Sunday, October 07, 2012

We need to be more like Durango.

My, how times have changed -- and I'm not referring to the lament of the Amarillo tourist, but rather how I learned of it: From Charlie Papazian, via Twitter.

Durangoans rude to Texans – and no Bud!

Durango, you are in trouble. Tourism in Durango will decline in future years. My wife and I just got back from Durango, after not visiting in almost 12 years. The town has changed completely.

The wait staffs were rude all around town when we tried to go out and eat. You can’t find a cold Budweiser or Bud Light on draft anywhere. Heads up, Durango, not everyone likes that locally brewed beer. Sure, it may be local and fun to try once in awhile, but don’t forget that the people who spend the most money in your town are the tourists. Tourists will try the Durango beers once, but we want to go back to our old-fashioned Buds.

The list goes on and on about how bad our trip to Durango was this get-around. Hopefully, this beautiful town can grow some nice people again and learn to cater to tourists better.

Walter Cliff

Amarillo, Texas

1 comment:

antzman said...

Sounds like its time to hit up Durango!