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neonfrog Fri 02-Jun-17 14:57:06

On a day trip last week my DH and I decided to have fish & chips for lunch. I asked for 2 fish & chips please. We had to wait a while for the chips to cook so stood away from the counter until the server called out that our order was ready. When we found a nice place to sit we opened the bag which contained 1 box, that box contained 2 fish and chips, which yes I did ask for but surely it would normally be understood that when I ask for 2 fish & chips I mean 1 fish and 1 portion of chips x 2.

Am I wrong?

We didn't go back and complain, in fact it turned out for the better as i couldn't of eaten any more. Would of been nice to of had my own box though. Thank goodness we weren't in a group, can you imagine what I'd of got had I asked for 7 fish and chips!

hellhasnofurylikeahungrywoman Fri 02-Jun-17 14:59:31

I think "2 fish and chips" could mean exactly what you got so I always ask for "Fish and chips twice please"

Toooldtobearsed Fri 02-Jun-17 14:59:51

Should have asked for 'fish and chips twice please'

Two fish and chips is what you got😊

Treaclespongeandcustard Fri 02-Jun-17 15:00:06

I'm with you op, you weren't being unreasonable smile

Toooldtobearsed Fri 02-Jun-17 15:00:17

Brilliant cross post 😅😅

hazeydays14 Fri 02-Jun-17 15:01:09

I think it's very common for people to share one portion of chips between them. Very uncommon to share one portion of chips between 7.

You weren't wrong but I can see why they served it the way they did. 'Two portions of fish and chips' next time grin

Strokethefurrywall Fri 02-Jun-17 15:04:00

Oh my god it's 9am where I am and I sooooo want fish and chips from a chippy now.... sad

PeaFaceMcgee Fri 02-Jun-17 15:04:38

How do you know you weren't given a larger portion of chips than if you'd ordered single fish & chips? To use separate packaging is a waste.

Strokethefurrywall Fri 02-Jun-17 15:05:35

And they were in the wrong - it's always wrong to not serve 2 portions of chip shop chips, covered in sea salt and vinegar, and wrapped in waxy paper with a wooden fork jabbed in the top, whilst the sharp tang of vinegar hits your nostrils.... <weeps with longing>

neonfrog Fri 02-Jun-17 15:06:14

Well it's national fish and chip day today, so I will definitely be revising what I say.


WhatToDoAboutThis2017 Fri 02-Jun-17 15:07:21

YANBU. Although what you said could technically be construed as what they did, I think you'd find very few people actually wanting two fish and one chips.

They should have clarified with you.

NotEvenListening Fri 02-Jun-17 15:09:33

I would have expected 2 sets of fish and chips. It wouldn't even cross my mind to receive it in one box.

Toooldtobearsed Fri 02-Jun-17 15:09:43

Our local chippy is well known for selling 'whale and chips' (a VERY large fish, not a real whale)

We have fish and chips once, share it between the two of us and the dogs still get the leftovers!

Fish and chips twice would finish us off!

neonfrog Fri 02-Jun-17 15:10:11

Toooldtobearsed - what does cross post mean?

MrsTerryPratchett Fri 02-Jun-17 15:12:34

I definitely thought 2 fish, and chips, not two fish-and-chips.

I always get individual fish for everyone and a shared chips. I'm impressed you can eat a whole chips. And I'm a greedy bastard.

CotswoldStrife Fri 02-Jun-17 15:13:10

We only ever get one portion of chips between two or three of us sometimes it's a large portion though but I would have ordered your meal as two fish, one large portion of chips.

Sunshineandeggshells Fri 02-Jun-17 15:17:15

I would have said "fish and chips twice" but having said that what do you say for three portions? "Fish and chips thrice?"

Didyoumeantobesorude1 Fri 02-Jun-17 15:17:23

You should have said "two fish suppers"

Notalotterywinner Fri 02-Jun-17 15:17:39

Me and DH always have 2 x fish and 1 portion of chips, its normal, you were in the wrong but who cares as you really enjoyed your dinner! omg I am getting Fish and Chips for dinner now I have read this.....

PyongyangKipperbang Fri 02-Jun-17 15:19:03

I worked in a chippy as a teen and I would have checked what you meant.

There is ambiguity there so it falls to the server to confirm whether you wanted 2 fish with chips or 2 x fish and chips. So I would say that the fault isnt yours.

MrsHathaway Fri 02-Jun-17 15:19:10

DH and I went to a chipper in the Highlands once and asked for "fish and chips, and two sausages with chips, please."

We were served three plates:
Fish and chips.
Three sausages with chips.
Three sausages with chips.

DH is a big lad but seriously?

The correct order for the OP is "fish and chips twice".

MrsTerryPratchett Fri 02-Jun-17 15:19:20

I live in forrin land. There is not good fish and chips here. You should all feel very sorry for me. And no good curry.

I can gets sushi <weeps>

Toooldtobearsed Fri 02-Jun-17 15:22:13


Re cross post - simply that i thought i was the first person answering your post, typed my reply and posted, only to find that soemone else had gotton in before me with EXACTLY the same response!

Crinkle77 Fri 02-Jun-17 15:23:13

I would ask for 2 portions of fish & chips but I think what you said is pretty clear.

pictish Fri 02-Jun-17 15:23:13

You should have asked for 2 fish suppers.

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