Mel ended her Microblog Monday post with the following question:
“What are your pet peeves in public spaces?”
Mine has to be drinking in public. I don’t do it and I don’t like other people around me doing it (restaurants don’t count, off course).
Let me be more specific – I’m talking about drinking in public at music concerts and sports events.
I don’t feel comfortable around people who drink because people invariably drink too much.
I remember a wonderful Euro 2004 in Portugal – Heineken was the drinks supplier and they sold a non-alcoholic beer. This did not make the event less successful or enjoyable. Tickets were sold out for all matches so the fact that there was no alcohol on sale did not affect it one bit.
So why aren’t all music concerts and sports events alcohol-free? It must be because the margins on booze are so high that it makes business sense for the alcohol suppliers.
That’s my two-cents worth on this Microblog Monday.
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8 thoughts on “Microblog Mondays 43: Pet Public Peeve”
They tried to cut the alcohol at an after hours event at a theme park here in Orlando for a couple of years…they lost way too much money. It is now back. So, to propose an answer to your question… i think it is a huge source of revenue for them.
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Thank you for coming by. Yeah, the revenues are just too juicy. Can’t blame them though, I guess if I was a liquor seller I would think differently.
Totally agree. Not only is it dangerous driving home with drunk drivers on the road after an event but it makes the sporting event in particular less enjoyable. Drunk people aren’t always nice.
The drinking at concerts always makes me worried about getting on the road afterward. Sometimes I’ll bring a book and sit in the car, waiting for the long lines to empty out. I just don’t want to be on the road with all those people who were just drinking.
That’s a good idea! Getting on the roads with others who’ve been drinking is worrisome. A flask of hot coffee with the book sounds perfect to while away the time until the queues empty out.
I guess it’s less noticeable when people drink in moderation.
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That is so true!