How else explain the logic that at 18 one is a legal adult and may own property, enter the workforce without the gubmint's permission, and "die for one's country", but may not buy beer on a Friday night? I'm not exactly saying that the "fear of happiness" argument is absolutely correct, but what other argument is there? How does the three year gap between adulthood and legal drinking make sense?
It doesn't make any sense. That's why so many teens drink beer and so many adults buy it for them. The law should be changed. When I was 18, you could stand at the entrance to a grocery store and ask people at random to buy beer for you. I never had to ask more than 3 people. To me that means approx one in three adults was willing to break the law and buy beer for a minor they don't even know.
I think that says alot about the drinking law, don't you?
I drank much more at eighteen than I do at twenty-six, and it wasn't any discernibly harder to get alcohol. You're absolutely right; it never took my friends and I more than a few minutes to find someone, usually a friend-of-a-friend-of-a-friend type, who disagreed with the law enough to buy us some beer - because we were ADULTS.
You had to ask strangers? I just had my dad buy it for me.
"I'm not sending him to Buffalo a rookie." Thats what my dad said to someone at a party who asked him about my drinking beer at the party. I was 17 at the time, and was leaving for college in Buffalo in 2 months.
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