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Writer's Block: Adult Onset

Putting legal definitions aside, at what age do you think someone can really be considered an adult?
When you start buying your own toilet paper.

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mashfanficchick
Feb. 20th, 2009 02:05 pm (UTC)
I like that. It's kind of similar to the line I read in the paper a few years ago: a supermarket clerk (you can buy beer in supermarkets here), explaining to her boss why she chose not to card a guy (who apparently looked older than 21, but younger than the 35 they're supposed to card up to): "He was buying spinach, bread, paper towels, and beer. I figure any guy old enough to buy his own vegetables is old enough to buy his own beer." Except yours is funnier, and shorter. Which also makes it funnier. :-)
elven_wolf
Feb. 20th, 2009 02:19 pm (UTC)
I like that!

Heh, in Puerto Rico you can buy beer everywhere too. I was sooooo confused when I moved to PA and kept trying to find the liquor aisle at the supermarket.
mashfanficchick
Feb. 20th, 2009 02:27 pm (UTC)
Hee! I felt like that one of the first few times I was hanging out in PA (maybe for the first Tribal Forces?) And I don't even DRINK beer! (I was going to buy some for someone else.) Then, when I was informed I had to go to a different store, I went there, and thought "Well, I might as well pick up some wine, too...ooh, and maybe some Bailey's or something for me!" Looked around the store, saw only beer and soda, and had to have it explained to me that no, there are two different kinds of liquor stores in PA! So different from NY, where everyplace sells beer and malt beverages (like Mike's Hard Lemonade), most places sell wine, too, small liquor stores sell everything BUT beer and malt beverages, and big ones sell EVERYTHING.

(And tragically, here I sit, with no good drinking icon!)

Edited at 2009-02-20 02:27 pm (UTC)
elven_wolf
Feb. 20th, 2009 02:49 pm (UTC)
Another thing that I find amusingly ironic about the whole thing... by making you go to a beer distributor to buy beer, you have to buy it by the case rather than just picking up a six pack at the Kwik-E-Mart or something. So they're actually ENCOURAGING binge drinking.

General consensus is that it doesn't really have anything to do with prohibition anymore ... it's just that the Liquor Control Board gets to line their pockets this way.

I need a happy drinking icon. The one I have is Starbuck being all emo and alcoholic. Maybe I'll take the picture I took of my Guinness from Mid-Winter Scottish and Irish Fest and icon it.
mashfanficchick
Feb. 20th, 2009 03:24 pm (UTC)
Really? Even at the beer places, you can't buy a six-pack? I don't think I ever noticed that before (like I said, I don't drink beer).

Duh, re: Prohibition, too. In NY, where we don't have the liquor store laws, it's the same with bars/restaurants: they have the most ridiculous rules, just so that the people "in charge" can get paid enough money to retire anywhere they want...at the age of 35!

And, the closest I have to a drinking icon (and I don't even have it loaded into LJ yet) is...wait, never mind. I can't find it. But it WAS an icon of a glass of something (scotch, maybe?) with a cigarette next to it, and the text "Whiskey & Cigarettes"
elven_wolf
Feb. 21st, 2009 05:46 am (UTC)
You can buy a 6pack at a bar or restaurant that serves alcohol. Otherwise, you gotta buy a case.
elven_wolf
Feb. 21st, 2009 05:46 am (UTC)
And of course, it's cheaper per bottle to buy the case...
mashfanficchick
Feb. 21st, 2009 06:38 am (UTC)
Well, yeah, if you have the room to store it...and, y'know, not a whole bunch of 20-something friends, who will inevitably see a full case of beer as an invitation to get drunk....
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