Fish Market, 15 February 2012
The SELC Business English class has a topic for every term. Ours was “Customer Service”. To see that live we went to the Sydney Fish Market on a lovely Wednesday morning. The weather was as good as our mood. Who wouldn’t be happy to spend a day outside instead of sitting in a classroom?
Like everyone else, I was really anxious to see the place. Our teacher Graham, had told us a few stories about the Fish Market and we read some articles about the place – some positive, some negative. When we arrived I couldn’t find the entrance. That was proof enough that all the stories were true. The whole place is a big mess. However, I have to admit that it has its charm. To the untrained eye it may look unorganized but for the people working there everything is just fine the way it is.
We took with us a list of questions to be answered concerning customer service at the Fish Market. So we went out to explore the different areas. To be honest: it smelled really strongly of fish. And I don’t like that at all. Everybody else though seemed not to bother…
After we finished our task we were free to do whatever we liked to. We decided to have lunch. Of course I tried different sorts of fish with rice. It tasted wonderful. We were sitting outside at a table on the waterfront and watched the jelly fish in the water. The sun was shining and like everyone else I was enjoying the experience. If only that smell hadn’t been there…
By Sandra Friedli, SELC Business English student from Switzerland.
Revised by our teacher Graham Walsh-Green