When confronted with complaints about “hot milk,” the milkman answers, “I can’t control the weather.”
DURING THE WARMEST WEEK OF THE YEAR IN THE UK, a HELPLESS milkman is fed up with residents complaining about “hot milk.”
People have been calling Craig, who prefers not to reveal his surname, this week to complain about the temperature of the milk he brought. However, temperatures in most of the country have soared beyond 30°C this week as Britain basks in a splendid summer.
People, I have no control over the weather… So calling me to complain that your milk “wasn’t cold enough” isn’t going to work.
Craig works as a milkman.
Craig, 36, has cautioned that milk left on doorsteps would automatically warm up as a result, even if he starts his round at 4 a.m.
“I can’t control the weather folks,” reads a note spotted by Liverpool Echo.
“So calling me to complain that your milk was “not cold enough” when you brought it in at 9 a.m. today will not be entertained.
“It’s 4 million degrees outside; it was 1 million degrees at 4 a.m. this morning; every fan in the country has been purchased; nobody can sleep; ice pop sales are at an all-time high; and the Tarmac is melting.
“During this heat wave, it appears that common sense has been lost.”
“I receive all kinds of complaints all year long, so it’s nothing new,” the milkman added.
“When it’s raining, my eggs are wet, and when it’s minus two degrees, the bread is hard.
“However, I apologize if this comes out as disrespectful, but this is the second ‘complaint’ I’ve received this week about ‘the weather.’ The first lady protested that I was wasting her milk by leaving it out in the sun. It’s dark, people; the sun isn’t up when I deliver the milk.”
Craig, of Wigan, Greater Manchester, has given clients some tips on how to keep the dairy cool.
Using glass containers rather than plastic containers is one of the suggestions.
Craig’s suggestions include:
The mild weather is expected to last into the weekend in certain areas.
On Saturday, though, rain is expected in the south of England.