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Re: “North Carolina's ridiculous liquor laws

There are so many more laws that are just as ridiculous when it involves alcohol. I'm from Fayetteville and have been a bartender here since 1986. Serving people in the military who get stationed here from every state in the country for the past 20 years has taught me how ridiculous our state's liquor laws really are. Like the 'Private Club' rule for instance. We get alot of people in Fayetteville who are either here on business or military personel who are training and taking courses in whatever field they specialize in. Some are here for a few days, weeks or months. I don't know how many HUNDREDS of times I have had to turn potential customers away because they are not a member of the bar I work in. I have to explain to them in order to sell liquor, an establishment has to sell food (with a set % of revenue that has to be food sales), or a private club. After I hear how "Lame" my home state is, I then have to tell them that after they fill out the membership application and pay for membership dues, they cannot pick up the club card for three days. Why do they have to wait three days? I have no idea! I asked an agent many years ago about the purpose of the three day waiting period and the answer I got was..and I quote.."Because it's the law." That was it! I could go on and on about some of our liquor laws, how they insult us as adults, as if we had no common sense or the ability to think and make choices for ourselves without an agent saying "No, no. It's better if we tell you where, when and how you can drink the evil alcohol." Makes me wonder how in the world people in other states have survived.

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Posted by Rayne68 on 01/29/2007 at 8:33 AM

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