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    I’m not looking for an argument here, but could someone please help me understand something:

    Went to corner 7/11 café for a bottle of wine. It was late, bottle stores are closed – don’t normally buy it from said shop as is rip off, but good for emergencies and we were having people over and no wine in the house.

    Whahaha, no wine! Ask person at till what happened to the wine, answer “been taken over by Muslims”. = no wine, no bacon etc

    OK fine. But I cannot for the life of me understand something:

    If the owner is Muslim – (nowhere to be seen and his employees certainly are not) and wine is against his religion, that’s fine, each for their own – But he doesn’t have to drink the frikkin stuff for heavens sake!

    I don’t like his girly mags he’s got on sale either but it’s a free country and I don’t have to buy them afterall.

    And by not selling to me is he going to convert me or prevent me from getting it anywhere else? I’m just inconvenienced and have to drive further (although it was too late last minute stuff last night) – so he managed to get a non believer to go for one night without any wine. Does he really think by not selling wine he will put people off drinking?

    What is the point? What are they trying to achieve? The only thing this guy is achieving is to p1ss his customers off big time….and what economic sense does that make? I never noticed it before as I buy wine so seldom from a café, but boy was I angry and vowed never to go back.

    Don’t turn this into a fight – just help me understand why this is so, that’s all I’m asking.
    I know how touchy these threads can get. But perhaps if I understood, I wouldn't be so angry about it.
    Last edited by Ivork; 13-05-2008 at 09:38 PM.

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    Because he doesn't want to, simple. It's his shop, he can sell whatever he wants.
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    Ok, there might be a more logical reason for it..

    To sell ANY form of alcohol in our beloved country, you need a liquor license.
    You have to renew it every year, and when you sell your business, the license is non-transferable. The new owner has to apply for one and that could take quite a while. If the dude in charge of issueing it is in a good mood he might issue you a temporary license, if not.. I know of a person that's been waiting for over a year already.

    And yes, on religious grounds he could refuse to have a liquor license on his name but I doubt it, know of quite a few muslims which does have liquor licenses

    Just go ask them?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pooky View Post
    Because he doesn't want to, simple. It's his shop, he can sell whatever he wants.
    Pooky, you and Boodles keep quiet - I'm looking for a serious answer - seriously.

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    @ Ivork. Eish man, you mustn't get pissed off. Calm down. I hope you don't drive into the big hole looking for wine.

    The previous 2 posts say it all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aadil View Post
    @ Ivork. Eish man, you mustn't get pissed off. Calm down. I hope you don't drive into the big hole looking for wine.
    Lol - just imagine if it was all good red down there......
    But yes, i was / still pretty upset about it.

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    Sorry Pooky, wasn't meaning anything, just want an informed answer, not the side comments from the peanut gallery I've been getting, thats all. Did your Essay that went right over my head go alright?
    Last edited by Ivork; 13-05-2008 at 10:11 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fxit_man View Post
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    tea cant do that
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    Quote Originally Posted by Devill View Post
    tea cant do that
    LOL!! Not even Earl Grey?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grusaurus View Post
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    And yes, on religious grounds he could refuse to have a liquor license on his name but I doubt it, know of quite a few muslims which does have liquor licenses
    Thanks.

    Thats what I want to know Grusaurus. What religious grounds?
    If it was... why would some of them have liquor licenses at all then???
    Last edited by Ivork; 13-05-2008 at 10:18 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fxit_man View Post
    LOL!! Not even Earl Grey?
    nope but beer can do that!! (copywrite: alf)
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    What sort of plonk can you buy from a 7/11? Were you having bergies over?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ivork View Post
    I’m not looking for an argument here,...
    You do realise you make a very stupid argument?
    Like You said its a free country and his choice.

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    I saw this happen at a shop in the west rand. They refused to sell a few things and the shop lost a lot of customers, eventualy they had to sell the shop.

    They kept to their principles but I think that it is good business sense to sell what your customers need. If you live in a area where no one eats pork and no one drinks booze then perhaps it might work. However if you live in Witpoortjie where the people love pork chops and beer you are going to fail.
    Perhaps they should have started another shop that did not conflict with their principles.

    Also if you are the only shop in the dorp or if you are a chain shop like Spaar or 7/11 then you should service the public and what they want. If you have special rules then rather open a seperate Halaal buchery where you can service specialist needs whilst the general public can service their needs at a mainstream store

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