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Old 08.09.2010, 00:09
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No more social "Wednesday Drinks" at the Zürich HB Market, sorry!

The informal gathering of our customers (many EFers included) around our cheese tent at the HB Speciality market on a Wednesday evening cannot continue unfortunately.

This is not something that I have ever organised or promoted, it sort of grew "organically" and included the wedding of the year (including a piper to help celebrate Switzerlands victory over Spain in the World Cup) but it seems that you lot have been having far too much fun and complaints have been filed with the management of the market from other stall holders and visitors (yeah, right).

We received a registered letter (seriously - of course she could not just ask/tell me last week!) from the manageress advising us that these social gatherings must stop. Why they are telling us, and not you lot who buy the beer from the market bar and stroll over to our tent (how many signs are there telling you that this is forbidden?) I do not know. But I thought I would pass on the notice.

There is nothing to stop you visiting us to buy cheese and have a chat, or visit us at the new Viadukt Market for a chat and a beer of course.

If you do visit the the HB tomorrow (I probably mean today, Wednesday) do please apologise to the magnificent chaps and chapesses who run the bar that you are not allowed to spend copious amounts of your hard earnt, on their amberish beverages anymore.

It was fun whilst it lasted, I'm sure.

End of rant (that's 2 in the last 2 months, maybe it's a sign of old age)
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Old 08.09.2010, 00:25
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Re: No more social "Wednesday Drinks" at the Zürich HB Market, sorry!

how very swiss indeed.
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Old 08.09.2010, 00:28
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Re: No more social "Wednesday Drinks" at the Zürich HB Market, sorry!

Those "other stalls" are just jealous really. Unfortunate.

(Guess we will just have to move it to Thursdays at the Viaduct like we talked about, right Grumpy)?

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Old 08.09.2010, 00:37
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Re: No more social "Wednesday Drinks" at the Zürich HB Market, sorry!

It doesn't seem to be anything to do with the bar operators. They have been happy to serve, and even assist in carrying beers over

Fun while it lasted. I guess that The Federal may gain more custom as a result.
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I guess that The Federal may gain more custom as a result.
... or the bar at the Viadukt, as suggested above.

End of an era, though. I'm quite sad.
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Old 08.09.2010, 08:50
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Re: No more social "Wednesday Drinks" at the Zürich HB Market, sorry!

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End of an era, though. I'm quite sad.
So you should be! The drinking was nearly all your fault anyway
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Old 08.09.2010, 09:11
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Re: No more social "Wednesday Drinks" at the Zürich HB Market, sorry!

Not sure how that could be enforced unless via the Fed who could say you can't wander off with your glass?

How about a gang take their drinks and stand next to another stall and confuse the hell out of the market mgt?
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Re: No more social "Wednesday Drinks" at the Zürich HB Market, sorry!

It brang too much attention on you Grumpy. Imagine the frustration of the others to not be as cool and fun as you are!
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Re: No more social "Wednesday Drinks" at the Zürich HB Market, sorry!

Deny any knowledge of who these revellers are, Grumps. They're all customers buying cheese and roses and bread and strudels with perhaps a plastic beaker of beer in their hands. If they decide to loiter it's surely not your affair.

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Re: No more social "Wednesday Drinks" at the Zürich HB Market, sorry!

Not sure what the management expects now.... fewer customers at your stall at any one time? Customers sans beverage only at your stall? No more than 3 English speakers to congregate at any one time at the HB whilst carrying amber lquid?

How ridiculous.
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Re: No more social "Wednesday Drinks" at the Zürich HB Market, sorry!

How about buying beer and picking a random Swiss stall each week to gather around?
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Re: No more social "Wednesday Drinks" at the Zürich HB Market, sorry!

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How about buying beer and picking a random Swiss stall each week to gather around?

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How about buying beer and picking a random Swiss stall each week to gather around?
You forgot: So that grumpy can lodge a formal complaint with the management
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Re: No more social "Wednesday Drinks" at the Zürich HB Market, sorry!

This letter screams for a flash mob. (Even though this is so 2008... we are always a bit behind here.)
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Re: No more social "Wednesday Drinks" at the Zürich HB Market, sorry!

planthead - that is a brilliant suggestion - then we can leave notice with grumpy on where we will gather - or better yet - he can choose - as it will 'enteusch' whoever is at that stall - he knows them best!!! ef mobbing - i feel 10yrs younger and hipper already!
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Re: No more social "Wednesday Drinks" at the Zürich HB Market, sorry!

People were enjoying themselves.. the Swiss were getting nervous...
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Re: No more social "Wednesday Drinks" at the Zürich HB Market, sorry!

Just move the gathering to the Viadukt. As it's completely new the precedent will be set, not mention giving a bit of a starting boost not only to Grumpy's new venture, but everybody else's as well. Plus it has a purpose built bar. It's only about 10mins by trams 4 or 13 from the HB, or about 5 - 10 mins walk from Hardbrücke.

By the way Grumpy, are you still at the HB in person on Wednesdays? If so what happens to the stall in the Viadukt? or vice versa.
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Re: No more social "Wednesday Drinks" at the Zürich HB Market, sorry!

Whilst I think any social event anywhere for the sake of having a good time on a spontaneous level here is a good thing GG, wasn't it up to you to read the situation better?

Its pretty obvious (to me anyway) that you could have been more assertive given that its your stall. You put this in complaints corner & it seems you are complaining about this happening but if you had advised every so often that the drinkers take a week off from drinking on your stall (possibly after 'the wedding' too) you probably wouldn't have got a complaint.

After all, drinkers I assume have to rest their beer on your stall with your permission and if there is no let up you are (by default) drawing attention to the fact that you were letting it happen.
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Old 08.09.2010, 09:58
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Re: No more social "Wednesday Drinks" at the Zürich HB Market, sorry!

This is most bizzare, bordering on ridiculous.

Its not like we dont give the other stall holders business as well. Some of us do buy from other stalls when we are down there - food, definitely drinks and even flowers. I know the flower stall at the back of the market, has fresh and reasonably priced roses. And whilst I've not been down there every week, I can attest that everyone's really well behaved during the times that I was. Poo.

Sorry about the letter grumpy. I am more indignant that it has to be "registered" versus a quick chat. Some people...

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Whilst I think any social event anywhere for the sake of having a good time on a spontaneous level here is a good thing GG, wasn't it up to you to read the situation better?

Its pretty obvious (to me anyway) that you could have been more assertive given that its your stall. You put this in complaints corner & it seems you are complaining about this happening but if you had advised every so often that the drinkers take a week off from drinking on your stall (possibly after 'the wedding' too) you probably wouldn't have got a complaint.

After all, drinkers I assume have to rest their beer on your stall with your permission and if there is no let up you are (by default) drawing attention to the fact that you were letting it happen.
Dont assume. From what I remember, hardly any beers were rested on his stall and we were mostly gathered at the end, not in anyone's way.

Why not go down there and see for yourself before making such statements?
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Dont assume. From what I remember, hardly any beers were rested on his stall and we were mostly gathered at the end, not in anyone's way.

Why not go down there and see for yourself before making such statements?
I did once! AND bought some cheese...
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