If it’s Tuesday, this must be boredom
Want to get a bit crazy tonight? Then head out for dinner, you’d be the only one.
Australians are a bunch of nannas when it comes to having a social life mid-week.
A recent Sunday Telegraph poll showed that Tuesdays are our least favourite night in the week for eating out and restaurants are paying the price.
And actually, it’s not just Tuesday nights. Sunday Telegraph food writer Elizabeth Meryment said plenty of Sydney restaurants are considering shutting their doors on Wednesday and Thursday night too because it’s costing them far too much to stay open.
Makes you wonder what we are doing on a Tuesday night then.
Television is woeful, with the exception of SBS Insight. Okay and sometimes Packed to the Rafters.
Maybe we’re at the movies. Here in Sydney Tuesday nights have always been about cheap cinema tickets and given the price of normal movie ticket these days that wouldn’t be surprising. But what’s a movie without dinner?
Time Out Magazine recommends a crazy 80s dress up inspired aerobics classes, and a whole stack of trivia and comedy nights on a Tuesday. Perhaps we’re too busy keeping our minds and bodies fit to bother about eating dinner.
Most likely we’re just saving our pennies for the weekend.
As Sydney Chef Matt Kemp told the Telegraph, while his weeknight bookings are suffering, weekends are in full swing.
“We’ve got a waitlist as long as my bloody arm,” he said.
And that makes sense. Who wants to head out on a school night anyway? Everything’s more fun when you know you can sleep-in the next day.
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