Yes Russell, Port “Auguta” is looking better but Alice is …

Comment on Grog stats may be useless as they do not include online and mail orders by Gavin Carpenter.

Yes Russell, Port “Auguta” is looking better but Alice is still the best. You say “One wonders how he’d go trying to do something difficult, like turn down the tap.”
Ask people in Broome about turning down the tap in Halls Creek and Fitzroy Crossing. Ask people in Isa, Katherine and Tennant Creek about when they ‘turned down the tap’ and closed the pub in Borroloola.
Thirsty Thursday turned down the tap to an extent in Tennant and some of the best ‘blues’ ever witnessed in the main street were on Thursday afternoons. Nothing short of a total disgrace.
In their wisdom they cut out casks in Tennant and at the time I was quoted in the Australian, “aircraft flying over Tennant don’t need directional finding, just look for the glint from the broken glass”.
What else do we ‘try’ before someone gets serious?? There are times when you need to be cruel to be kind!!!
I can suggest a solution but it is certainly not politically correct nor politically acceptable.

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Grog stats may be useless as they do not include online and mail orders
It is real simple to purchase on the i’net, have not bought grog locally for three years. It is delivered to your door by courier or pick up from the post office when a card is in your box, depending on the supplier you use. Usually a week to 10 days. Watch the specials on the regular emails, some are even freight free.
I believe in buying locally where possible but the hassles of what you can buy, how much you can buy, when you can buy it are all too hard.
Just see the pallets at the post office and the back of the courier truck when deliveries are on.
The stats are well and truly stacked!

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