Monday, February 14, 2011

State Liquor Store

After we moved here they built this big nice new State Liquor Store nearby, we drive by it everyday on the way to preschool.  Today my preschooler said, "Mom, I never want to go into the alcohol store." I replied, "oh good, me either." Then he told me, "Alcohol is poison if we drink it, its only to rub on our skin."  Well ok.  Who says kids don't listen, we read about the Word of Wisdom in the Doctrine and Covenants Reader months and months ago.  I wanted to laugh real hard after he told me that, but he was being serious so I didn't think it would be right to laugh.

Now for my opinion on the Liquor Store.  I grew up in a Texan town that was dry.  Which meant my friend's parents had to pick up their drinks in a different town.  I remember as a kid going to the mall or what not with friends, on the way home their parents were stop at the Alcohol store.  They would leave us in the car, and go buy whatever they want.  But because of the way local politics played out in wet and dry towns, the liquor stores were always super ghetto looking, a gas station by itself. So when I drive by our brand new State Liquor Store at night, the lights are on and it looks super nice inside, my first thought is why haven't I stopped in that nice new bookstore, then I remember that isn't a book store its a liquor store and I'm disappointed.


  1. I grew up in a dry town and our liquor stores were "across the tracks"

  2. Liquor laws are REAL loose in Hawaii. There are liquor aisles in Wal-Mart and Target. Amazingly enough, society doesn't seem to be crumbling here. :)
    I think sometimes the regulations do more harm than good by creating those "shady" street corners, but that's me. :)

  3. I think if the majority in a city wants to be dry more power to them. Thats why we have multiple layers of government. That is what is so great about a federal national government. Not all towns choose to be dry, if someone doesn't want to live in a dry town, they can buy a house in a wet town. Just like people buy houses in specific school districts.