Leadfingers - there you go........... beer again! I've already made that point - TWICE!
Ythanside - Of course I accept that those people disagree with me! Why? Maybe I touched a nerve.
Mavomick - He didn't do it for the money and was happy to stand a loss (they take a small fortune all year round anyway). He did it because he was approached and ASKED to do it. His gripe was simply that the gesture wasn't there. Thanks for your remarks too.
Now, various people have made various excuses but, at the end of the day, the fact remains that 45 people turned up for practice and only 4 people bought a coffee. Considering that he bothered to open up for them and lay on staff as well, my point is that the very least they could have done was to support him in some small way as he had done for them.