Monday, January 04, 2010
Can you explain your reasoning to me? I understand the concept of Prohibition. I "get" dry counties. I even grasp the reasoning behind disallowing alcohol sales on Sundays. I understand liquor licenses, laws determining why certain locations can sell alcohol while others can't, and even the seventh inning stretch (sort of).
But why oh why do you restrict the sale of alcohol on Sunday nights after midnight? What logic is behind that decision? Who does it benefit? What purpose does it serve?
On the other hand, who does it annoy? I'll tell you the answer to that one: people like me who occasionally do our weekly grocery shopping late at night after all other family responsibilities are completed. Or sleeping.
And now I have to make a trip back later in the week for the Yellowtail Merlot I so deviously attempted to purchase as 1:02 a.m.
I did attempt to look up state regulations to cite here. But that mess is ridiculously complicated (in length, scope, and verbiage). Seriously. I recommend starting over. The first step is a simple statement of purpose in everyday language. Now keep that in front of you as you write the law, using as few words as necessary to convey your intent. Good grief.