15 February 2011

Yet another gov't propaganda FAIL!

Since the Libertines Pub officially endorsed Stag's Head closed down with zero notice last December, dozens of lonely souls wandered off the Hart Avenue like a mini zombie outbreak, including yours truly. As much as we'd like to believe that the Stag's closed down because we had stopped offering free beers to our readers, our research unveiled that it had actually been the 60% increase in rent that dealt the death blow. As of today, the site is still not rented or sold out, so if you're feeling a bit rich any day and would like to fund the idiots here to run a Libertines Pub in real, write us.

Just another example of how our Village is full of business opportunities and how cheap it is to start up businesses.

The very night when I found out the Stag's Head had been closed, I didn't have the energy or patience to wander very far. So I rushed into this little bar just opposite to the old Stag's and became a regular since then.

Last Saturday, when I was drinking a chilled pint of Tetley's with Icarus in that little bar, the enchanting owner of the spot, Ms K, approached me and said, "Henry, I want you to take home this gift." And she shoved towards me this pile of things:


The "gift" from the rather attractive Ms K turned out to be this pile of Road Safety Council made beer/drink mats left by the coppers the other night. Let's not comment on the graphic design of the mat, as we all know it too well already that anything made by the Village's government is bound to be the ugliest possible. But what's with these plastic bags wrapping every single mat individually? What are they thinking seriously? Did they expect that the bars will actually use these mats? If they did, did they then expect these busy people working in the bars would have the time to open all these bags up and take the fucking ugly mats out for use? Or they might dream that the patrons would take these ugly mats home. Still, why all these plastic bags? Yes, maybe when it's down to emergency, the patrons could take the ugly mat out and throw it away, wrap the plastic bag on their things for action, only if the size would fit.

I took another sip of Tetley's while looking at this pile of shits and I had to ask myself again, "Why all these plastic bags?"

On Sunday, when I read the blog of our Financial Secretary John Tsang, I suddenly had a clue. Yes, the government has to be vigilant with its money. That's why they need to wrap every single piece of those crappy beer mats with plastic bags to make sure that they will be in good condition.

That night I didn't take one single piece of those craps home. I asked Ms K to wrap all of them up with another plastic bag and send them to the Environment Bureau for Edward Yau's attention.

2 comments:

  1. These are collectibles, like Yu-Gi-Oh! or Pokemon cards, that's why they need to be cling wrapped carefully and individuality, to preserve the pristine quality. Or the manufacture used to do pirate category 4 DVD so every disc needs to cling wrapped. No exception. Old habit dies hard.

    The coaster doesn't care about English or Simplified Chinese readers. Because a. they don't drink, b. they don't drive or c. they never ever drive drunk, d. they simply don't care. I pick d.

    PS: I READ: Ms K, approached me and said, "Henry, I want you to take ME home AS gift." never mind. Better luck next time.

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  2. to preserve the pristine quality. Or the manufacture used to do pirate category 4 DVD so every disc needs to cling wrapped. No exception. Old habit dies hard.

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