Unapologetic insolence from an aging subversive

Unapologetic insolence from an aging subversive

Friday, 18 April 2014


We have an Aromas franchise just up the road.

Occasionally we wander in for breakfast.

They do a great omelette with all the trimmings for about $17.

Today, of course, was a public holiday, which would attract penalty rates for staff. That was the reason for the 15% surcharge.

The place was buzzing - very few tables available. Most customers were of our vintage, but there were a few Gen Ys present.

Obviously the surcharge hadn't scared them off. It added about $2.50 to our bill. Like everybody else there, we were happy to pay it.

The staff were gainfully employed, the business is doing well. and the customers were voting with their feet.

It puts the lie to the current ideological push for the abolition of penalty rates.


cav said...

Most of the eating places in Tumut are closed, even though the caravan park is full, the motels are full and there are plenty of people wandering about the streets with very few places open.

1735099 said...

That's because Mexicans are too mean to pay the surcharge. Queenslanders are by nature generous.

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