From: Ruairķ Newman (bofh at domain tech-mad.org)
Date: Tue 28 Aug 2001 - 17:33:24 IST
Steffen Higel [28/08/01 17:15 +0100]:
> On Tue, Aug 28, 2001 at 04:59:16PM -0400, Ruairi Newman articulated:
> > The problem of course is that the Conrad are not known for their flexibility
> > on payment. Should the fee be dropped to say five quid which would be a
> > reasonable amount and the takings didn't cover the cost of the room, the
> > Conrad would still be inclined to persue the organisers for the remainder.
> It might be argued that choosing a (particularly swanky) 5 star hotel
> isn't exactly constructive towards keeping the cost down.
> (Apologies to those concerned if you didn't have a choice on this matter,
> perhaps it was seen as a way of showing the various official bodies that
> you are very serious about your goals).
I've seen Ministers turn their noses up at anything less than the best of
venues. What would most likely have happened in the case of the event being
held at say, Jurys Inn is the Minister would be "represented" by a low-level
civil servant. Apologies for my cynicism but I have just realised that it
isn't in fact Thursday.
-- A flight attendant's comment on a less than perfect landing: "We ask you to please remain seated as Captain Kangaroo bounces us to the terminal". --Anonymous
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