Well, it’s weekend again. Which for the rest of the world means having fun, catching up with friends, a few drinks, maybe a braai (BBQ). Generally a great time. To me it means ‘work’. That four-letter word!
Weekends are our busiest time in the pub. Especially Saturdays. During the day, we get all the tourists off the (in)famous Portobello Market. They come in, stroll around the pub gawking at the 150 year old interior and then sit down. The funniest thing is ENGLISH PUBS DON’T DO TABLE SERVICE! So they sit and sit and sit. Now, if we spot them we generally head over and tell them that they need to go to the bar to order. But most times they just sit. Until they get bored with the ‘bad service’. Then they get up and leave. We do try to do table service, but we are too pushed with labour on the weekends. So, if you ever are in the UK in a pub, don’t sit and wait! Get to the bar.
The good thing about the next four weekends is the rugby! The November internationals start this weekend with South Africa playing the Pumas (Argentina), France playing Australia and Wales taking on the mighty Kiwis (New Zealand). My predictions are South Africa, France and NZ all to win! Anyone want to put money on it?
The best part of the November internationals is that in 4 weeks time I am going to see the Boks (South Africa) take on France in Paris! Now that is going to be an experience to blog about!