It's now going to be legal to sell alcohol by the package in Lexington on Sundays. On December 16th.
'Cause it wasn't before.
The funny thing was, the fundamentalist Baptists who showed up to argue against it are essentially prohibitionists - they want to outlaw alcohol any way they can. Their arguments seemed kind of strange when the city was considering expanding the existing alcohol sales, not cutting them off.
They said expanding Sunday hours would lead to more alcoholism, alcohol-related crashes and hungover employees who would not arrive to work on time on Mondays. It would also lessen the respect for the Lord's day, they said.Lemme tell ya - as it stands, Sunday's the only day I'm sober - and that's gonna change real soon. See the thing is, alcohol goes bad if you don't drink it the same day you buy it.
Oh, wait. What?
Huh. Okay, so that's not true at all. You mean I could have been tanked at the last church picnic! What a terrible law.
Okay, I'm done. Back to the dissertation...