Monday, October 1, 2012

Ticket Office AND Snack Bar, WHY NOT?!

Why not, right? hehehe

This is at the ticket counters of Zest Air, just beside Cebu Pacific’s, inside just one room (ticket offices) at the Daniel Z. Romualdez Airport in Tacloban. They are not really of the airlines per se. I think these ticket counters (for both airlines) belong to just one GSA (General Sales Agent). I even saw their sir (owner?) who arrived in his fairly new car, parked up front, and the ticket agents went out to haul boxes and boxes of bottled water, juice drinks, etc!

Entrepreneurship? Well, probably this young dude wants to become the next conglomerate like Henry Sy or John Gokongwei hehe. Ah, forget the tasteful air-conditioned elegance at the PAL ticket office in the next room. These are (probably) hard times. So they must sell and earn from whatever they can think of. I wouldn’t be surprised if in the next few days there’ll already be cellphone load (top-up), sandwiches, t-shirts, binagol, chocolate moron, alimango, bulad, sisi, banig, puto, pastillas, curioso, keseo, arasip, ira-id, minuron, salukara, yosi, beer, kinilaw, suka nga tuba, suka nga nipa, kuyog, ginamos, hipon, sinelas, shades, fake nga relo, USB drives, iPod, iPad, payong, toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, sabon, whisper, modess, biogesic, bonamine, paypay, sardinas, noodles, hopia, kiamoy, champoy, ginger, ginseng etcetera, etcetera – and most ‘eespesyaleee’ tiger balm and white flower!

Welcome to Chinatown!

Mind you, the drinks being sold in this Ticket Office are cheaper than if you still walk the distance to those turo-turo shacks across and at the end of the parking lot!

Haduuy Mana, the signs of our times really. Maresyo!