Re: The whole alcohol thing
David Weintraub (davidw@CNJ.DIGEX.NET)
Thu, 28 Apr 1994 09:31:03 -0400
It is interesting to note the tradition of Alcohol in the US vs the rest
of the "Western" world.
In the US, there are many areas still under some form of prohibition. I come
from Texas and can tell you much of the state is dry. For example, almost
half of Dallas is dry.
Even in the "wetter" parts of the US, social custom prohibits ever drinking
alcohol in front of children, even wine or beer. Almost all "family"
restaurant don't serve alchohol. In fact, almost all cities and states have
rules prohibiting the serving of alcohol within so many feet of a church or
school. And, except for beer, you can't buy alcohol in most supermarkets.
This is completely different from my experience in Europe where wine
and not Coca-Cola is more likely to be the beverage of choice at the
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