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Series cast summary:
Julia Bradbury ...
 Herself - Presenter 6 episodes, 2006
Arkin Salih ...
 Customer Services Expert 6 episodes, 2006


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19 July 2006 (UK)  »

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(6 episodes)


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1.78 : 1
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Gladly forgotten by everyone that works in customer service
10 January 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This really was a miracle of television programming. Never before have you sat in front of your TV holding up your middle fingers and shouting "YOU STUPID F***ING C***S!!!!!" so furiously....well I do that regularly to the news. I've started listening radio news now as I find it hard to watch their straight faces go into the next story after I've just gone on a rant about how several people they've just mentioned are pretentious ****holes with no f***ing idea what they're doing. So we come to Are we being served. Where a couple of people and some kids go into restaurants and fast food places assessing the presence of smiles on the faces of the waitresses who are just trying to keep a job and don't have their own TV show or nice houses or an Arga, or that expensive sort of wine you like or any of that middle class bull**** that they hold so dear. This show is just a bi**hy example of how customer service has gone too far. The second the consumer is taken out of their happy smiley fun town of magical wonderment and half cooked crap on a plate that they need to survive they blow off like a spoilt child who's just been given an Aston martin whining they wanted a Ferrari instead. "BUT I WANT IT!!!! GIMME MORE!!!! I DON'T JUST WANT YOUR FOOD I WANT YOUR LOOOOOVEEE!!!!" I refer you to Kevin Smith's classic film "Clerks" - just because they serve you doesn't mean they like you. I admit I think reality television is the scum of the broadcasting industry and the sooner its killed in a prison brawl and left for dead in a pool of its own blood, while being p***ed on by its former inmates the better; so this isn't my thing - but seriously this show was detrimental to society. The BBC is meant to serve the public good and "sustain civil society" but this piece of bi***y filth was about as far from its remit as anything dares to dream. A bunch of people go into restaurants and b**ch and moan behind people's backs about how everything's not perfect so it must be s**t. This is how far things have gone, the notion of customer service and the smiling staff member who's struggling under the pressure of not screwing up or making the customer make any complaint about anything has gone too far. The customers are f***ing mollycoddled into thinking that they've always got to have their own way YOU GOT YOUR FOOD NOW EAT IT AND BE GRATEFUL OR F**K OFF!!! S**t like this has actually done damage, you see endless b****ing in customers nowadays, just f***ing bullying people who don't wanna be there. Do you have to look happy in your f***ing office? Do you have people staring at you all day and the second your lips turn downward yell "RIGHT YOU'RE FIRED!!!" No, you don't, now stop complaining and go live your life you stupid f***ing c***!!! ah, now I feel better. I'm so glad this show is no longer on the air, its spirit remains in chat shows across the schedule and the sooner people realise that waitresses and cashiers don't have to like you the better. Why would they like you if you're just gonna stab them in the back on national television? Its a f***ing disgrace that the BBC ever let s**t like this out on the air. They apologised for bad language broadcast before the watershed in Live earth in 2007, they apologised thousands of times for the Jonathan Ross and Russell Brand phone Andrew Sachs thing (alright already, he said f**k and Andrew Sachs accepted the apology, what's the big f***ing deal?) they apologised for accidentally broadcasting Christian Bale's terminator rant early in the morning uncensored Where's my apology for this cultural turd?

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