Degenerate gamblers or loyal customers?

  • UK-21

    Degenerate gamblers or loyal customers?

    Was in London earlier today and had occasion to be walking through Leicester Square at 11.30am. Couldn’t believe it to see around two dozen punters queuing up waiting to get into Napoleons when it opened (presumably at noon).

    Couldn’t help thinking there’s more to life . . . . .

  • aslan

     

    Quote: UK-21 said:
    Was in London earlier today and had occasion to be walking through Leicester Square at 11.30am. Couldn’t believe it to see around two dozen punters queuing up waiting to get into Napoleons when it opened (presumably at noon).

    Couldn’t help thinking there’s more to life . . . . .

    Location: Sheffield???

  • UK-21

     

    No. Leicester Square = London. Check out the Monopoly board.

  • aslan

     

    Quote: UK-21 said:
    No. Leicester Square = London. Check out the Monopoly board.

    No, I an referring to the location referenced in your profile, ie, one of the green, leafy parts of the UK.

  • Billy C1

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    Quote: UK-21 said:
    Was in London earlier today and had occasion to be walking through Leicester Square at 11.30am. Couldn’t believe it to see around two dozen punters queuing up waiting to get into Napoleons when it opened (presumably at noon).

    Couldn’t help thinking there’s more to life . . . . .

    Gotta love that British vocabulary!!!!!

    BillyC1

  • aslan

     

    Quote: Billy C1 said:
    Gotta love that British vocabulary!!!!!

    BillyC1

    Napoleon’s being a casino at Leicester Square, and punters being its customers.

  • UK-21

     

    Correct.

    Green leafy part of the UK? There are still quite a few to be found. Alas, Sheffield isn’t one of ’em.

  • aslan

     

    Quote: UK-21 said:
    Correct.

    Green leafy part of the UK? There are still quite a few to be found. Alas, Sheffield isn’t one of ’em.

    Tell this to the University of Sheffield. Sheffield is England’s greenest city, containing 150 woodlands and 50 public parks. There are four times as many mature trees as people! http://www.shef.ac.uk/materials/prospective_ug/city (Link is dead)

  • Billy C1

     

    Quote: aslan said:
    Napoleon’s being a casino at Leicester Square, and punters being its customers.

    I knew that. It was “punters queuing up” that had a nice ring to it.

    BillyC1

  • UK-21

     

    Quote: aslan said:
    Tell this to the University of Sheffield. Sheffield is England’s greenest city, containing 150 woodlands and 50 public parks. There are four times as many mature trees as people! http://www.shef.ac.uk/materials/prospective_ug/city (Link is dead)

    Probably is if you count the canabis plants the locals grow in window boxes as woodlands and the weeds and moss growing up between the paving stones as public parks. What do you expect when you let some marketing spiv loose on a prospectus?

  • aslan

     

    Quote: UK-21 said:
    Probably is if you count the canabis plants the locals grow in window boxes as woodlands and the weeds and moss growing up between the paving stones as public parks. What do you expect when you let some marketing spiv loose on a prospectus?

  • tezzadiver

     

    Quote: UK-21 said:
    Was in London earlier today and had occasion to be walking through Leicester Square at 11.30am. Couldn’t believe it to see around two dozen punters queuing up waiting to get into Napoleons when it opened (presumably at noon).

    Couldn’t help thinking there’s more to life . . . . .

    Lol- at this and the last posts.

    Napoleons does open at 12pm and I`m guilty myself of being there before 12
    There are good reasons though….. PM if you would like a clarification, but maybe you can guess.

  • SandBaggins

     

    Quote: “tezzadiver”:

    Lol- at this and the last posts.

    Napoleons does open at 12pm and I`m guilty myself of being there before 12
    There are good reasons though….. PM if you would like a clarification, but maybe you can guess.

    A fresher buffet?

  • aslan

     

    Quote: SandBaggins said:
    A fresher buffet?

    I think spivs is a clue. Look it up in your Funk & Wagnalls.

  • UK-21

     

    Quote: SandBaggins said:
    A fresher buffet?

    Yeah . . . . the Peking Duck’s only 1,200 years old . . . . .

  • aslan

     

    Quote: UK-21 said:
    Yeah . . . . the Peking Duck’s only 1,200 years old . . . . .

    Sung Dynasty Duck?

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