Dress Standards at Canberra Bottle Shop

bloodnut 12 February 2009 52

Just for interests sake, had the following experience at a local store recently…

Last week in the middle of a heatwave, on holidays prior to driving down the coast I walked into a franchised liquor store in Braddon and was denied service for wearing the Australian summer uniform – boardshorts, thongs and no shirt.

Was wondering if any one else had experienced dress regs at a Canberra bottle shop before…

In a fit of hypocrisy they allowed me service when I explained I would like a bottle of Laphroaig and Ardbeg to take down the coast with me.


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Gobbo Gobbo 10:14 am 13 Feb 09

What about a nice splash of room temperature whiskey instead? 🙂

I have no taste. I won’t mention what I usually drink with whiskey.

neanderthalsis neanderthalsis 10:14 am 13 Feb 09

Just as long as room temperature isn’t 40 degrees.

johnboy johnboy 10:10 am 13 Feb 09

Seriously if you haven’t tried a splash of room temperature water give it a go, it really does unlock the flavours and the aroma (nose).

Pommy bastard Pommy bastard 10:10 am 13 Feb 09

hairy nosed wombat said :

Every Scot i know, when asked what they want with their whisky, Say

“More Whisky”

Myt favourite quip at the bar;
“Would you like anything in your Scotch?”
“Yes, another one please.”

Woody Mann-Caruso Woody Mann-Caruso 10:07 am 13 Feb 09

Given that your vehemence is mildly out of character WMC

Are you new here?

I will assume you are a cheap scotch reeking fatty

And slow too. Jameson isn’t scotch. And if you equate price with quality in whisky, whiskey or bourbon, you’re also ignorant. Not that I expected anything more from a CUB.

The scots will tell you to dilute with room temperature water.

The Scots are right.

hairy nosed wombat hairy nosed wombat 10:06 am 13 Feb 09

Every Scot i know, when asked what they want with their whisky, Say

“More Whisky”

Pommy bastard Pommy bastard 10:03 am 13 Feb 09

Please insert “who” in between “but” and “pays” in the above.

Pommy bastard Pommy bastard 10:02 am 13 Feb 09

johnboy said :

The scots will tell you to dilute with room temperature water. Two parts scotch to one part water.

Yes, but pays any attention to what the Scots say?

Whiskey should be taken neat, no water no ice.

johnboy johnboy 9:49 am 13 Feb 09

The scots will tell you to dilute with room temperature water. Two parts scotch to one part water.

The chilling of ice destroys too many of the flavours.

neanderthalsis neanderthalsis 9:28 am 13 Feb 09

Glen Livet as an ice cream sauce? The only way to drink a single malt whisky is neat, or perhaps with ice. I cringe when I see someone mix a good malt with coke or ginger ale.

George George 9:06 am 13 Feb 09

Do you have a beer gut?

ant ant 4:21 pm 12 Feb 09

All I can say is, Glenlivet makes terrible ice cream sauce, and having exhausted that possibility, no one could work out what to do with the stuff. It was inflicted on us by a Du Pont who evidently thought it was a Good Thing.

Dante Dante 4:07 pm 12 Feb 09

Nah it was Jackass… ‘Excuse you… excuse you!” from the checkout lady. Classic.

hairy nosed wombat hairy nosed wombat 4:00 pm 12 Feb 09

I remember a stunt they did on Jackass (or one of the many clone shows)

They found a store with a sign of
“No shirt
no shoes
No service”

So the performer wandered in, wearing just a shirt and shoes.

Ps. I prefer Cardhu

PsydFX PsydFX 3:56 pm 12 Feb 09

bloodnut said :

Dante said :

It says No Shirt No Service as you walk into 1st Choice, quick complaining.

But they served me – maybe you and your other staff should be consistent at least. I wont be spending my money with you anymore anyway.

So you’re boycotting them for being inconsistent?

jube_V8Fairlane_235kw jube_V8Fairlane_235kw 3:51 pm 12 Feb 09

Less clothes on = less places to hide gun = almost an OH&S requirement in Braddon bottlo’s?

aussielyn aussielyn 3:51 pm 12 Feb 09

Forget Jameson WMC, for the good craic try Black Bush

G-Fresh G-Fresh 3:46 pm 12 Feb 09

Lagavulan ftw

PM PM 3:41 pm 12 Feb 09

If a topless woman came in I’m sure the bloke behind the counter wouldn’t have complained.

Somewhat unfairly, if a topless bloke walked into a shop with topless ladies behind the bar he’d probably be asked to leave.

bloodnut bloodnut 3:40 pm 12 Feb 09

Woody Mann-Caruso said :

Put a shirt on, you pig. Drinking single malt (ooh, we’re all terribly impressed) doesn’t make you any less of a filthy monga. Either you’re in less than top physical condition, in which case nobody wants to see it, or you’re in great shape, in which case nobody will ever love looking at you as much as you do.

Given that your vehemence is mildly out of character WMC I will assume you are a cheap scotch reeking fatty to whom the sight of non-fatties is abhorrent. grow up.

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