Question: Who are the TAPAS' “Teacher’s pet”?
Answer: The IRWINs.
We’ve been told, that the TAPAS made an exception to accommodate T9’s wishes to have a block booking for dinner at 08.30 in their restaurant.
This, we were told, had even to have approval from management.
We’ve also been told that it was very, very hard to be able to book a dinner at TAPAS, for many reasons, but, at least according to the PJ Files, one was because it was better than The Mill.
We were told that this was so much so that you had to queue every morning to reserve.
We’re not exactly clear on who booked for the T9. I’ve read that it was Russ on Sunday, but then again I’ve heard that it was Rachael on Monday.
In any case, we have a "very-hard-to-get booking" the latest on Monday morning.
That’s April 30th.
We’ve seen, in the previous post, that one’s reservation is noted, logically, according with the order with which one arrives in to make it.
Looking at the first THREE “Tapas reservation sheets”, we’ve seen that the Tapas Staff has very methodically created “quarter-of-an-hour” reservation blocks.
I think we all agree that, looking at it in any which angle you wish to do so, that at least within the “quarter-of-an-hour” blocks, the order in which the names appear are according with the order in which they made the reservation.
If for nothing else, this is so because one does start at the top of a page (in this case, block) and continues to write, in an orderly downward manner, whatever one wishes to list.
So, if you look at May 3rd “Tapas reservation sheet”, for the 08.30 “quarter-of-an-hour” reservation block, one is able to see that the IRWINs were able to book BEFORE the T9:
This means, that on Monday morning, the latest, or Sunday morning as is supposedly probable, the IRWINs managed to book a meal 3 or 4 days beforehand.
That would be fine if it weren’t for the supposedly high demand for reservations, and the apparent required authorization.
That makes the IRWINs reservation look as a shameless line jumping, doesn't it?
Or am I reading this wrong? Weren’t there people that queued up on both Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday that weren’t able to get a reservation?
I’m supposing that they wouldn’t be very happy to know that someone who had NOT stayed in line as they did would be able get a reservation, that they didn't.
We’ve also been told that the T9 got that booking because they wanted to be close to the children they left in the apartments.
You may not agree with the reason, or with the meaning of “close” when used in the previous sentence. But it is a reason, and we’ve been told what it is.
But what was the reason for the IRWINs to have been able to book with such anticipation?
I can only see that they were friends with someone from management, and pulled in a favour. We all know that it always pays off to be the “teacher’s pet” don’t we?