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Good for Saskatoon

I don’t know if you remember the scene from The Empire Strikes Back where Darth Vader sends out all of the imperial probe droids to find the secret Rebel base on Hoth (Han Solo and Chewbacca destroyed it) but I am thinking of getting one.

ProbeDroid TSWA

They would come in extremely useful in doing anything social downtown.  One of my favourite places in Saskatoon is the Rook & Raven.  Last summer you could go down at anytime and get a table.  Now you can’t get in if your life depended on it.  Of course there is always State & Main but from the day it started, you can’t get in.  Winston’s is as busy as it is loud and this is even after they opened the basement up.  I don’t even like the The Woods Ale House and it is always busy.  O’Shea’s Irish Pub often has room but it smells like deep fryer grease and we never want to go there.   There is a new pub going into where Scratch used to be and that could help a bit but the opening of The Woods Ale House and State & Main has only made it busier.

It’s good for Saskatoon to have a vibrant downtown at night and I can think of many big cities that would like to have a similar feel downtown but it’s awfully annoying when you try to go out with friends.  That is where these droids would come in useful.  They could scout ahead, save some seats, and if there is a deflector shield or ion cannon, I would know in advance.  It would also be a new revenue source for Saskatoon Cycles… droid valet.