It pains me to say this.However, I am going to say it. There has been a couple of instances recently where I have witnessed rude, disrespectful behaviour by a small minority of CAMRA members.
Why do a small band of members think they have a licence to stroll into a pub and be down right rude to the bar staff.One such example was when a couple of 'jumped up' members came into a Wetherspoons pub and said, as their pints were being pulled.'We are CAMRA members and have a 50p discount voucher' said in this patronising manner.Big deal! Why cant you be polite and just say , like 95% of members.'I have a 50p voucher'.
What a couple of little tossers.It is this attitude that tarnishes the good name of the wonderful organisation,that is CAMRA. Why do they think being in CAMRA entitles you to look down on hard working,polite and patient bar staff.
The second example was a group who walked into a pub and just looked at the selection on offer.There was FIVE quality cask ales on the bar. One or two just said'We have tried all them'.And promptly walked out! I would have been saying.'Well 'do one' and do not darken my door again'.What a set of ignorant sods! They could have had the decency to buy a half.
Why does this happen? Perhaps you have a similar tale to tell. Perhaps you know the reason!
Thankfully,the vast majority of CAMRA members are nice,polite,easy going people.Who are passionate and eager to promote everything good and positive on the real ale scene.