This Seems an Odd Rule to Me

People buying wine or whiskey will not face the same requirement. Beer sales are traditionally regulated locally in Tennessee, while liquor sales are regulated by the state. Beer cannot be sold in the same stores that sell wine and liquor.

It’s usually wine/beer “sold here”. With liquor, it’s stricter.

7 Responses to “This Seems an Odd Rule to Me”

  1. Ken Summers says:

    Yeah, usually it’s the hard stuff that’s kept separate.
    I suspect some business influence in these rules.

  2. Mr. Bingley says:

    But Emily LeRoy, associate director of the Tennessee Oil Marketers Association, one of several industry groups pushing the bill, said the lower fines are a fair deal for a business that puts the time and expense into the training.
    What training? I know they are talking about convenience stroes here, but telling your employees to ‘check friggin’ ids’ counts as “time and expense” for training?

  3. She’s talking about what it’s going to cost to bring public education to the point where clerks can:
    a) actually read the I.D.
    b) actually do the math on the ‘birth year subtracted from current year equals age’ in case there isn’t one of those “anyone born AFTER umpteefratz” cheater cards around.
    c) actually know what year it is to utilize cheater card and/or complete solution and work problem contained in qualifier “b”.
    That costs money. You’ll know how much if you can count.

  4. Mr. Bingley says:

    Well, but you and Mike can’t blame the US public edjumacation system for this one, since most of the clerks weren’t born here.

  5. Dave E. says:

    “With liquor, it’s stricter.”
    Hmmm….I thought it went “with liquor, it’s quicker”.

  6. Not if you can’t get any.

  7. The_Real_JeffS says:

    Does Tennessee sell hard booze through state stores? That’s how it works here in Washington. The state pulls a lot of bucks in that way. Beer & wine are available in any other store with a liquor license, but not serious liquor.
    (I’m too lazy to Google)

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