Year 3, week 30: diners’ club

I was out on Monday night with TheBusker and we bumped into four young ladies who I can only describe as enterprising. “We’ve just earned £1,000 in an evening,” one of them chuckled as she poured themselves another glass of the wine bar’s finest champagne.
“And how did you manage that?” asked TheBusker.
“Oh, we get it every dinner the Inn holds.”
“What? They pay you?” I asked sceptically.
“No, silly. Foreign tourists pay us. We buy our tickets as usual and then sell them on e-bay. Tonight we pocketed £1,000 for the four tickets. It has the double benefit that not only does it give us cash through Bar School but it also means that we have other people doing our qualifying dinners for us.”
“I think,” said TheBusker afterwards, “that if they don’t become billionaires in the meantime, they will go far at the Bar.”

April 22, 2009 · Tim Kevan · 3 Comments
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3 Responses

  1. Old Sweat - April 22, 2009

    They need to be careful: if it turns out that, horror of horrors, one of the tourists was a Fil.Ex, or worse still a solicitor they could be in very serious trouble indeed!

  2. Matthew - April 22, 2009

    I agree. If they get caught, surely the Inn will have something serious planned as a response?

  3. Adebayo Oyagbola - April 23, 2009

    They would make truly serious money selling futures – appearances as counsel, as QCs, even sitting as judges. How about “Test drive the legal system” as an intro to potential clients?