[Dixielandjazz] New Orleans vacation

TCASHWIGG at aol.com TCASHWIGG at aol.com
Mon Dec 6 10:48:20 PST 2004

In a message dated 12/6/04 9:43:18 AM Pacific Standard Time, 
sign.guy at charter.net writes:

> The pubs won't let you use the facilities unless you are a
> customer so you get to drop $5 on a drink which takes us back to the
> original problem that brought us into the bar anyway.   It seems to be a
> never ending circle.   There is no free lunch!

Hi Larry I did not find that to be the case at all, and I had five ladies 
with me who would simply not use a porta pottie on a bet.  They were often 
unpaying guests in many establishments that we frequented over a five day period, 
and were never accosted once or refused the opportunity to recycle that fine New 
Orleans Beer.

I recall reading on their website I believe a few months ago that even though 
there are signs posted in many places saying the restrooms are for customers 
only, they are not to be taken literally during festival times.   Not one of 
them would deny a lady the right to use their facilities, there are far more 
customers than free toilet users and besides some of their customers don't have 
to relieve themselves till they get a few blocks down the street, so they all 
use the honor system in the name of decency and such.  :))

After the first hour nobody cares where you bought the beer or where you 
recycle it, because they are all selling their fair share of it, and feel it is 
only right to let you come back in and recycle it to the big brewery under the 
street.  :))

Granted we did spend money like water, because the event was wonderful and 
Free and 400,000 + wonderful souls enjoying a great deal of great music and fun 
should pay something for it since indeed there really is usually "NO Free 
Lunch" I would however even disagree with that once in a while,  a fine New 
Orleans resident bought mine one afternoon.  :))


Let the Good times Roll on and on and on.

Tom Wiggins

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