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  •  Yes, actually People who serve and sell alcohol... (10+ / 0-)

    Yes, actually

    People who serve and sell alcohol absolutely are tasked with enforcing drinking laws in their establishments, and their clientele has a much greater chance of being under the influence than those cops deal with. With that comes the potential for belligerence and violence, a potential that bartenders etc have to constantly monitor, for both their own safety, the safety of their customers, and by law.

    •  I was just about to say (9+ / 0-)

      there were times I literally feared for my life after having to deny serving a really drunk, really LARGE person. I once stared down the business end of a .44. That was not worth the shit pay I was getting at the time. At all.

      I've seen more than a few people go through the plate glass window we used to have in the front wall, too (it's reinforced sliding glass door these days). One guy almost died because he ended up with a slit wrist in the "right" place. I've never seen so much damned blood in such a short time. Hope I never do again.

      So yeah, as usual, the poster has not a clue what he's talking about. Color me shocked...

      "Counting on people having nowhere else to go is the logic of a slumlord."--Wolf10

      by lunachickie on Mon Aug 18, 2014 at 06:39:41 AM PDT

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    •  not exactly correct (0+ / 0-)

      They have some responsibilities in terms of refusing service and making sure they don't get in a car but that's it.  And really those responsibilities don't include physically interacting with them. In that case you know what they do? Call the police.


      Der Weg ist das Ziel

      by duhban on Mon Aug 18, 2014 at 08:37:18 AM PDT

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