Barça taking a corner at their enormous Camp Nou home ground.
A wonderful experience. Yet one with a sour taste left in the mouth.
Before the game I was struck by the ease of getting into the stadium. In stark contrast to Cape Town’s Green Point I might add.
But this good first impression was soon eroded.
I queued at one of the stalls inside for a beer. But I then refused it.
You see, unbeknown to me, they only sold zero alcohol lager. I only saw by chance as I glimpsed a can.
This was not what I wanted, nor what I ordered.
A few crossed words later, I was off. No transaction made.
It was the same at Rio’s Maracana. Disgraceful.
At least at Melbourne’s MCG you can suffer 2% dishwater.
How can they think this is in any way a quality offering?
There should be no such thing as alcohol-free beer alone in such a mass market environment. It’s all or nothing.
Not even any explanatory signage.
It also exposes a chasm between expectations and delivery.
Are you offering something sub-standard that riles your prospects?
It might not even be in terms of actual product.
What about your Proposal? Your pricing email? Your leave-behinds?
Are they seriously up to scratch? Or alcohol-free?