Alcohol and Pork Heaven

Friday I caught an Uber out to the middle of nowhere for some wine, beer and gin. I’m not much of a pork eater, but I do like to keep some wine and Hendricks Gin in stock. Alcohol can only be purchased for consumption with a meal at a bar/restaurant which is mainly inside the hotels. No one really wants to take a trip to Doha for a gin and tonic unless your going out.

Because this is was my first time I had submit an application and pay the fee. It reminds you of a Bev Mo or Costco type of place, but the size of a QT. It’s gaurded with security when you arrive at the gate and inside. You go up to the 1st floor, get a number and fill out the application while waiting. In my short time being here, I’ve learned that nothing comes fast and there is a cue for every process. When my number was called, I went back to counter one. The agent awkwardly said nothing to me as he processed my paperwork.

It was about a 20 minute process to get my card. I paid $65 for a two year membership. My allowance is $960 per month. Umm that’s an insane amount of money to spend. As soon as I walked in I saw a bottle of Hendricks. I also went to find the North American bottle of sweet red wine that I enjoyed earlier this week. Why not get four? This not a place you can just get in the car and quickly access. I picked up a few Heineken in case I have guests and this Honey Dew Organic Golden Ale.

Once again I had to get in a cue that wrapped around the store. I need to find the optimal shopping time. Overall, it was a good experience and well on those tough days I can have a sip after work; at home.

What’s your favorite drink to keep in stock?

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