What The USA Appears Like Sometimes

I was told that this is the best booze shack in Watertown, NY. Right next to the Eckerd’s Pharmacy…where you can find the best beer selection in the county. And you thought druggists selling ciggies was weird.

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    Arthur – February 18, 2004 4:58 PM
    Right next to the Eckerd’s Pharmacy…where you can find the best beer selection in the county

    “If you want to get a hang over, don’t forget to buy our extra strong Tylenol”

    David – February 18, 2004 6:17 PM
    My e-mail really isn’t working at home! I’ll send you an e-mail tomorrow at work. The shoemaker’s child…

    Alan – February 18, 2004 7:19 PM
    Nuk nuk voot zoot!

    Paul Malo – January 30, 2006 11:08 AM
    What’s really weird to us Yanks is having to go to a government beer store in Gananoque and then a couple of blocks down the street to a government liquor store to complete the errand–or having to drive ten miles to find one of either. Our drug stores and grocery stores, moreover, are open continuously. The government being in the retail business strikes us as odd–but of course, the vast business provides huge numbers of patronage jobs, and employees are voters.

    brian – January 30, 2006 10:50 PM
    Ironically, we can’t buy codiene without a prescription here; you can up there. I remember being in an Austin grocery store a few years back with a friend from Nova Scotia. She practically cussed out the pharmacist about it, commenting how the US was so backward. (Apparently, she really needed headache relief.)

    But at least we can get alcohol in a pharmacy…(?)

    GR – January 31, 2006 7:47 AM
    New Hampshire and Vermont own ALL the liquor stores in the state. The state doesn’t have to charge taxes, and collects all the lovely profits. Because their buying power is so large, the cost of wine and liquor is cheap, and tourists from New York etc. load up. Pharmacies do not sell alcohol of any kind. Hours at liquor stores are limited, but NH has large booze stores at highway rest stops. Massachusetts severely limits alcohol purchases on weekends, EXCEPT in border towns. Having moved here from Chicago, where every grocery, convenience store, pharmacy etc sold any booze 24/7, it is different.

    Alan – January 31, 2006 8:04 AM
    I make sure portland gets his gin from the I-95 NH liquour store whenever I visit. But where do yo ubuy beer in NH?

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