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To think we shouldn't have been questioned about our method of transport

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Johnmenses Fri 30-Oct-20 19:28:08

I'd booked a meal tonight in a tier 2 restaurant. One bubble. This was clarified when I'd phoned earlier in week.

We arrived in 4 cars for various reasons.

The Front of house politely questioned how we could come 4 cars and still be in one bubble. confused

I have utmost of respect for the work hospitality staff do (I work similarly) but it's not their role to police our journeys.

AIBU?

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Twickerhun Fri 30-Oct-20 19:33:03

They could get a massive fine if they get things wrong. I can’t say I blame them for enquiring

CarrotCakeSupprise Fri 30-Oct-20 19:34:08

They politely checked that you weren't breaking the law - I can't see why you would have a problem with that.

Wannakisstheteacher Fri 30-Oct-20 19:34:41

They were right to ask. One bubble, four cars just absolutely screams piss take tbh.

fairynick Fri 30-Oct-20 19:35:59

Yeah tbf they’re having to work in a customer facing role during a global pandemic, don’t blame them for getting arsey at groups showing up in four cars.

EhUp Fri 30-Oct-20 19:36:14

You can't deny that one 'household' travelling somewhere in 4 separate cars is very unusual/odd so I can totally see how they might think you were bullshitting about being a household bubble!

thecatsthecats Fri 30-Oct-20 19:36:20

Police!? You mean asking a reasonable question?

I have had to covid secure a work premises. The requirements are onerous and we bear the legal responsibility for getting them right. Too right I'm going to ensure staff and visitors stick to them.

movingonup20 Fri 30-Oct-20 19:37:22

They get into trouble if they accept you and you aren't a bubble. Even in normal times having more than 2 cars for a table of 6 in the complimentary car park is taking the micky unless it's vast because it means other customers with one car are likely not to get a space!

Johnmenses Fri 30-Oct-20 19:37:52

But if they are confirming over the phone on booking that yiu are a household, then surely that is enough confirmation?

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Noodledoodledoo Fri 30-Oct-20 19:39:03

£10,000 fine would make me ask the question as well.

FourEyesGood Fri 30-Oct-20 19:39:19

YABU. Arriving in 4 cars looks suspicious and you even said they asked politely. What’s the issue? They’re trying to look after the health of their staff and other customers.

SallyTheSloth Fri 30-Oct-20 19:39:55

I thought a support bubble can only have up to 3 adults (the adult living alone + another adult/couple) and a single household is pretty unlikely to have 4 adults in it so I can see why they asked.

Happygogoat Fri 30-Oct-20 19:40:19

Valid question (if asked politely) really, 1 bubble 4 cars does seem a little...hmm

halcyondays Fri 30-Oct-20 19:40:55

Yabu

Grobagsforever Fri 30-Oct-20 19:42:19

YANBU

People are turning into mini Stasis

Thinkingg Fri 30-Oct-20 19:42:26

I'm with the restaurant. It's a bit unusual for a bubble to have 4 adults, let alone for all adults to all arrive from separate places in their own car.

EmmaGrundyForPM Fri 30-Oct-20 19:42:52

SallyTheSloth

I thought a support bubble can only have up to 3 adults (the adult living alone + another adult/couple) and a single household is pretty unlikely to have 4 adults in it so I can see why they asked.

I dont think that's the case. My elderly mother Iives alone and is in our support bubble. Our household comprises me, Dh and our 23 year old son.

OP, they are just doing their job. YABU

Lovely1a2b3c Fri 30-Oct-20 19:43:19

Honestly I think most people would assume that the four cars would come from at least three households so I don't think it's odd for them to ask and it's obviously their legal duty to do so at the moment.

DaphneFanshaw Fri 30-Oct-20 19:43:32

They’re just doing what they think is right in a difficult situation.
They asked you politely what they had already checked when you made the booking so that they could be sure and covered their own backs.
And as far as I can see from your op they didn’t toss you in to the street whipping you, throwing poo at you whilst chanting shame, shame, shame. It just doesn’t seem like something I would get worked up over.

AntiHop Fri 30-Oct-20 19:43:37

SallyTheSloth

I thought a support bubble can only have up to 3 adults (the adult living alone + another adult/couple) and a single household is pretty unlikely to have 4 adults in it so I can see why they asked.

Exactly.

cautiouscovidity Fri 30-Oct-20 19:43:50

Assuming you're in England, a bubble can only contain happen for a single adult joining one other household. Therefore it's highly unusual for such a set up to consist of 4 or more adults that could each arrive independently (unless two were older teens / young adults that are old enough to drive but still living at home?).

CokeEnStock Fri 30-Oct-20 19:44:21

How can one household need 4 cars?

Reallybadidea Fri 30-Oct-20 19:44:48

Sounds like a perfectly reasonable question to me.

Aragog Fri 30-Oct-20 19:45:20

I thought a support bubble can only have up to 3 adults

A support bubble can be more than 3. A single adult household can bubble with another household, regardless of the number of adults in the second household.
There second household may have more than two adults in it, for example a flat share or adult (18+) children.

GirlCrush Fri 30-Oct-20 19:46:30

People really aren’t liking staff asking questions are they?

Customers need to learn staff matter too and it’s not ok to try and bend rules

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