Children witnessing consumption of alcohol does not necessarily guarantee the child will grow up to drink. Children witnessing grownups exhibiting the behaviors above while perceived authority (parents, etc.) appear to approve and rationalize (i.e. "Oh, man, he's wasted! Hahahahah!") will teach children to aspire to the same behavior. My husband and I both drink, though rarely to excess. When our son was young, my husband got very drunk one night. While his behavior wasn't dangerous, it was stupid and when our son saw him, I said "And some day, when you grow up, you can drink until you behave like an idiot, too!" My son opted to avoid alcohol. Never did we hide drinking from him or avoid places where drinking occurred, but most of the time, what he saw was responsible drinking. He learned that drinking was not a social imperative and that he was responsible for his choices. His choice was no alcohol.
LOL Apparently all of them, if you look. I can't argue with research! Ironically, in the second link, the area around Goose Creek/the Naval Weapons Station is also mentioned.
This check point was well publicized. I'm dismayed to realize that there are 9 people still stupid enough to think they wouldn't get caught. When they were young, did they believe "No, really, go ahead and lick that light socket! You'll be fine."?
As for whether the bartender didn't look at the license the appropriate amount of time OR do the math, neither is necessary. I'm guessing no one here has seen the most recent (last 2-3 years) driver's license format? If you are under 21, the license is printed differently. Adult licenses are printed so that when you hold them along the shortest side, you are looking at it straight on. The under 21 license has been rotated 90 degrees. If you are holding it along the long side, you are looking at it straight on. Go find someone under age and ask to see their license. This was done to make it simpler for bartenders, convenience store clerks, etc. to spot an underage license. If the bartender at Pearlz didn't spot the difference (and it is VERY obvious), he was NOT looking at the license at all.
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