No Coloureds Allowed
Oh there were plenty of places like that once upon a time in Manchester. Places where you just couldn’t go in if you were “brown”. But Manchester has changed. There may be a few places like that but they are tired dingy little holes that are drying up. No. We are better for the changes we have made now.
No Coloureds Allowed is a “trope” many of us have. It’s where an establishment gets “rid” of you either through bad service or just constant fuck ups or just doing stuff that makes you leave. Oh I have been sat in seats in the back rather than the windows. I once got sat next to the lavatory where my dining experience was initially punctuated by wafts of rather chemical smelling air. There were other seats but they were “reserved”. I have even sat in a restaurant where I was roundly ignored till I just left. These were in the days before Yelp and social media, but things have changed. We have made “progress”. But it still happens.
Some of us have experienced it first hand. [Read more…]