Between the Lines

BTL: 9th July, 2019

But after the dust settled at Prince Charles Park startling news has now surfaced from circles of ardent rugby fans. They claim that the grandstand tickets for the game were oversold, thus there being no space for everyone to get what they paid for. That is a seat in the stand to watch the game in peace.
09 Jul 2019 13:11
BTL: 9th July, 2019
BLK Nadroga Amenoni Nasilasila scores against Jacks Nadi during the Farebrother Challenge at Prince Charles Park in Nadi yesterday. Photo: WAISEA NASOKIA

Unhappy spectators

While there was a lot of hype for the Farebrother Sullivan Trophy challenge match between Nadroga and Nadi last Saturday, there were a number of disgruntled fans afterwards.

BTL understands that some fans, who were among the capacity crowd and bought tickets for a grandstand seat at Prince Charles Park in Nadi, had to sit on the embankment to witness the entertaining challenge match.

But after the dust settled at Prince Charles Park startling news has now surfaced from circles of ardent rugby fans. They claim that the grandstand tickets for the game were oversold, thus there being no space for everyone to get what they paid for. That is a seat in the stand to watch the game in peace.

Some Nadi fans asked BTL how this could happen and are pointing fingers at the organisers and hosts. Surely it’s not a case of sour grapes but one of fans getting their money’s worth, win or lose.

Sick & Family Care Leave

The sick and family care leave recently caused problems for one school.

On this particular day, eight teachers rang in either sick or on family care leave.

Since it was too late to call in relief teachers, the teachers who were present had to take up extra roles.

So you can imagine the pressures it created.

It was reasonably assumed that all cases were genuine and it was just a coincidence that they happened on the same day.

BEGGARS AND CHOOSERS

There is a popular saying that beggars cannot be choosers. Meaning those in dire need must be content with what they get.

But there are some instances too when “beggars” do choose what they want.

This is especially so when it comes to what they want to eat.

A BTL team last night noticed a beggar enter a restaurant in Suva City where food prices are a bit high for ordinary people.

He dug deep into his pockets and took out more than enough money much to the surprise of the restaurant staff, who at first appeared a bit reluctant to serve him.

The BTL team then witnessed the beggar choose a decent meal for himself and paid from the money he had.

It did cost what a normal worker could not have been able to afford on a Monday night.

Thus, BTL feels sometimes that it is not always good to say that beggars can’t be choosers because sometimes they do choose what they want. That’s when they take off their “beggar” hat and have enough money.

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