Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Put down the beer.

On Election Day, just after voting, I had to take booger to the grocery store with me to pick up some milk. (The kid drinks it like it's going out of style.) As I walked into Kroger, I noticed a sign on the door that said that there were no beer sales allowed on Election Day. Wha . . . ? Is this a law or something? Maybe so, but I never noticed it before.

I can see the wisdom in it, though. Who wants somebody out there, drinking at 10 a.m. in the morning, and then heading to the polls to cast their ballot?

Friends don't let friends vote drunk!!


A. Boyd C. said...

Have you never noticed that before? It's been the law since Mississippi went wet back in the early, early 70's.

The fear was that unscrupulous politicians might "buy" votes by providing people with free booze, which had been happening for almost 200 years by then anyway, but with alcohol sales legal now, they were afraid the practice would sky rocket.

I don't think it ever became a real problem. By the 70's there were much more efficient ways to steal an election by those inclined to do so.

rebekah said...

Oh my gosh....after reading that blog, I was going to post "hilarious!," but then I saw your friend's explanation.


Nicole Bradshaw said...

For reals. Oh, the depravity!!

Sandi said...

That law is almost as funny as the No Beer on Sunday laws.

Anonymous said...

Or the "no weed on Tuesday" laws (i.e. Nicole's pool night)

Nicole Bradshaw said...

Sadly, I imagine that a puff or two could only improve my game. (Lord knows, it can't get much worse!)