Crazy Saturday & Darkside’s Destroyer strikes Again!

 

Mobi-Babble

A quick review of our daily bar sales over the past week show that in spite of one bad day (Monday) the overall trend is definitely upwards, and if things continue to improve, then we will soon be going past a break-even point.

The whole idea of Mobi’s bar is to provide a living for us and our family and as we are still only half way through the ‘low season’, I think we can be cautiously optimistic about the bar’s future.

There is no question that this ‘summer’ is one of the worst periods of business in Pattaya for many years – both down in tourist infested Pattaya, and out here by the lake where we are also affected by seasonal comings and goings. (Many permanent and ‘semi-permanent’ residents pay visits back to their European homes at this time of year.

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Tales from a Barfly

The following tales were originally written (in whole, or part) in my “Mobi’s Bar thread “in the Thai Visa Expat forum (Pattaya section).

They have been since revised, edited, and in some instances extended or shortened before publication in my blog.

 

 “Crazy Saturday”.

Last Saturday (19th July) we had a few customers trickling in during the afternoon, but nothing to get too excited about. Amongst this number was a very friendly German gentleman who insisted in telling everyone that he was ‘ting tong’ (crazy).

I arrived at the bar at around 5.30 and this gentleman insisted on shaking my hand. His English wasn’t great, and what with his advanced state of inebriation, it was quite difficult to figure out what he was saying. Anyway, I congratulated him on his nation’s World Cup victory, and his eyes immediately lit up and he ordered another round of drinks.

By the looks of him I wouldn’t mind betting he hasn’t been sober since Germany won the final.

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Mobi's Girls -The 'class of 25th July' (minus 1 washing her knickers)
Mobi’s Girls -The ‘Class of 25th July’ (minus 1 washing her knickers)

"Mobi's Girls' night out"

Mobi’s Girls -The ‘Class of 25th July’ (minus 1 washing her knickers)

"Empty chairs at empty tables..."
“Empty chairs at empty tables…”

 

'Crazy Saturday'
‘Crazy Saturday’
'Crazy Saturday'
‘Crazy Saturday’
Watching F1
Watching F1
Watching F1
Watching F1

 

'Mobi's Girls night out
“Mobi’s Girls’ night out”
'Mobi's Girls Night Out'
“Mobi’s’ Girls Night Out”

 

'Mobi's Girls Night Out'
‘Mobi’s Girls Night Out’
Mobi's Girls Night Out' (guess where?)
Mobi’s Girls Night Out’ (guess where?)
Mobi's Girls Night Out' (guess where?)
Mobi’s Girls Night Out’ (guess where?)
'Mobi's girls night out' (guess where?)
‘Mobi’s girls night out’ (guess where?)

2 thoughts on “Crazy Saturday & Darkside’s Destroyer strikes Again!”

  1. What a novel idea! Open a bar in the greater Pattaya area! Surely a money maker, as nobody else has thought of doing it :-). Your not the first and most definitely not the last who’ll figure he’s got the formula for bar success in Pattaya. I hope you do.

    I wonder what the stats are for punters arriving Pattaya, think they have what it takes to make a good solid income from the bar business, try and then like the endless procession before, see their pipe dreams go up in smoke along with the life’s savings twindling to nothing in the futile effort. The procession turn style connected to a generator could probably power a small Issan village. Probably not too closely followed by the number of farangs who “accidentally” find the ground from the 15th floor of a condo.

    It’s difficult for this reader to not be convinced you have a kind of strange propensity to set yourself up for falls. I sincerely hope your bar is successful in supplying you income and Mobi does have the “magic touch”. But for my money, I have a strong feeling it’s going to be difficult, rife with possibly entertaining but ever increasing dramas and troubles. I hope that is not the case. Best of luck Mobi

    1. Thank you for your good wishes.

      Obviously if I agreed with your predictions I would never have embarked upon this venture, and if you look back through my blogs to when I first opened the bar I gave all the reasons at that time why I feel I can do better than others have.

      I know it is very risky but I will give it 6 months and see. So far so good.

      You say I have a predilection for self destruction, and that may well be so, but during my working career I was a highly successful senior finance and general manager, not only in building businesses in Thailand, but also on the global stage when I was responsible for mergers and acquisitions for both in both western and eastern Europe. So I do have a little business background that can smell out potential successful ventures – be they big or small. Only time will tell if I have smelt this one correctly.

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