dat plAc iz dirty. dun Et ther
It' all part of the SCORES ON THE DOORS programme which intends to raise standards in food outlets by essentially naming and shaming those dirty little hovels that don't care if there's more than cheese and ham in your lunchtime bagel.
I don't really have a problem with this, yet. I'm sure it will impact on me over the next few weeks thus causing a change of mood . Yet more ammunition for pain in the arse customers to use when they are trying to get out of paying for something. But what is annoying me is the fucking name they have chosen for this scheme, "SCORES ON THE DOORS"! For fucks sake could they not have come up with something less patronising than that. It's all so cringe worthy.
The only people that use that phrase these days are taxi drivers and postmen and spides. Spides are great big fans of such phrases, that, and other phrases such as "How's it hanging?", "Wah?", "Here's me wah..." and so on. It is so patronising it is almost beyond words. You see the clever bit is that they want restaurants and bars etc to put a sticker on their front door with their rating. See what they did there? The Scores will actually be on the doors. AAAAAAAAARRRRRRGGGGGHHH! Cunts!
But it gets better. You can visit their fancy new website and while away the minutes/hours searching for your favourite restaurants and takeaways. It's all there, in detail should you want it (well it's not all there yet but will be soon apparently). Soon you wont want to eat out anywhere in Belfast save for the Clonard Monastery Youth Club or Starbucks (both got the full five star rating). I suppose this is the "Scores on the PC" section. Not so catchy.
But, wait, they ain't done yet! There's more. Picture the scene, you are out with your lovely lady/man/ladyman and you like the look of the quaint little restaurant, but damn it there is no Score on the Door, what do you do? Never fear the wonderful people at Belfast City Council Food Safety Department have you covered. Just text them the name and location of the restaurant and they will text you right back with the details. Thanks Food Safety Department guy, we could have walked into a rat infested flea pit! Or not as the case maybe. Lets hope that there aren't a dozen teenagers manning a bank of mobile/cell phones at the other end,
or you might get
"dat plAc iz rly clEn. Go 4 it & hav a gr8 nyt m8"
I'm only slegging as the spides might say. It is probably a good idea, but I shall reserve judgement until it impacts on me. Chefs are under more pressure though, which is nice. Less time for them to think up cruel and nasty things to do to me and more time to be spend mopping and the such like. Nice.
The restaurant where I work isn't listed yet before you ask.