...!"

That's past tense - I was explaining where there came from/why they were introduced and that they weren't really a "trend"


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I’ve never felt particularly comfortable with the retort of “just do it on your phone”, or “just use the app”. Or when people express a good idea but it is contingent on having functional and up to specification device.

If smart phones can ultimately become as affordable as more primitive models were, and can endure in the same way, and as technology becomes more and more relevant, it will become much easier to use apps, QR codes etc.
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If you think this is annoying, wait until the AI killer robots are running the show 
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Would have just walked out tbh.

Its not a Covid thing either, been around well before it.
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a load of places in london no longer accept cash. tbh i rarely use it so it doesn't bother me.
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Originally posted by colemanY2K colemanY2K wrote:

a load of places in london no longer accept cash. tbh i rarely use it so it doesn't bother me.


Cash isn't a problem, most people pay with cards or Android/Apple Pay but faffing about having to scan and download menus through QR codes and/or ordering and paying through an app is a joke.

The few places I've experienced this the waiters spend more time running around explaining to people what they have to do than if they had just had a physical menu at the tables and took orders on their own POS tablets / smartphones. 
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