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Corporate restaurant blagging guide

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I have recently found that some large companies who share their office space with other companies have shared restaurants in relatively non-secure parts of the building. It is possible to walk into these buildings, dressed smartly, and say "I'm visiting [company name]" and be waved through because the receptionist knows that you can't get into any of the office areas of the building without going past one of the companies' reception desks.

However, you are allowed to get into the restaurant, which may be good quality and possible even subsidised. This idea then is for a paper or web-based restaurant guide, with details of nice corporate restaurants which you can get into and accompanying ratings.
hippo, Feb 18 2005

blag http://www.urbandic...efine.php?term=blag
"To gain, usually entrance to a restricted area or club, or some material good, through confidence trickery or cheekiness. Lying is also acceptable." [calum, Feb 18 2005]

(?) Squirt Gun Offenses. http://www.tyma.com...icle.php?storyid=32
Those small crimes and a proposed punishment. [bristolz, Feb 18 2005]

The Art of Blagging http://www.oxfordst.../2003-03-06/focus/2
A bit confusing. [bristolz, Feb 18 2005]

take notes anonymously Meal_20Bag
[benfrost, Feb 18 2005]

Edgar Allen Poe called it "Diddling" http://eserver.org/...s/poe/diddling.html
A short story, c. 1850, "Diddling--Considered as one of the Exact Sciences" [bristolz, Feb 18 2005]


       Sort of a Michelin Guide to (subsidised?) corporate soup houses.
skinflaps, Feb 18 2005

       I'm not so sure that this is a good idea. Whilst I thoroughly approve of the principle, I suspect that such a publication can only serve to put the proprietors on their guard.

Regarding the urban dictionary definition of 'blagging', I would disagree about lying being acceptable. The true art of the blag is in allowing people's perceptions, pre-conceived notions or lack of mental acuity to be used against them to your own benefit without having to resort to an outright lie. Telling fibs is just naughty. Blagging is an art form.
DrBob, Feb 18 2005

       Thought this was a terrorism idea until the second paragraph.
Shz, Feb 18 2005

       Who cares as long as a corporation like **** is paying for my Lobster, butter beans and cheese, gets my vote.
skinflaps, Feb 18 2005

       If you're blagging, then you must be a blaggard. That sounds suspiciously like pirate talk, aye?
robinism, Feb 20 2005

       You could put it online. A blag blog.
jaksplat, Feb 21 2005

       bonus points for getting into HM Treasury in London - their staff restaurant is exceptional.
neilp, Feb 23 2006


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