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The Booze Thread

APS

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I don't drink except for 1 glass of wine with my Xmas dinner.
 

DrLeftover

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Oh, no, I never touch the stuff.

I don't.

I use a cup.

If I 'touch it' it means some spilled and I have to clean it up.
 

Kaunisto

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Beer, whisky and vodka (or to be exact a Finnish equivalent).

Though not that often any of those, save beer or two a week with food.
 

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Alcohol sales boom in Pakistan

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Whether it's beer produced by the crateful in Murree's venerable red brick brewery - opposite the powerful army's headquarters in Rawalpindi - or wine discreetly fermented in a bedroom, alcohol sales are booming in "teetotalitarian" Pakistan.

Strangers to the Islamic Republic may be surprised that the country industriously - and at Murree openly - produces such quantities of booze, despite it being forbidden to 97-percent of the population.

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With cans priced at 300 rupees (R43) on the legal market in a country where the average salary is 13,000 (R1, 872), the brewery caters mainly to a Muslim elite willing to break the rules.

Tahir Ahmed, a therapist specialising in addiction, who is worried about the rise in alcoholism, says that off licence stores "sell the booze to the people who can afford it, and only Muslims can".

"The middle class is steeped in Islamic morality, but the upper class are getting richer, and it is a new norm that if you invite someone for dinner you will be serving alcohol. It is socially expected."
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More:
http://www.enca.com/life/food-wine/alcohol-sales-booming-in-pakistan


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DrLeftover

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For the first time in a month or more I got to sit on the back patio, listen to a ball game on the radio, drink a beer, smoke my pipe, and do NOTHING!

The phone didn't ring, nobody came by, etc....


It Was WONDERFUL!


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DrLeftover

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Oh, yes.

After a week of ... .... working more than I wanted to at a part time job, then painting a PUKE PURPLE bathroom (think, a combination of grape kool-aid, a touch a pink, and a bad day at Martha Stewart Inc), having to photograph a 50th wedding anniversary dinner on short notice (call came in WHILE painting said bathroom), then working a church annual meeting... THEN spending half a day half sick......

Oh, yes.


... ... .. ... ... ... .... .... booze,

in an 'ice tea glass', with, count them, TWO, ice cubes.


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Webster

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Strangers to the Islamic Republic may be surprised that the country industriously - and at Murree openly - produces such quantities of booze, despite it being forbidden to 97-percent of the population.
This isn't surprising; even though - in theory - most every Muslim country has laws prohibiting alcohol, those laws (and their enforcement) run the gamut from very strict enforcement (in Iran & Saudi Arabia, for instance) to allowed in certain communities (i.e. religious minorities in Muslim countries) to a mix of frowned on but allowed under certain circumstances to legal (i.e. such as in Indonesia and Malaysia).

Pakistan falls apparently in the third group.
 

DrLeftover

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August is finally over.

Working both jobs (city maintenance in the morning, K12 in afternoon), VBS for a week (it was fun, the kids loved it, but it was a LOT of work!!!), a dying then dead riding lawnmower, a family funeral complete with out of town relatives staying with us for almost a week, ETC....


Yesterday afternoon I got to have a drink, listen to TWO ball games, and be thankful that August is over.


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