Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Because if you can't buy alcohol on Sunday, you can't sin

I used to have friends that worked at the Circle K (a convenience store, sort of the American version of a periptero only bigger) on Belmont Boulevard, and I was a frequent customer there myself. One thing you could guarantee was a rush of beer sales around 1am Sunday morning - an hour before all alcoholic beverages were forbidden, by archaic Bible Belt law, to be sold.

Now I would have expected as a sign of new, improved, modern times, that the bill presented in the Tennessee State Legislature to allow alcohol sales on Sunday might have passed. But it didn't. It didn't even make it past the Senate. Thank goodness the Tennessee Senate has the perspicacity to keep people from buying alcohol on Sundays. Otherwise the state would devolve into some sort of modern day Sodom and Gomoroh.


CHEZ BEZ said...

I always seem to get a hankering for some wine on Sundays. Thank goodness the laws keep me safe from myself.

J.Doe said...

There is a stupid alcohol law here too (New Mexico) that you can't buy alcoholic beverages before 12 PM on Sundays. That means no Sunday mimosa or bloody marys or whatever when most people are at home, but if you want to get fall down drunk at lunchtime it is permisable.
These type of archaic laws don't do anything except add frustration.

Anonymous said...

No alcohol on Sundays? Interest in the NFL would collapse! Are these legislators anti-American?

Vol Abroad said...

My brother works in a TN liquor store (in Knoxville) - and he loves the Sunday trading laws - because it means that he can always get out to the River on a Sunday in the summer.