Fred Minkleman, owner of Gambay’s Pub in the 1912 Bar District of Wuxi, banned his 3000th patron, in the year of 2012, from ever coming back to his pub. In Gambay’s history, it was the earliest in a year, that the 3000th patron had been banned. The previous earliest date had been on May 20, 2010 when Minkleman had the 3000th Patron of 2010 from ever coming back to pub. "Usually, we don’t ban the 3000th patron of the year till June or August. Last year, we banned patron number 3000 on August 8th!" said Minkleman in an interview with the WCE Blog.
Minkleman told the WCE Blog that he attributed this year’s early 3000th banned customer to the fact that business at Gambay’s had been better than ever, due to the amazingly great monarchy of King Gorzo the Mighty, and so it was only natural that more unruly, uncivilized and uneducated patrons would come into his pub.
The 3000th banned patron 0f 2012, Peter Southland from Ontario, Canada, was banned from Gambay’s for dunking his head in a toilet and attempting to distribute White Supremacist pamphlets. His photo was put into the Gambay’s barred patron registry before he was kicked out with the golden boot, now traditionally used to kick out the 3000th banned patron of the year.
"Patrons can get banned for a variety of reasons. But it usually comes down to how they treat the other patrons. I am fortunate to have been born with a thick skin so I don’t care what is said to me! But my patrons are King and if you mistreat or disrespect them, you are out of my pub forever!" said Minkleman. "We have banned a lot of Frenchmen for being assholes and speaking in a pretentious manner; we have banned Germans for forgetting that they lost the war; English teachers for grammar mistakes and mangling the English language, and a lot of Canadians for over-zealously trying to get the attention of Expats from all other countries. It is my dream to ban Andis Kaulins from coming to Gambay’s but he is too cheap to ever take a step on our premises!"