June 7, 2012 at 12:04 am #29166
I went to college on a dry campus in a dry city. You learn how to find the alcohol and how to make friends with people with cars. They started selling liquor licenses to a select few bars after my sophomore year, which was just in time for me to drink legally.
Incidentally, my family went on vacation to a place in Kentucky that was a dry county. My mom and aunt were very upset when they found that out. I’m pretty sure they immediately got into the car and drove to the next county for wine.June 7, 2012 at 10:45 am #29195
I’m back btw. That was my last night there. Glad to be back with my secular belongings.June 8, 2012 at 9:53 pm #29352
why are some places dry? O.oJune 9, 2012 at 12:18 am #29359
They might be located in a place that has a lot of Christians or is conservative- at least from my experience – since I went to college at Texas Tech for a year and Lubbock used to be dry. If you wanted alcohol you had to drive all the way to the edge of the city to a strip mall that was just for alcohol, no joke. It didn’t matter to much to me since I was under 21 when I was there and didn’t drink anyways. But I would imagine being at college in a dry city/county would suck SO much.
Lubbock is wet now, though.June 9, 2012 at 12:19 am #29361
Right my point was – Lubbock is a conservative, small city, and that was probably why they used to be dry. Or it could be a safety thing.June 9, 2012 at 10:08 am #29372
Interesting. I don’t drink myself, but I think it’s silly to have it prohibited, specially if ppl can just drive somewhere relatively near and buy it anyway.
I have no idea if here in Argentina we have dry places but recently it has been prohibited to buy alcohol before 10am or after 9pm, which doesn’t make sense at all.June 9, 2012 at 10:49 am #29373
there are tons of weird rules surrounding alcohol like that in the US to… for instance, in colorado there was a huge debate a few years ago about making it legal to sell it on sundays. it passed, but with only certain hours, so now you can buy alcohol in colorado 7 days a week. i remember people from out of state thinking that not selling alcohol on sundays was the dumbest thing ever… another thing is what stores can sell- in colorado only liquor stores can sell wine and liquor. grocery stores have some selection of beer, but sometimes they are only even allowed to sell the one kind of beer that doesnt have a lot of alcohol in it. i live in chicago now, and any store can sell anything. it is really weird to see liquor and wine and everything in grocery stores and at costco… lol.June 9, 2012 at 11:25 am #29388
The rule here I find silly is, on the days before elections, stores aren´t allowed to sell alcohol after a certain time, supposedly to avoid people going to vote drunk. But of course nothing stops people from buying alcohol before that time, or already having it in their home!June 9, 2012 at 11:41 am #29389
i know, right! like in colorado with no alcohol on sundays… im sure it was because thats the “lords day” and so you shouldnt drink…. but then all that does is make sure people plan ahead to have enough alcohol to last them from sat night to monday morning. lol..June 9, 2012 at 12:10 pm #29390
We have no booze on Sundays in Texas, too. Or at least, they close the liquor stores, and you can buy wine and beer, which they sell in grocery stores, but you can’t buy it before noon. But you can go to a restaurant that does mimosas and get one at 8 am if you want. It is truly astonishing the knots some places will tie themselves into to appease the fundies.
Also, dry counties – does anyone else find it stupid to make people drive further to get drunk? I mean, yes, there are ways to avoid that happening, but it just seems irresponsible to encourage people to do their drinking in a place they have to drive further to get home from.June 9, 2012 at 1:27 pm #29392
I would suggest getting on your laptop and watching a few episodes of Discovery’s Moonshiners. I am sure ideas to overcome your “dry” dilemma will start flowing! (Pun intended:P)June 10, 2012 at 3:15 am #29397
I believe in MA they have (had?) a law that if Christmas was on a Sunday (when they couldn’t open), liquor stores couldn’t open on Boxing Day either.June 10, 2012 at 11:10 am #29414
I thought I should just add that I grew up in a dry town, right outside a very large city. Since it’s not that big, it never sucked that much to have to drive 10 minutes to get to a liquor store–depending on where you are it could be like 20 minutes. Very recently, they started letting some special restaurants have beer/wine licenses, and then they opened up 1 craft beer store, and 2 independent wine/beer shops. But it’s still technically a dry town. I actually really love it (except when I was a teenager and didn’t have my own car) because alcoholism is a much smaller problem in my town than in many of the neighboring towns which are not dry. It’s a mostly residential town so it makes sense to have places that want to keep bars and alcohol out. I think it’s also a main reason why it’s so incredibly safe.
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