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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JD114 JD114 12:46 pm 12 Feb 09

My dear chap,

One knows that the Braddon bottle shops are not for the chattering classes. If one desires to purchase that low brow amber fluid so loved by the lower classes, one should head over to Kingston, Charnwood or perhaps Queanbeyan. Leave the Braddon boutiques free to do what they do best, wank on about hints of chocolate and aromas of cassis.

chewy14 chewy14 12:49 pm 12 Feb 09

Are you sure they didn’t deny you service because you’re a Ranga?

eyeLikeCarrots eyeLikeCarrots 12:53 pm 12 Feb 09

What did they sting you for the Laphroaig ?

realityskin realityskin 12:57 pm 12 Feb 09

Ardberg Uigeadail won World Whiskey of the year 2009 and best single malt !

Madame Workalot Madame Workalot 1:00 pm 12 Feb 09

I don’t blame them for not serving you, but it’s a bit rude to then change their mind when they worked out you wanted more than a six pack of VB.

Just to clarify – nothing personal, I just don’t think people should get around wearing next to no clothes. And before anyone gets into me for being hypocritical, I think the only appropriate place for a bikini is beside a pool or at the beach 🙂

Gobbo Gobbo 1:01 pm 12 Feb 09

I bet you won’t be happy about the nude bike ride then. 🙂

Dante Dante 1:04 pm 12 Feb 09

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

Pommy bastard Pommy bastard 1:05 pm 12 Feb 09

Laphroaig and Ardbeg? A man of some rare taste for a colonial! Add in a bottle of Bowmore and you have the makings of a quiet night in in front of the TV.

Madame Workalot Madame Workalot 1:11 pm 12 Feb 09

@Gobbo – no worries with organised nudity 🙂

I just don’t think it’s fair to inflict it on the unprepared 😛

bloodnut bloodnut 1:34 pm 12 Feb 09

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.

realityksin – i think we finally have something in common.

rosebud rosebud 1:37 pm 12 Feb 09

Nude Ladies Live
No reason…I just felt like saying it.

justbands justbands 1:43 pm 12 Feb 09

> Just to clarify – nothing personal, I just don’t think people should get around wearing next to no clothes. And before anyone gets into me for being hypocritical, I think the only appropriate place for a bikini is beside a pool or at the beach 🙂

Damn straight…imagine being able to see (shock! horror!) SKIN! I’m frightened just thinking about it.

Woody Mann-Caruso Woody Mann-Caruso 1:51 pm 12 Feb 09

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.

Stainless Steel Rat Stainless Steel Rat 1:54 pm 12 Feb 09

Lagavulan for the win, beats the laphroaig hands down!

http://www.scotchwhisky.net/malt/lagavulan.htm

I’ve no idea why they are applying dress standards in a bottolo, only reason I can think of is that it’s part of a pub that requires dress standards…. But yeah, funny how they don’t care when you are looking at a nice bottle of scotch….

astrojax astrojax 2:02 pm 12 Feb 09

though i agree with ssr regarding lagavulan, can i come to the coast with you?? : )

astrojax astrojax 2:02 pm 12 Feb 09

and hey, i have become a veteran! – will miss the halcyon days of raising rabble…

Madame Workalot Madame Workalot 2:08 pm 12 Feb 09

@Justbands – no problem with skin, I think it’s more of a hygiene issue. What would you do if the guy crammed on the bus next to you decided to take his shirt off? Or when you’re going down the supermarket aisle and have to squeeze past the sweaty chick in a bikini?

MrMagoo MrMagoo 2:08 pm 12 Feb 09

chewy14 said :

Are you sure they didn’t deny you service because you’re a Ranga?

ha ha too bloody funny.

justbands justbands 2:11 pm 12 Feb 09

> What would you do if the guy crammed on the bus next to you decided to take his shirt off? Or when you’re going down the supermarket aisle and have to squeeze past the sweaty chick in a bikini?

a) I don’t catch buses….so that one’s easy
b) Actually, that’d be just fine. 😉

Dante Dante 2:14 pm 12 Feb 09

Ahahah, you think I work for 1st Choice? Nah, I just read signs as I enter businesses.

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