When I lived in Utah and waited tables I found an easy solution. 3 women
tourists came in one afternoon (The restaurant was on the route to little
cottonwood canyon). They only wanted to order a couple of cocktails. I told
them that I couldn't serve them liquor without ordering food. They
didn't want to eat...so I looked at the "ala carte menu" and
discovered that the cheapest thing on the menu was a "dinner roll" ala
carte for $.50. So...the ladies all ordered margaritas and 3 dinner rolls. (I
wonder if I could be cited because none of them actually touched the
I believe in teaching people correct principles, and letting them choose whether
they obey laws or break them. That doesn't mean that people govern
themselves individually without owing any amount of responsibility to the law or
the community that forms laws. Such a doctrine is as foolish as taking away all
speed limits. Without law, there is no order. Without order there is no peace.
If our answers are as simple as "remove limits", then there is no law.
It's perfectly simple. The only arguing against that I would have to
believe must come from self-indulgence taking priority over the safety of
others.Those who don't like Utah's liquor laws so often
complain, yet seem to forget how many states are far more strict. Safety comes
before partying, and at home you can do whatever you want anyway. Give it a rest
"Intent to Dine"? Sounds like a Grisham novel co-authored by Emeril
Lagassi gone wrong. I laughed out loud when I read the title of this piece. The
alcohol laws in Utah are just ridiculous. What ever happened to teach them
correct principles and let them govern themselves.
"The more we looked at this, the more muddy it got," Guess
they shouldn't pass a law without thinking about it first...