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