Friday, September 12, 2008

Poles apart

Now as we all know in recent time we have seen the demise of a number of the local drinking establishments - in part due to the ridiculous rents being asked in the Old Town, but equally the reality is that they are suffering from a lack of clients.

Now in an effort to buck this trend the management of the village lounge have come up with an "interesting" experiment - Pole Dancers !!! Now I am not sure exactly what kind of clients this new attraction will attract - but given the bad publicity Riga has earned in recent years with its so called sex tourists, I am not sure that endeavor will add to Riga's reputation. However it has to be said that you cannot blame the management for trying to bring extra trade, as in the past week the average number of people in the lounge has rarely been above 3-4, at least during the hours that I visit, which of course is in the early part of the evening. Regretfully it will not attract any of the locals - but if helps the coffers and permits it to continue trading - then I guess we will have to live with it.

I have been assured that said dancing around the pole will only take place late in the evening, and only at the latter part of the week and at weekends.

Now on a another subject - namely Newcastle United. Those of you with any vestige of interest in football will know that in recent weeks the club has been in a state of disarray over the resignation of their beloved manager, who is apparently treated like a god, even though in all his time(s) at the club he not won a single trophy. Now it may only be a coincidence, but as you know one of our ex village members B..... (English - teacher par excellence) was and is a devoted supporter of said club. He recently achieved his life ambition by gaining a job in Newcastle. Now far be it for me to suggest such a thing but could it be more than a coincidence that no sooner has he settled in at Newcastle and gone to watch at least one game, then WHAM Keegan is gone and the club supporters are threatening to savage the owner ????

Also a question "Where have all the Irish Gone ?" - It is nearly two weeks since any sign of our Irish village people were seen - Have they all gone back to the home of the little people ?

Mind you there was a Irish invasion at the weekend, when about 30+ of them arrived upstairs in the village lounge to watch the Liverpool v Manchester United game, and I have to say what a week behaved bunch they were. Mind you they were of a mature age ! Speaking of games watched the Australia v New Zealand game, which had us all guessing right up to the end, but New Zealand eventually triumphed in what was a great game to watch. However the Aussies with whom I watched the game with took defeat well.

It is now a few days since I started this blog, and I can report that the pole dancing seems to be somewhat of a success, and is pulling in the punters, including one of our very own V.... (Mexican-Latvian - voyeur of the strange) who I am sure was there in a purely medical capacity, in order to provide assistance to any of the male fraternity overcome with excitement or indeed the dancers should they impale themselves against the pole.

Now if some of you out there think such frivolities should not be going on in what is claimed as an authentic Irish Bar can I direct you to where you will discover that such dancing is in the fine tradition if Irish dancing !! Indeed I have even discovered that there is a Pole Dancing World Championship !.

Now fior those of not educated as to what delights await you in the land of pole dancing check out the video below- Enjoy !!

All done in the best possible taste ! - personally having watched the video I cannot see what all the fuss is about


Anonymous Ian Nairn said...

Hi David

Been keeping in touch with your site and I hope everything is well. Just to let you know that I am opening up that accounting thing - remember?! and I will be basing the ops in Riga so I will be over in November/December to test it. we are planning to go live in January/February 09 so I will be over for quite a bit and then once a month or so for a week


6:09 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd just like to put it on record that I'm not responsible for the disintegration of Newcastle Football Club. This kind of thing happens to them at least twice a season. I did happen to be at the stadium shouting 'Taxi for Ashley' a couple of weeks ago but there were other people there shouting the same thing at the same time. I don't think it's my fault.

Bring back King Kev! Haway the Toon!


1:36 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Emma T Glass,

I am very glad to hear that Paddies is going to have Poles dancing!Maybe this will stop them coming to work in my local Tesco store.

You should see them on a night shift,just innocently call in for a Pizza on your way home from the movies and there they are all gabbling in the aisles like little Transylvanian gargoyles,disguised as normal Tesco workers! you can see them eyeing you up, just waiting for you to stray into a dimly lit corner like the bakery dept. then whoosh like some 21st century Bela Lugosi they lick their lips and take off from the delicatessen counter (also closed after dark)and swoop close to your neck.Heaven help us if the Romanians get in. Can Paddies start Rommany dancing also!

5:21 pm  

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