I guess I shouldn't be surprised

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2019/06/22 18:45:33 (permalink)

I guess I shouldn't be surprised

Earlier today I went to the local lumberyard to pick up some wood for a small project.  I went to the service counter and placed my order, and while I waited for the clerk to punch up the ticket I happened to notice a big double-wide cooler right next to the counter.
 
Stoughton Lumber sells beer.  And not just the national brands, either; I checked out the cooler and there were plenty of micro/craft beers right next to the High Life and the PBR.  But in same ways it does make sense...when it comes to DIY carpentry around a lot of houses it seems like a few cold ones will eventually put in an appearance, so buying beer at the same time as the wood is pretty efficient!  And, of course, there's the whole Wisconsin angle, too.
 
I'll bet I can't get 2x4s at the liquor store, though.
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    leethebard
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    Re: I guess I shouldn't be surprised 2019/06/22 18:51:35 (permalink)
    Never see that in New Jersey!
     
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    Re: I guess I shouldn't be surprised 2019/06/22 19:19:47 (permalink)
    Ours sells Root beer and licorice.
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    Re: I guess I shouldn't be surprised 2019/06/22 19:56:38 (permalink)
    You'll never see that in Ohio or PA!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Re: I guess I shouldn't be surprised 2019/06/23 12:16:16 (permalink)
    Our local DIY Center doesn't sell beer, but they do have a killer selection of premium sodas from all over. Glass bottles and cane sugar!
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    Re: I guess I shouldn't be surprised 2019/06/23 12:31:10 (permalink)
    Post some cellphone pictures Brad.
     
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    Re: I guess I shouldn't be surprised 2019/06/23 14:39:47 (permalink)
    The first time I observed this particular phenomenon was during the first 'big trip' of my life:  Pittsburgh to L.A. to visit Disneyland in its first year of operation; I was eight and among the many things I learned on the trip was that, in California, not only beer & wine but also hard liquor were sold on open shelves in grocery stores!
     
    Yet, 60 years later, I had to drive to another county here in Texas to buy a bottle of spirits!  Thankfully, that changed in 2016 but even today I cannot go grocery shoping before noon on Sunday if wine or beer is on my list!
    post edited by MetroplexJim - 2019/06/23 14:41:45
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    Re: I guess I shouldn't be surprised 2019/06/23 15:05:20 (permalink)
    MetroplexJim
    Yet, 60 years later, I had to drive to another county here in Texas to buy a bottle of spirits!  Thankfully, that changed in 2016 but even today I cannot go grocery shoping before noon on Sunday if wine or beer is on my list!




    Sounds a lot like Kentucky, except the grocery store has to have a separate entrance and shop to sell wine or liquor.
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    Re: I guess I shouldn't be surprised 2019/06/23 16:18:29 (permalink)
    MetroplexJim
    The first time I observed this particular phenomenon was during the first 'big trip' of my life:  Pittsburgh to L.A. to visit Disneyland in its first year of operation; I was eight and among the many things I learned on the trip was that, in California, not only beer & wine but also hard liquor were sold on open shelves in grocery stores!
     
    Yet, 60 years later, I had to drive to another county here in Texas to buy a bottle of spirits!  Thankfully, that changed in 2016 but even today I cannot go grocery shoping before noon on Sunday if wine or beer is on my list!


    Fortunately, we got most of that nonsense tossed out a year or two ago, here in Indiana. Now all we need to do is let everyone sell cold beer and we'll be caught up with Alabama, NOLA and Mississippi.
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    Re: I guess I shouldn't be surprised 2019/06/24 19:30:35 (permalink)
    When the 18th. Amendment passed not everyone was happy, but bootleggers, speak-easy's, and Al Capone thrived. 
     
    When the 21st. Amendment obviated the 18th. not everyone was happy and many states, counties, and communities remained "dry".  And, even today, nearly every state regulates alcohol differently.
     
     This is an excellent and instructive example of what "Federalism" means in a practical sense.
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