OPINION: Wake up Hervey Bay, the cash cow is in town
Wake up Hervey Bay, the cash cow is in town.
Not the one off TV, though if you do spot her let me know.
No, this particular cash cow is here for a few days, in the form of thousands of touch footy players and supporters.
And, to be honest, I'm not sure you're that happy about it. Or that prepared.
With so much money at risk, that's got to be a worry.
I flew into town yesterday for some work meetings.
The taxi drivers have been brilliant; most others much less so.
At one restaurant, the entrée never arrived.
So I got up and walked out.
At the next, the surly barmaid made it seem I was doing her a favour buying a drink.
The closer it got to closing time, and the longer I stayed, the more morose she got.
Just ask me to leave next time, if I'm that big a pain, spending my hard earned in your establishment.
Maybe I'm impatient, but a 15-minute wait for a coffee in a shop with two customers also seems a bit on the nose.
At least smile and apologise for the delays if it is the case.
My only hope is the footy teams are getting a much better reception.
Maybe that's it, because I'm in a suit you can afford to overlook me because the track-suited youngsters are your current cash cow?
I hope they're being treated better, or they might not be back.
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