Monday 1 February 2021 by Mark Molloy

Man left red-faced during 20 minute queue for Costa Coffee drive-thru after realising he owns kettle at home


Embarrassed driver queuing for drive-thru coffee remembers he owns a kettle

A man has been left red-faced today after queuing for twenty minutes at a Costa Coffee drive-through, before suddenly realising that he actually owns a kettle at home.

Simon Williams – who also drove 15 minutes to get to the drive-through – realised his embarrassing error just as he was about to pay for the drinks with a crisp £20 note.

Speaking earlier, he told us, “So embarrassing, I feel like a right idiot to be honest with you.

“I got up this morning and just really fancied a nice cup of coffee, you know, to wake me up.

“So I got in my car and drove for fifteen minutes to an industrial estate where I know there is a drive-through Costa, and then I sat there in the queue waiting for my turn.

“There were loads of other people with exactly the same idea, and the car park was also full of people just sat there, drinking a coffee in their car.

“It was only when I got near the front of the queue I remembered, I’ve got a bleeding kettle at home!

“And some coffee too, some really nice stuff because I like my coffee. I could have just had one there.

“What a total idiot. I can’t believe I did it. SO embarrassing.

“I was going to tell everyone else in the queue just in case some of them forgot they had kettles as well, but I just thought, nah, nobody’s that daft, it’s probably just me, so I went home.”

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