During Sistahs Jammin’ 2016 at the Royalton White Sands July 3rd – July 10th, 2016 not once did we see any local “Jamaican soft drinks” (a thing we Jamaicans call soda). As a joke, whenever the wairer/waitress asked what I would like to drink, I’d say Ting and the servers would politely laugh and say they only served gingerale, coke soda and juices.
On July 9th we decided to go to the sports bar to have lunch and again when asked about my choice of beverage, I again said Ting and again, was gently told it wasn’t available.
As we entered the sports bar, I noticed a manager talking to a member of his staff. When they finished their conversation, I went up to the manager and shared my disappointment in not being able to get any local beverages such as Ginger Beer or Ting (my favorite). He simply smiled and said I will make sure you have your Ting. However, I was leaving the following morning so I didn’t have much confidence that I would actually get it.
I totally forgot about the conversation over lunch as I was gathering my stuff for our departure when I heard a knock on my door. To my surprise, a young man delivered me an ice bucket with a bottle of Ting inside of it! It was like it was a bottle of one of the most expensive champagne or something! I was floored!
The fact that I was heard is an indication that this company wants to make their guests happy even if it’s only a bottle of “Ting”