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PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 10:20 pm 
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A lot of energy going into this thread in what is probably a fairly isolated case at the T&T , can we all now jump on to the Mobile Signal for Seil Thread ,with the same amount of energy, perhaps as suggested we can get the start of what should turn out to be a sizable petition in place.

!! Its the only way this will go forward!!


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 12:17 am 
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Cock-a-Doodle-Dochie wrote:
A lot of energy going into this thread in what is probably a fairly isolated case at the T&T , can we all now jump on to the Mobile Signal for Seil Thread ,with the same amount of energy, perhaps as suggested we can get the start of what should turn out to be a sizable petition in place.

!! Its the only way this will go forward!!


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There are several sites where you can set up an online petition.

This link will get you started.

The problem is, who to petition?

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 6:34 pm 
holidaymaker,
I would like to make a suggestion about the use of grammar in your post. Here's the suggestion, LEARN ENGLISH. You say you are disgusted with the pub, but I'm disgusted with your comprehension of the English language. I think it's time for you TO learn some grammar. THERE is no problem with Tigh an Truish, and the locals are very happy with THEIR pub.

May I suggest a dictionary or a thesaurus for later use?

Thanks very much for YOUR time.

- SaltyJohn


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 11:35 am 
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Good grief! How unnecessarily rude is that?? With a few strokes of the keyboard SaltyJohn has probably reduced Seil's tourist trade to zero. :-(


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 11:58 am 
Mmm...wonder if there would be a pub at all without the tourists?. It's not a charity for the locals...it's a BUSINESS! and therefore should value customers who spend money there...wherever they hail from.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 12:55 pm 
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Mmm...wonder if there would be a pub at all without the tourists?. It's not a charity for the locals...it's a BUSINESS! and therefore should value customers who spend money there...wherever they hail from.


Good grief, you sound like a stuck record. We all know that the pub relies on the tourist trade. Those of us who kive here and actually bother supporting the T&T also know that most tourists have a great experience there and that this complaint is a bit of a one-off. We took first-time visitors there yesterday for lunch and they loved it.

I have it on good authority (i.e. from someone who was actually there at the time) that the incident was not in fact as described by the complainant. Said person also suggested that a simple 'excuse me' or a polite cough might have remedied the situation.

I understand that you don't like the pub and don't use it, Foxglove. I also understand that you think we should all grow our forelocks longer for the tourist season.

Now, can we give it a rest?

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 4:14 pm 
As the 'true' Scots would say...'what p!sh'! . I don't 'hate' the pub...just found the service not up to standard. Admittedly this was some time ago. You changed your tune anyway didn't you? From being annoyed with me that I might be spoiling the the tourist trade on the island to 'we don't care'. Which is it then? :)


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 4:31 pm 
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Foxglove wrote:
I don't 'hate' the pub


Please don't misquote me. I said you didn't like it, which is hardly the same thing.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 4:46 pm 
Would you take the evidence of what really happened that afternoon from someone in a pub? :lol: . 'give it a rest' you say...well why don't you let it go? I have a sneaking suspicion that as a 'businessman' yourself that you know I am right in what I say about service and the treatment of paying customers, but instead choose to get involved in a little 'girly' bitching sesh...


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 5:20 pm 
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Oh dear ! what a spat you two are having.
This thread has divided the contributors into two diametrically opposed camps.
(almost as bad as the indpendance caper)
Those who are concerned about the reputation of a local hostelry, and think that maybe a lesson could be learned.
And those who can see absolutely no reason for any complaint against an establishment which they will defend with their dying breath.
Such loyalty is to be commended, but when it is blinkered by an inability to see that any criticism might have some validity, then their defence is indefencible.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 5:22 pm 
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Foxglove wrote:
Would you take the evidence of what really happened that afternoon from someone in a pub? :lol: . 'give it a rest' you say...well why don't you let it go? I have a sneaking suspicion that as a 'businessman' yourself that you know I am right in what I say about service and the treatment of paying customers, but instead choose to get involved in a little 'girly' bitching sesh...


You are boring the pants off me Foxglove.

I have spoken to three people who were in the pub that afternoon, two of whom were there for the entire Andy Murray match.

Nothing happened.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 5:41 pm 
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Such loyalty is to be commended, but when it is blinkered by an inability to see that any criticism might have some validity, then their defence is indefencible.


Jim,

As far as I can see this was a malicious complaint with no validity. Not every story has two sides.

Who have you spoken to who was there at the time? Perhaps it is you who is blinkered, as you seem determined to believe any tittle-tattle you read on the internet.

Enough now, I'm off down the pub.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 5:56 pm 
So Nick, you have interrogated the witnesses :shock: ,it's not a murder investigation you know!....just a complaint about someone watching tv instead of doing their job properly. As for 'boring the pants off you' [what a thought :roll: ] I don't aim to entertain you :D .


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 7:48 pm 
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I have spoken to three people who were in the pub that afternoon, two of whom were there for the entire Andy Murray match.

Nothing happened

Well, not that they noticed anyway, it might be fair to say. I think it is statistically proven that in the UK people have to feel really aggrieved at something before they will complain. That suggests that the odds are in favour of there having been an issue to complain about.

And Nick you show an arrogance towards the tourists on this thread and the mobile phone thread. Their opinions are important for seasonal trade in particular, Seafari, holiday lets, restaurants, pubs, shops. Whilst some may actually go to Seil because there is no mobile signal there (don't believe me?), there must be thousands who cross onto the island muttering, "Damn I can't get a signal here", in English, French, German, Japanese, Chinese and a hundred other languages. A petition book in the TnT, Balvicar shop or Ellenabeich could get thousands of valid signatures. Tourists have emergencies, work and family to contact even on holiday and even meal reservations to book at the TnT if they can get someone to answer the phone. Nick, your're a one man band army to deter anyone from going to Seil. We've seen how you deal with a potential customer for your own business. In contrast, Foxglove demonstrates the right attitude to Seil's customers. It has nothing to do with doffing your cap.


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