New sign gets 
people talking

The Patrisse.
The Patrisse.

A sign outside a local business has got a lot of people literally talking in Banbridge.

The Patrisse Cafe in the town put out a board reading “No, we don’t have wifi....Talk to each either”, which put a smile on passer by’s faces.

Anna McCusker, proprietor of the business which is one of Banbridge’s oldest cafes said that while wifi is available on the premises she decided to encourage her customers to chat amongst themselves after seeing an article online where another business had taken the same approach.

“I put the sign out a couple of weeks ago after I saw it on the internet and loved the idea of people having craic instead of being preoccupied with technology. It is something I really like the idea of,” said Anna who took over the business, which has been running since 1964, in March.

The busy mum of two young children said: “People really like it and a lot of customers have been commenting about it.

“It is a bit of laugh and we have been having some banter with the customer too.”

She added: I love seeing people engaging in conversation and enjoying our home cooked foods.”