Loyal customers have gathered around a Rochdale café after a hungry customer left a bizarre angry note.
Catherine’s, in the Nordics, opened two hours later than usual on Saturday morning (October 9), while owner Catherine Laycock went on the flu.
Customers were told about the later opening hours on Facebook the day before – but a disgruntled bacon butty fan did not get the message.
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And after going to Catherine’s for breakfast from their Durnford Close home – just a quarter of a mile from the Edenfield Road Café – they were not impressed.
In a handwritten note left to Catherine’s team, all in capital letters, the customer wrote: “It is absolutely disgusting that this café is not open on time.
“I’m come all the way from Durnford Close for a bacon butt.
“Well, you can push it up in your ***.
“I’m going to Wildblood from now on.”
Catherine shared the note on her café’s Facebook page after finding it when she returned from the flu jab.
On the Facebook post, she wrote: “Everyone got a sure shot of the flu … a little dot at 10am and received this from someone else on arrival at the cafe … insane.”
After sharing the note online, Catherine’s was overwhelmed by heartwarming comments from customers who came to the café’s support.
One person wrote: “Omg they seriously need to get over themselves! Shameless just rude!”
Another said: “Anger management needed for this plonker, I do not hope they were suffocated by their baconbap.”
A third customer wrote: “What a sad sack. A customer you should be so happy to be free of.
“You’re doing a good job, we love calling in for a cup of coffee. Making my blood boil some people’s bloody selfishness.”
Another added: “I love how they remembered to bring a piece and paper! But left patience and manners at home.”
“Still … if that’s all you have to worry about, life must be pretty good,” one customer wrote.
“Head high, beautiful smiles on your beautiful faces, and continue with your excellent food and even more excellent service,” said another.
“Small, insignificant, small people like these do nothing. At least you are safer now, not only for yourself, but for your loyal, happy customers.
“And let’s face it, a bacon butty is not going to affect your bank account.”
After receiving good wishes from her customers, Catherine thanked them for their warm words.
In a later Facebook post Saturday night, she wrote, “I’m a half full glass girl, thank you for your love and support, and if I can turn this bad press around, I will.”
Catherine’s was contacted for comment.
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