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“I was sitting having a coffee when there was a really loud shout,” said a customer at Costa Coffee in Didsbury, Manchester, England. “At first I thought it was just someone messing about, but then I heard some massive bangs. It sounded like shots were being fired.” People panicked, and one man dove out of the front window of the café, breaking his arm in the process. “When I looked round I could only see his feet hanging from the window,” another witness said. “He was climbing out head first.” When a friend of a customer came up the stairs, people realized what had happened: a group of school children had thrown trays on the floor. “Our store team worked closely with the Greater Manchester Police regarding this unfortunate incident,” Costa Coffee said in a statement. “We wish the gentleman involved a speedy recovery.” (MS/Manchester Evening News) ...That’s not what most people mean when they say they’re going to get coffee and “hang out for a while.”
Original Publication Date: 19 June 2016
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 22.

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