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Salient. Victoria University Student Newspaper. Volume 39, Issue 3. 15th March [1976]

Tickets, what are they?

Tickets, what are they?

Dear Salient,

Why the ridiculous 'ticket' system in the downstairs cafe.

1.Wait in a queue (5 mins).
2.

Look at the sandwiches and cakes.

(Behind a screen with the notice; please do not help yourself)

(2 mins).

3.Ask for sandwiches.
4.Told have to pay First and get a ticket. Complain you haven't come for a ticket but for food and wish to be served as you pay.
5.Told will get food only when you have got a ticket. Buy ticket. (3 mins).
6.

Wait again for ticket to be collected.

(5 mins).

7.

Ticket collected.

Again repeat order.

Lady called down other end. (5mins) Returns.

Again repeat order.

(Total - 20 minutes).

8.Leave and write a letter to Salient requesting an explanation for this frustrating inefficient ill-conceived system.
— "please do not help yourself"