A HOMELESS man has returned a coffee that was given to him by someone exploiting Waitrose’s free drinks offer.
Rough sleeper Tom Booker accepted the coffee from a stranger in good faith, not realising she was abusing the supermarket’s offer of free hot drinks for store card holders.
He said: “It gets pretty cold sleeping in this underpass so I gratefully accepted the take-out cappucino from the nice posh lady.
“I was just about to take a sip when my friend Tony mentioned that she gets them from Waitrose for free and just walks out, which is a clear breach of the core principle of the store’s generous drinks offer.
“Naturally I returned it to my nearest store. Everybody there stared at me, I think admiringly.”
He added: “I have to defend Waitrose because without it there would be nothing for people like me to dream of.”