The local .gov recently took that simple joy away from me by requiring all retailers to card for all alcohol purchases. It kinda takes the compliment out of the carding when they ask the octogenerian in line behind you for ID, too. Now it seems they want to make sure I can't get complimented statewide.
This is the kind of stuff that happens when you pay folks to sit around and think up laws. The old ad campaign slogan "It's not just a good idea; it's the law," has morphed into "It's a good idea, therefore it should be a law."
Here are some future ideas for our liege lords in Nashville (since they've already done seatbelts and drinking ages and suchlike):
- Not wearing a sweater when it's really cold outside: Class A misdemeanor.
- Running with scissors: Class C misdemeanor.
- Putting something in your mouth when you don't know where it's been: Class B misdemeanor.
- Not listening to your mother: Class E felony.