Tuesday, February 06, 2007

First no Smokes, now no Bangers

Pity the poor shopkeeper in Valencia.
More specifically the Estanquo (paper shop) owners. In January they were forbidden to sell tobacco any longer. It is now only sold in official Tabacleras (tobacco shops) or from machines in bars. The machines now have to be in the off position until the bar owner has ascertained the age of the prospective customer, only then can he switch it on!

But that is by the way, back to the estanquos - now they are no longer allowed to sell fireworks! Their ascociation reckons they will each lose around 12,000 euros in sales during Fallas and are urging the Generalitat to give dispensation for the three weeks of the fiesta.

Let's not even go down the road of the proposed abolishment of Siesta and the ramifications of that!
Ohhhhh, the EU has so much to answer for!

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