Sunday 7 August 2011

Market Interview - Betty

Name? - Betty
What do you do/sell at the market? - Hard Yakka workwear.
How long have you been at the market? - 48 years but my family involvement goes back over 100 years. My Grandfather used to trade down on Queen St. with a monkey on his shoulder selling ice-cream.
What do you like best about the market? - I look forward to coming in every morning and meeting different people.
Worst moment? - having to move back behind the white line.
Past jobs? – At one stage we were doing the market, running a nursery, working night shift at Nabisco and running a caravan park at Seaford.
Sporting interests? – None – unless you call Bold & Beautiful a sport.
If you were CEO for a day? - I'd cover in open areas for customer comfort and I'd get rid of stall duplication.
One thing nobody knows about you? - My age - and I'm not telling you.
Favorite food? - Chinese
Favorite drink? -Tea
Favorite TV show and movie ? – Bold & Beautiful
What is the best piece of advice you've ever been given? - Don't get married.
If you had your Sunday arvo free from the market, what would you do? - Potter around at home, feed the animals, just relax.
If you were given a 2 week free holiday anywhere around the world, where would you choose to go? – Queensland. I've been overseas but I wouldn't go again. Nobody spoke bloody English.
Anything else you'd like to say about life at the market? – We need to bring back those buses full of customers.

Thanks Betty

Interviewer’s Note: Betty asked not to be photographed which is OK because I can’t imagine too many traders who don’t know her on sight. My only regret is that we don’t have a few more pages to spare on this blog. Betty’s story is fascinating.