Here is a â€œCheap Charlieâ€ story I observed first hand Thanksgiving 2012. (Names are being withheld because many board members know some of these people) One of the bars in the Queens Park Plaza Soi 22 was having a FREE Thanksgiving event for all that wanted to come. Being a regular there my friends and I loaded up and went to the bar at 13:00 when they opened to spend money and show support. Dinner was being served at 19:00 and there was a beautiful full spread of American and Thai food.
Hereâ€™s the CC part, about 18:30 the balloon chasers showed up circling the table like a flock of vultures most ordering water, soft drinks
OR NOTHING. I overheard one of the patrons say â€œthis was the only day of the year he came to the bar.â€ So at 19:00 a few nice words were spoken by the owner and the feeding frenzy begins in earnest (of course after the owner had chased some eager beavers away trying to eat early.) Then the biggest CC action of the day, every day at this bar happy hour ends at 19:00 this day was no different. I watched a REGULAR customer I see in there at least 3 time a week go on a tirade because he had to pay full price for a drink while stuffing his face with FREE FOOD! I was so ashamed I left because of the way people were acting.
These actions are what Cheap Charlieâ€™s are to me.