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Did you ever wonder WHY ?

WHY, drink and drive, liquor store, no alcohol sales after 9:00 PM

Do you ever wonder WHY? we, or others do certain things -- or WHY there are certain rules or laws -- or WHY the CW ( conventional wisdom) is whatever on a particular topic?

I often wonder WHY -- hence this blog. 

I thought it would be interesting and fun to write some WHY postings on my blog --- and hopefully get some reaction from readers on their take of the subject.

As the first WHY blog ... I wonder WHY ARE LIQUOR, BEER AND WINE SALES FROM RETAIL BANNED AFTER 9:00 PM?

Liquor stores all have to close at 9:00 PM --- also grocery stores and other retail outlets have to stop their alcoholic beverage sales by 9:00 PM also.

HOWEVER -- Bars and Restaurants can keep serving drinks until late in the night !

Here is my dilemma on this law.

Increasingly, our society does not want people to Drink and Drive.  We say if you drink - don't drive.

But then, we eliminate one of the ways to prevent Drinking and Driving!!!

If some friends get together at someone's house, and they decide they want to have some drinks -- but the home bar is bare, and it is after 9:00 PM --- they have to Drive to a Bar (presuming there aren't any within walking distance) --- do their Drinking at the Bar and the Drive back home.

Wouldn't it make more sense for them to be able to go to a Liquor store, ora grocery store --- Buy the alcohol there --- and then Drive Home and Drink at Home without the need to Drive Home after Drinking?

WHAT DO YOU THINK?   WHY DO WE HAVE THIS CONTRADICTORY LAW?


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