Now don't go thinking that is just a Taswegian Trait!!! LOL!!
I well remember a trip my late husband and I made to Italy in 1970.
We lined up at the Rome Railway Station to get tickets to Ostia Antica
we stood in that queue for a good 20 minutes until it was our turn and
then just as we arrived at the booking window (in clear view of the
clerk) he hung up a sign saying 'back at 2pm' and shut the window down!!
We went off and had some lunch and then back to purchase our tickets -
got off the local train at the destination and walked from there to the
gates of the venue - only to see a sign "closed on Tuesdays"!!!!
Same happened in a number of small museums mentioned in our guide books
but we'd arrive on the doorstep to read another sign that either said
open 10am to noon or not open on Tuesday or whatever other day was their
Try arriving in a small (tourist) town the day that daylight saving is
about to start or end and have to catch a bus or train out at 10am the
following day - and its the only one for that day! No one thinks to
tell the tourists from Down Under that the clocks need to go back!
So you end up in the village square just as the bus is pulling out on
the opposite side and you haven't a hope of catching up with it.
I'm glad your story had a happy ending though!
Peter Gibbs wrote:
Whilst in Tasmania recently we endeavoured several times to locate an
information centre that could help us. What confused us was that in each place they would
have up a sign saying open say 10am until 3pm or what ever and one would return by
2.30pm or what had been specified and there was no sign of life at all, and nothing to
indicate they had closed early or the like. But they all had signs up with their opening
One such example was at New Norfolk - not open, in the morning, came back later in the
day, no one there. In despiration we called at a local shop, and after ringing someone, we
were suggested a contact, which ultimately put us on to someone, who helped us
considerably. The local information centre remained closed, dispite the sign.
Where had we gone wrong.
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