London.pm Meeting - April 4th
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Tue Mar 27 17:55:29 BST 2007
After hearing there are 728 people subscribed to this mailing list, and
seeing Ovid's solicitation. I would like to amend my offer to intoxicate (
i.e. buy a round for) only the first 20 meeting participants. :-)
On 3/27/07, Simon Wistow <simon at thegestalt.org> wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 27, 2007 at 05:38:00PM +0200, Richard Foley said:
> > Excuse me?
> > They want to charge you for the privilige of buying beer from them...?!
> They want to charge for reserving space. Quite a few pubs do - if they
> reserve the space and no-one turns up then they lose money obviously.
> or, alternatively, if we say there are 30 people who are going to turn
> up and they bring in extra staff to cover and we don't turn up then
> they're out of pocket.
> The alternative is that we just turn up and colonise an area but I'm
> loathe to do that because it often leads to a fragmented meeting which
> is bad. Also, and this from the point of view of a habitual ex
> bar-tender, if you're expecting a nice quiet Thursday night and there's
> just the two of you behind the bar and suddenly 20-40 thirsty mongers
> turn up it turns out to be a bit of a mare.
> A couple of places have charged us deposits (only very, very rarely
> though) which has its own complications but is slightly more amenable.
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