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Old Aug 24th 2017, 6:16 am   #16
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I'm pleased that booze isn't included.
Already subject to sin tax, along with pork
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so fags bought from duty free will be cheaper or more expensive now?
I dont smoke...anymore
I vape...yes I am cool, deal with it
does yours look like a C-battery or a beta-max cassette with a straw coming out of it?
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does yours look like a C-battery or a beta-max cassette with a straw coming out of it?
Doesn't matter. Neither look as cool as a normal cig.
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Doesn't matter. Neither look as cool as a normal cig.
quite.

Shisha costs to (not) double!
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Yup 30% on booze if I remember rightly.
Only in Dubai (and I never buy it in Dubai), in Abu Dhabi it's a lot, lot cheaper, and this is a Federal tax, ie, countrywide, not specific to an Emirate.
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It'll still be used as a reason to hike the prices, and that's across the board, not just Shisha, it'll also happen with all restaurants, then they'll use the 5% Vat rate to hike prices by 10%.

Or am I just a cynical old fart.
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It'll still be used as a reason to hike the prices, and that's across the board, not just Shisha, it'll also happen with all restaurants, then they'll use the 5% Vat rate to hike prices by 10%.

Or am I just a cynical old fart.
For once, no....but I'd do the same if I were a company:

Take an item at 75 dirhams.
Add 5% VAT
= 78.75
Is the seller going to leave it at that? Or round up to 80?
The extra 1.25 could go towards the cost of employing people / services to process the VAT or maybe just make it 85 just to be safe and get another slither of profit.
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Doesn't matter. Neither look as cool as a normal cig.
ha! keep on smoking cigs and you will get cancer and die....whereas....I will also die...of one thing or another...in the end.
I dont know why I even bother with logic anymore honestly
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I have a strange, compelling desire to sin. Something, anything.

Suggestions, please.
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I have a strong desire to sin.

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Eid weekend trip away? Or is that when you're going to Scotland?
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I edited. Reads a bit better now, methinks.

It was just a weird floating desire to have a vice. I don't know why.

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Eid weekend trip away? Or is that when you're going to Scotland?
I leave for Scotland tonight. At least I hope I do. There's something odd about my booking when I attempted to check in online, which doubtlessly has to do with the ticket being a BA ticket but flight is on QR, and I'm told to check in on QR but QR won't let me, and my name is utterly screwed up but I can't get the manage my booking feature to correct it.
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I have a strange, compelling desire to sin. Something, anything.

Suggestions, please.
given your excitement threshold, I would suggest putting some chili in the guacamole.
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Don't like spicy food, sorry.

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given your excitement threshold, I would suggest putting some chili in the guacamole.
Well, not quite true. Spicy food for me is something to be experienced at the right place at the right time. Like a curry in a hot, steamy, tropical clime with a ice cold beer. Not an everyday occurrence.
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I edited. Reads a bit better now, methinks.

It was just a weird floating desire to have a vice. I don't know why.



I leave for Scotland tonight. At least I hope I do. There's something odd about my booking when I attempted to check in online, which doubtlessly has to do with the ticket being a BA ticket but flight is on QR, and I'm told to check in on QR but QR won't let me, and my name is utterly screwed up but I can't get the manage my booking feature to correct it.
Using BA reference instead of QR to bring it up in search?

Anyway. Sin.
Have something filthy for lunch?
Pint at lunch?
Kill a man?

Not sure what sort of level sin we're talking...
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