Each month we’ll bring you some of the best of what we’ve heard around the bars to put a smile on your face. This month we chat with…
Darren Low, Manager at The Sportsman Pub, Soi 13 Pattaya Beach Road
Q Most stupid questions you’ve heard?
A1 Customer: Do you sell sushi? Manager: No, we’re an English pub.
A2 Customer: Two American teachers asked while laughing why don’t your staff speak Mandarin as we’re in Taiwan? Manager: This is Thailand. Duh.
A3 Customer: American shouting at the price that a pizza and soft drink were 320 dollars! Manager: No, we’re in Thailand and it’s 320 Thai Baht!
A4 Customer: Can I have scrambled eggs? Waitress: No have. Only omelette.
Q Most difficult aspect of your job
A Handling first time tourists to Pattaya, so many questions!
Q What do you dread most coming through your door?
A A large group of scruffy backpackers… say no more.
Q Best aspect of your job?
A Great social life and making friends in the industry.
Q Biggest challenge for Pattaya in the next 12 months?
A Pattaya has to adapt to TAT wishes, attracting more SEA tourists. But where’s the infrastructure to handle more tourists?
Q Biggest bullshit story you’ve heard in the bar?
A Guy walks into the bar. He knew who owns what, how much tea money everyone pays, and that he’d been driven around town by a Thai princess!