Heard Under The Sheds – 20/10/2019
A child was seen thumping his fists on an ATM in String Bean Alley saying “Give me the money”.
One of our Traders visiting Europe was surprised to find that the reported closure of shops in Poland on Sundays has in fact been overwhelmingly adopted by retailers. Apparently the opportunity for an overworked society to have a day of rest is proving popular with many. Our Trader thinks it is an interesting counter to the global push for 24/7 access for customers.
A Trader says we should change the name of our current season. Un-predictable weather and sales suggest Spring should now be called Bipolar.
A customer took a young Labrador dog into the meat hall as part of his special training as an assistance dog and said it was like taking a child to Disneyland for the first time. The sights and smells were a little overwhelming.
Another Trader noted that Chapel St. retailers are advertising about their pet friendliness on radio claiming the first and largest shopping precinct to welcome pets. Regular visitors to QVM would know we have been doing that for a long while.
A Trader asks - “If we required 36 hours notice of single day absences would that make it easier for market staff to curate our market and fill the gaps?”
Who are the people with iPads interviewing customers around the market?
Our GIF shows the Night Market seating for Hawker 88 at 4:30 before opening and then at 7:00 with a good crowd in. (Thanks for the photos Mino)
A customer asked a Trader where he bought his breakfast each morning. The Trader started to direct him to the normal food outlets when the customer stopped him and said "No, I want to know where you buy your breakfast. I reckon the experienced Traders will know where the best value food is."