Here is the NBAAC Sussex Flea Market Web Site http://www.nbaac.org/fleamarket.htm . You may notice it says No dogs with the exception of those working for the disabled.
(After my complaint, they changed their website)
Unfortunately I was not permitted to enter!
Here I am outside the ticket booth with daddy. We actually paid and got in. I was inside my travel bag under mom's arm, but when my ears poked out of my hoodie the security guard came running and asked me to leave even though I told him I was not a dog. I was also wearing a shirt labelled "Security" so maybe they felt threatened...
My people asked for a manager, or a person to call to sort out this case of mistaken identity. Once we established that I was indeed a cat, and not a dog, we were told "No PETS are allowed to enter".
My people and I tried explaining that I was not a pet! I am a serious adventure cat who reports on local tourism! It may sound crazy, but this is my job. I have my own blog! I just reviewed Peggy's cove! I work at a flea market! I earn good money! I was featured in the "Times and Transcript"!
We were referred to the supervisor of security who did not seem impressed with my credentials. We asked if she would like to see my web site? She did not want to. She did tell us "You are definitely not allowed in with the cat" and "You people top the list of all the people I've spoken to today". I do not think that was meant to be a compliment.
So that is all I have to report about the Annual Sussex Flea Market put on by the NBAAC. Their ticket booths are green. Their security is tight.
They get a whopping 0 Meows out of 5.
Upon returning to my humble abode I had my people write a letter on my behalf, to the NBAAC via email (or peemail for some of you). If you are interested I posted a copy of said letter below:
Hi there, I report on tourist attractions and was refused entry into the Sussex flea market. I would like to lodge a formal complaint. Here is my web log on which I post my ratings of various functions, restaurants and sights. http://www.nofuratu.blogspot.com/ . You may think this is some kind of a joke. I assure you I am quite serious and disappointed with my treatment. I currently work at Carson's flea market in Moncton every Sunday, have paid for a booth at Magnetic Hill flea market for the last 4 years and have been asked over and over by my fans if I will get a booth at the Sussex Flea Market. With this in mind I had my people drive me there today to check out the set up and post a review of my findings on my web site. I did exactly that.
Thank you for your time,
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