10 December, 2011

The boot is on the other foot!

"Spare a thought for Uncle Tony Fernandez, Chief Executive of 'Air Asia"...... Arriving in a hotel in KL Sentral he went to the bar and asked for a pint of draught Guinness. The barman nodded and said, "That will be one Ringgit please, Uncle Tony." Somewhat taken aback, Uncle Tony replied, "That's very cheap," and handed over his money.

"Well, we try to stay ahead of the competition", said the barman. "And we are serving free pints every Wednesday evening from 6 until 8. We have the cheapest draught in Asia " "That is remarkable value" Uncle Tony comments "I see you don't seem to have a glass, so you'll probably need one of ours. That will be 3 Ringgit please." Uncle Tony scowled, but paid up.

He took his drink and walked towards a seat. "Ah, you want to sit down?" said the barman. "That'll be an extra 2 Ringgit. You could have pre-book the seat, and it would have only cost you a Ringgit" "I think you may to be too big for the seat sir, can I ask you to sit in this frame please" Uncle Tony attempts to sit down but the frame is too small and when he can't squeeze in he complains "Nobody would fit in that little frame". "I'm afraid if you can't fit in the frame you'll have to pay an extra surcharge of RM 4 for your seat sir" Tony swore to himself, but paid up.

"I see that you have brought your laptop with you" added the barman. "And since that wasn't pre-booked either, that will be another 3 Ringgit" Uncle Tony was so annoyed that he walked back to the bar, slammed his drink on the counter, and yelled, "This is ridiculous, I want to speak to the manager".

"Ah, I see you want to use the counter," says the barman, "that will be 2 Ringgit please." Uncle's face was red with rage. "Do you know who I am?" "Of course I do Mr Fernandes "I've had enough, What sort of Hotel is this? I come in for a quiet drink and you treat me like this. I insist on speaking to a manager!" "Here is his E mail address, or if you wish, you can contact him between 9 and 9.10 every morning, Monday to Tuesday at this free phone number. Calls are free, until they are answered, then there is a talking charge of only 10 sen per second provided you use Tune Talk using other mobile carriers would incur our normal charges of 30 Sen per second "I will never use this bar again" "OK Uncle , but remember, we are the only bar in Asia selling pints for one Ringgit...so that Now everyone can drink "

(contributed by LH)


  1. HI David,
    I continue to enjoy your photos, especially by the water.
    Hope you are still answering questions.
    My blogs are in the NEW format for organization which I am trying to get used to.

    COMMENTS no longer have the anonymous option. People who don't have URLs can't leave a comment. Do you know how to resurrect that option? which you have here under Select profile.

    2. Do you know how I can organize into themes/categories my many sites?
    Thanks for the guidance.
    I hope I remember how to find your response. Maybe you can leave it in my site.

  2. lol, Air Asia no longer going to fly to Christchurch. i have never used that route. I flew just once JB to Kuching. Not too impressed.

  3. Ann, There is no service available on Air Asia unless you pay for it. There is even an going discussion about charging passengers for visiting the loo! KL/CHCH leg takes over 11 hrs.


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