Hot Chick Unemployed

This goes into the “who would have thought” category:

WA’s controversial ban on smoking in pubs and clubs has caused chaos in the industry in its first week, with publicans in parts of the State reporting a catastrophic drop in trade.

Bars in rural areas appear the hardest hit. One manager said she had been forced to lay off staff and was considering closing during the day because there were so few customers since the new law came into force on July 31.

“It’s terrible, we’ve got absolutely no one in here during the afternoons — it’s completely dead,” said Irene Lugg, assistant manager of the Grand Hotel in Kalgoorlie. She said the pub used to take $200 to $300 during the afternoons from customers, all of whom were committed smokers, but this had dropped dramatically from day one of the ban.

“Our hotel doesn’t have a specific outdoor area so our regulars are choosing to smoke elsewhere,” Ms Lugg said. “It was very difficult trying to decide which barmaid to get rid of, so I chose our most popular, the prettier one, because she has a better chance of getting another job.”

Plenty of job opportunities for pretty girls in Kalgoorlie, but I’m not sure that’s the sort of thing the smoke nazis had in mind…

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3 Comments on “Hot Chick Unemployed”

  1. Orpheus Says:

    What’s happened overseas, particularly in Ireland, Scotland and New Zealand (also cigarettes and booze cultures), is that initially trade drops off. Then, as people realise that going to the pub is now more fun than it used to be, because you don’t have to cough and wheeze through a crowd of self-centred pollution machines, trade picks up. Scotland has recorded a substantial increase on pre-ban trade, in fact.

    Personally, I’ve been to the pub three times in the last week, which is more than the two months before the ban went in.

  2. darren Says:

    I hope Orpheus don’t live in a city. Geez, imagine him coughin n weezin as he walks to the bustop or the taxi rank or the fuckin milkbar, with all the buses and trucks and cars and motor bikes around him, every single one emitting exhaust fumes. Surely he’d double over in wretched, breathless agony, since even cigarette smokers near him make him cough and wheeze. No, that’s different, isnt it cocksucker? Exaggerating p.c. fuckwit,.. too fuckin selfish and stupid to realize that this is the beginning of the end of freedom, for all of us, not just smokers. Imagine him at the niteclub; cowering in fear when they give the smoke machine a blast. Surely he MUST! Other peoples cigarettes, for fucks sake, make him cough and wheeze. Oh, thats different too, is it cunt?
    There there, good little sheepie, off to bed now with your precious pink lungs.. Up in the morning to buy the paper so you know the truth about everything….


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