Sunday, March 18, 2012

Service at the Old Entomologist

Much faster after we noticed the architect's blunder and turned the bar through 90°.

SMUTDATED with bonus playing-field irregularity inspired by AK's comment.

Background: The New Zealand Rugby Union is accused of favouritism toward the Otago Rugby team -- disadvantaging other teams -- after the Otago team managed to lose a few $million in the middle of the World Cup rugby boom and went tits-up into receivership.

At Riddled we do not rate for the literal use of figures of speech, for throwing-under-bus-related activities are traumatic for the drivers and lead to delays on the #1 route when some of us might be trying to get home from the pub.

12 comments:

Trevor said...

I see your point there

Trevor said...

But I'm still not sure why the guy with the ridiculously large false nose is looking suspiciously inside it. Does he think maybe mice are nesting in there?

Another Kiwi said...

It never was a level playing feild.

mikey said...

Well, good progress was clearly made, but just for grins let me make a few more suggestions.

First, just placing random Pheasant Legs and baked potatoes here and there on the bar does not constitute "bar snacks". Think peanuts and tortilla chips, or at the very least put the food on plates. Trust me on this, people will just be more comfortable.

Next, those other service items? You see them there on the left, the teapot, the cookies, the cake server n shit? Yeah, that stuff. You can move that over to the bar - if you could actually, you know, SERVE these things you could add them to the bar tab...

Another Kiwi said...

You don't think it will compromise the Rustic nature of the OE, Mikey?
There a reputation for unfriendliness to maintain.

mikey said...

Sure, but efficiency is the greatest expression of customer abuse.

"I'll just close this ticket now. Thank you for contacting mikey support"....

Substance McGravitas said...

It is not a level playing field.

I endorse Rugbycross.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

A reliable architect wouldn't even work on a structure where the perspective is so out of whack.

Another Kiwi said...

Sir, the architect we contracted was the finest available in the Old Entomologist on "Choanocyte diversity in Porifera and all you can eat bread pudding night", Sir.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

I am positive of that.

M. Bouffant said...

Not a bar, mikey. They are playing foodball, or air hokey (Typos?).

Probably foodball. The pheasant leg is used 'cause it slides farther. (Greasy buggers, pheasants.)

Smut Clyde said...

M. Bouffant has it. The photograph in fact shows the shuffleboard table at the Big Time brewpub in Seattle. This is in 2003, one evening after a session of the ICVS conference. Eriko Miyahara is about to climb onto the table and start dancing, and it will fall to me to talk her down again before the frat boys turn aggro. I am the one drinking the Old Sol wheatwine from the big glass and wondering what has happened to the vertical hold.