A milkman says he has been hit by complaints from customers that milk left on doorsteps was not cold enough in the mornings despite the sweltering UK heatwave.
Craig, 36, from Wigan, said such complaints will not be entertained when he 'can't control the weather', Liverpool Echo reports.
However, because he's a 'nice bloke' he provided advice to moaning customers on how to try combat the issue.
He posted a message on social media with some top tips on how to keep milk cool.
Craig, who chose not to reveal his surname, said to Liverpool Echo: "The milk wasn't hot. It just wasn't cold enough. I get all sorts of complaints all year round so it's nothing new.
"From 'my eggs are wet' when it's raining to 'the bread is hard' when it's minus two degrees."
Craig's message to this customers included advice on how to keep the milk cold while it was on the doorstep.
He also posted photographs of the measures that have been taken by some of his customers.
The message read: "I can't control the weather folks.
"So ringing me up to make an official complaint that your milk "wasn't cold enough" when you took it in at 9am this morning will not be entertained.
Craig posted a message on social media with some top tips on how to keep milk cool
"It's 4 million degrees outside, it was still 1 million degrees at 4am this morning, every fan in the country has been bought, nobody can sleep, the sales of ice pops are at an all time high, and the tarmac is melting.
"However, because I'm a nice bloke and it seems common sense has been lost during this heatwave, so here are my top 3 tips.
"1. Change to glass. It stays colder for longer in a glass bottle (I have no scientific proof of this, but when I'm handling the bottles in a morning the glass bottles always feel colder than the plastic).
"2. Dig out that cool box you stuffed under the stairs and stick by the front door, then go and have a rummage in the bottom drawer of your freezer behind the frozen peas and that piece of chicken you threw in there 4 years ago and grab them ice packs………. put 2 and 2 together and hey presto.
"3. If you've not got a cool box…….. find an old vase/tub/container and half fill it with water. I'll stand your full bottle in it when I get there.
"I've added some pics in case people get confused. These pics are from customers houses that put them out year after year. I don't ask them to do it, they just appear because "ITS WARM". So naturally I put their order inside.
"Do not put your empties in the coolbox/container or bottle carriers, stand them on the floor please.
"Sorry if this comes across a bit rude but this is the second "complaint" I've had this week regarding "the weather". The 1st lady complained I was leaving her milk in the sun. Its dark people when I'm delivering the milk, the sun isn't up."
The warm spell is set to last this week although some rain is predicted for Saturday.