to think it's a good idea to sell gin in cafes?

(42 Posts)
purplepinkstars Sat 07-Sep-13 13:41:38

Because after shopping with a one and a three year old I need gin, and I don't even like gin, but I need it. And hot chocolate doesn't do enough, even with cream and marshmallows, the biscuit would help but ds1 takes that, even when they give me two. So aibu?

beanandspud Sun 08-Sep-13 19:50:30

I've always thought cafés should just give away a free gin to every parent who looks as if they need one. A bit like the free shots that you often get after a meal on holiday.

CHJR Sun 08-Sep-13 19:24:38

I think alcohol and newspapers should be on tap (but only at adult height) next to children's playgrounds grin

It finished today. It was on over the summer months as for the 75th anniversary. It was good but you didn't miss anything amazing.

PGTip Sun 08-Sep-13 14:18:07

Peppermint, my eldest would love the Beanotown exhibition, is it still on??

eddiemairswife Sat 07-Sep-13 19:44:12

Drinking some now.Henceforth I shall call my Winter Fuel Allowance my Gin Allowance.

DameFanny Sat 07-Sep-13 19:22:11

I may have taken gininatin on the last couple of family picnics. I don't like lemonade or ginger beer and DH doesn't like my driving so I think it's perfectly permissable.

Winterwardrobetime Sat 07-Sep-13 19:17:56

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Ooh I went to the Beanotown exhibition in London, and they sold cocktails and alcohol in their sandwich bar cafe. Mothers of menaces needing alcohol? Genius idea.

Oh, 'a shitload' for me too, great!

OP, YANBU of course.
I'd rather NOT go to a teetotal cafe at all with DCs in tow, then go with them and have to stick to carrot cake (much as I like, 'tis not the same as gin).

DP drunk all my emergency Gin-In-A-Tin. AIBU to LTB?

PGTip Sat 07-Sep-13 19:08:42

YABU I don't like gin, but will agree to it if they have vodka as well gringrin

PoppyWearer Sat 07-Sep-13 19:04:35

The Gin Allowance Handbook, "GAH" for short. For those moments when you say "Gah!" and need gin. grin

tunnocksteacake Sat 07-Sep-13 18:01:09

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

TheYamiOfYawn Sat 07-Sep-13 18:00:17

You need a hipflask of brandy to add to the hot chocolate.

PoppyWearer Sat 07-Sep-13 17:22:59

Huzzah! wine

HoopersGinger Sat 07-Sep-13 17:22:03

Great news indeed Poppy ! I can purchase it from M&S ready mixed with my vast benefit wealth smile

PoppyWearer Sat 07-Sep-13 17:20:04

Oh and I am not official.

(Where is OliviaMumsnet when we need her, she is off-the-gin but very much the Official Voice on all things gin-related).

PoppyWearer Sat 07-Sep-13 17:18:40

Hoopers I've consulted the gin-allowance handbook* and the allowance for you is technically known as "a shitload".

5+ DCs and you qualify for "a fuckload".

*not really.

PoppyWearer Sat 07-Sep-13 17:17:19

YANBU.

Theme parks should also sell gin, IMHO. Would make the whole awful experience just that little bit more bearable.

In the meantime, I must find DH's hip flask...

ginmakesitallok Sat 07-Sep-13 17:16:56

Yanbu

HoopersGinger Sat 07-Sep-13 17:15:55

Please *

HoopersGinger Sat 07-Sep-13 17:14:54

I am a lone parent with 4 children. Pleas can someone official please inform me of my personal gin allowance?

StuntGirl Sat 07-Sep-13 17:08:38

My brother keeps a hipflask of jager on his person at all times.

weirdthing Sat 07-Sep-13 17:00:29

1984 is a fabulous book and John Hurt is brilliant in the film too.

Hope you hear some positive news (((Tunnocks)))

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