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    Itís official. The lunatics are running the asylum

    Today my wife and I were out for lunch.
    When the waitress came to ask us if we wanted anything to drink my wife replied that she would like a glass of red wine. I had a soft drink because I am the car driver.
    The waitress informed my wife that unfortunately thanks to the current Scottish Government rules the restaurant could only serve soft drinks indoors but customers could drink alcohol outdoors.
    In my opinion this is a crazy and ill thought out rule.
    If people can drink alcohol outdoors until 10pm then surely people can also drink alcohol indoors with a meal up to 6pm as the restaurant is forced to close at 6pm every day.
    Nicola Sturgeon will be the first to complain when hundreds of people outwith the Central Belt of Scotland are made redundant as licensed restaurants go bust.
    This is crazy especially at this time of year. People drinking alcohol outdoors in the evening up to 10pm run the risk of catching pneumonia and ending up in intensive care in Hospital.
    I am interested to know how the drinking of soft drinks indoors instead of drinking alcohol with a meal in licensed restaurants is going to halt the spread of the Covid-19 virus.
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    Quote Originally Posted by islaydarkblue View Post
    Today my wife and I were out for lunch.
    When the waitress came to ask us if we wanted anything to drink my wife replied that she would like a glass of red wine. I had a soft drink because I am the car driver.
    The waitress informed my wife that unfortunately thanks to the current Scottish Government rules the restaurant could only serve soft drinks indoors but customers could drink alcohol outdoors.
    In my opinion this is a crazy and ill thought out rule.
    If people can drink alcohol outdoors until 10pm then surely people can also drink alcohol indoors up to 6pm when the restaurant is forced to close at 6pm every day.
    Nicola Sturgeon will be the first to complain when hundreds of people outwith the Central Belt of Scotland are made redundant as licensed restaurants go bust.
    This is crazy especially at this time of year. People drinking alcohol outdoors in the evening up to 10pm run the risk of catching pneumonia and ending up in intensive care in Hospital.
    I am interested to know how the drinking of soft drinks indoors instead of drinking alcohol with a meal in licensed restaurants is going to halt the spread of the Covid-19 virus.
    And you just found this out today?

    Do keep up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deeranged View Post
    And you just found this out today?

    Do keep up.
    I do not drink in pubs and the last time we were out for a meal was on Saturday 3rd October 2020 when this rule was not in force.
    I assumed that pubs and restaurants outwith the Central Belt of Scotland could sell alcohol indoors up to 6pm and outdoors up to 10pm which seems sensible to me.
    All was not lost as we had a delicious meal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by islaydarkblue View Post
    I do not drink in pubs and the last time we were out for a meal was on Saturday 3rd October 2020 when this rule was not in force.
    I assumed that pubs and restaurants outwith the Central Belt of Scotland could sell alcohol indoors up to 6pm and outdoors up to 10pm which seems sensible to me.
    All was not lost as we had a delicious meal.
    I mean you've only just realised the lunatics are running the asylum - been that way for many years - your Tory pals down in England are clear evidence of that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by islaydarkblue View Post
    Today my wife and I were out for lunch.
    When the waitress came to ask us if we wanted anything to drink my wife replied that she would like a glass of red wine. I had a soft drink because I am the car driver.
    The waitress informed my wife that unfortunately thanks to the current Scottish Government rules the restaurant could only sķerve soft drinks indoors but customers could drink alcohol outdoors.
    In my opinion this is a crazy and ill thought out rule.
    If people can drink alcohol outdoors until 10pm then surely people can also drink alcohol indoors with a meal up to 6pm as the restaurant is forced to close at 6pm every day.
    Nicola Sturgeon will be the first to complain when hundreds of people outwith the Central Belt of Scotland are made redundant as licensed restaurants go bust.
    This is crazy especially at this time of year. People drinking alcohol outdoors in the evening up to 10pm run the risk of catching pneumonia and ending up in intensive care in Hospital.
    I am interested to know how the drinking of soft drinks indoors instead of drinking alcohol with a meal in licensed restaurants is going to halt the spread of the Covid-19 virus.
    The alcohol encourages closer contacts and lowers inhibitions. Full Mark's to Mrs Islay for accepting the risks associated with alcohol while in your company.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BCram View Post
    The alcohol encourages closer contacts and lowers inhibitions. Full Mark's to Mrs Islay for accepting the risks associated with alcohol while in your company.
    On the contrary Mrs Islay thinks that it is ridiculous that she cannot have a glass of wine along with her meal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by islaydarkblue View Post
    On the contrary Mrs Islay thinks that it is ridiculous that she cannot have a glass of wine along with her meal.
    I do feel sorry for Mrs Islay missing out on her alcohol, it must have made for a long lunch. I hope she made up for it that evening in the comfort of her own home

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    Quote Originally Posted by dayster View Post
    I do feel sorry for Mrs Islay missing out on her alcohol, it must have made for a long lunch. I hope she made up for it that evening in the comfort of her own home
    It was only a glass of wine.
    We had an excellent lunch. We normally have an evening meal when eating out but the current Scottish Government rules have stopped that as all restaurants must close at 6pm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dayster View Post
    I do feel sorry for Mrs Islay missing out on her alcohol, it must have made for a long lunch. I hope she made up for it that evening in the comfort of her own home
    My wife has a message for you. ďI had a most enjoyable lunch with my husband and did not miss my glass of wineĒ.
    I have some information for you which I have emailed to the 1893 Foundation

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