btw no real Ninjas were hurt in this re-creation
There were lots of angry people in Cygnet today and most were from out of town, from all over the state, the mainland and overseas.
They’ve come down our way to spend their hard earned and for several, driving around fruitlessly seeking sustenance between destinations. They’ve discovered that rural Tassie, as far as eating establishments are concerned, is not open for business.
Over the holiday period, there’s an expectation from many of them that places will be open for them to get a drink and a bite to eat. Not an unreal expectation I think but one that is becoming harder to realise.
The sad thing is that these same people might reconsider making
a holiday destination in the future.
For the past four years I’ve proposed that all the food vendors in Cygnet let the organisers of the Folk Festival know what time they’ll be staying open until so punters can organise themselves in conjunction with the festival program.
Every year as we pack up our food tent and the café we have been met with hostility from some people who are angry about the lack of catering at the event. To date this initiative has not been taken up mainly as I am told, because of lack of space in the program. OK.
But back to the angry people. One bloke today came through the door, clearly exasperated and asked if we were doing take away food. I explained we had shut the kitchen and still had a full dining room with people still finishing their lunches so there wasn’t even a seat available to his party of eight.
He then launched into a tirade against food providers in the town, the Channel area and the
in general before
demanding where he could get something to eat. As he went on, all the while not
bothering to look me in the eye or happy with my answers other people came to
the door and I had to excuse myself from him to let them know I’ll be with them
shortly but he just pushed through them angrily into the street. The latter
people to the door however were disappointed but gracious and understanding of
the situation and resolved with a smile to book a table in the future. Huon
Those people restored my smile for the day.
Anyways have a lovely New Year everyone and remember:
‘Friends don’t let friends rock up to restaurants Angry”