Heard Under The Sheds – 9/2/2020
A Trader says it is refreshing to see CEO, Stan Liacos, candid comments in an email to Night Market Traders this week in which a plan of action was identified to tackle dwindling attendances at the Wednesday Night event.
A contender for best retail sign of the year is this one outside the Mary Martin Bookshop in String Bean Alley. “Just brilliant!” said one Trader.
Just when we thought we had heard it all about the Coronavirus these facts (??????) were revealed under the sheds this week –
1. Have you heard that the speed limit on the Great Ocean Rd. has been increased to 120kph because there are no more tourist buses.
2. The Chinese New Year has been changed to Year of the Bat.
3. The wire cage in C Shed may be retained to quarantine Traders returning from visits to China.
And on a more serious note – One of our Traders revealed that at Hong Kong Airport on 4th January this year he heard a public announcement urging any visitors to Wuhan to consult with their local doctor.
Containers in SBA are to get guttering in an attempt to avoid the pools of water shown in last week’s Heard Under The Sheds.
One Trader lamented that current takings are less than 10% of the peak in the “good old days”.
A Trader says he has noticed smaller queues at our ATMs.
A Trader was criticised by his neighbour this week for contemplating a day off due to poor trade. “How can we fix the gap problem if we don’t all pitch in during tough times?”
A Trader asks why he feels so tired and listless at the end of a really quiet trading day yet full of energy on a day when he has been rushed off his feet by customers. – something to do with adrenalin?