Characters in pubs …….. For all of us who have ever been to a pub you know as well as I how many characters there can be in them , so many different people , so many different stories . Have you ever wondered why a person goes to a pub ? My guess is that almost all people would answer this with , because they are alcoholics , to a point this maybe true , but things these days are so different you really can no longer say that . The pubs themselves are so vastly different now that they are almost unrecognisable from the places they once were . In those times it really was just a place to go to get your alcohol wants and not a lot more , but now you can get meals , play games , bet ( not a good thing ) but you can and gamble also with the games , that is not really a good thing but it is a fact of life now .
So to the characters , 1st there are the usual ones who do just come in for a drink and not much else ,2nd , then there are the ones who come in for a meal as well , and lets face it the meals these days are so cheap and so nice it is nice to be able to sit and have a meal you did not have to cook , nor do you have to clean up after . The meals these days when you sit and work out the costs , are so much cheaper to have there than if you bought the ingredients, cooked it, then cleaned up after, would cost you lots more to do at home. 3rd. then are the people who come in just for company , who are mostly alone and get a bit sick of talking to themselves , so a nice couple of drinks and maybe a meal , and company is all they want . 4th . then there are those that come in just for the card tournaments , all they want is to play cards , have a few drinks , a chat , and try to win . There are quite a lot of these as a lot just love to play cards against others to see how good they are , or if they need to get better at it .
5th . then are those that come in just for the Karaoke ( yikes ) we know 1 such errrr I shudder to call him a gentleman as the noise that he makes is almost unbearable , but mostly those that sing are not too bad at all , and depending on the host of the night , lol, could make a comment here about this but will be good ( yes I can be good ) lol so there 😛 , some of the people that sing also are just fantastic 1 man sang opera and was so good he almost bought the house down, a brilliant singer he should be on stage . 6th . then are those that just come to meet up with friends after work that they cannot meet anywhere else much and the pub is the best meet up place . They have been working all week and long to relax , so head to the pub to meet friends , have meals, have a few drinks , making a very enjoyable time for all . It makes a long working week with all the stresses seem worth it after all, a good place to let off built up stresses .
7th. then , and I must admit that there are some people who abuse this by not buying even 1 drink or anything , I for 1 would not allow it , if you’re in a pub at least you get 1 drink or something. Having said that what I am referring to is the sports , that are usually shown on the big screens , some people have no access to some of the big sports any other way so go to the pub to see them. You can get boxing , cricket , football , soccer, rugby , you name it you can see it on the big screens mostly , combine that with a drink or 3 and maybe a meal and again a very relaxing time .
So all in all whatever you may think about pubs , they do have a very good use for those who cannot always be in touch with all these things , and not everyone, in fact at the pub we go to mostly, hardly ever do you see any drunken behaviour , as the security and the way the place is run seems to make this not very likely . Most people now seem to see it as just a meeting place to catch up and relax a while . 8th, then are those who come in for lunch and a few drinks between shifts , usually just a lunch and maybe 2 beers , makes the rest of the working day a little more relaxed . So forget what you think you know , and just try it, its more than just a place to get drunk now , it is way more than that , and these changes are mostly all for the good , as most people we see control them selves quite nicely , and do just have a few then go home. So try it and if you still do not like it then no harm done and you need not go back , just do not judge before you have tried it.
I remember when I was a child I was dragged to the pub when my father wanted a drink , shoved in a corner with a soft drink , and forgotten for hours while he boozed on . Thankfully this sort of thing mostly does not or cannot happen now , people have got a bit more sense and pubs are run way more efficiently than in those bad old days . I know how much I hated it but was given no choice in the matter , so can well and truly see how much the pub scene has changed over the years .I would be the 1st to say not all changes are good but in this case I think they are , it is all in the way you handle yourself , not the place , do not blame the place till you know for yourself.
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