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Response to packman (Original post)

Wed Aug 27, 2014, 07:01 PM

6. Seems like that would encourage binge drinking.

Since it's a pain to get, and knowing how the human reward system works...

1) place hurdle.
2) make it higher.
3) add a trap or two.
4) success! = Indulge because reward earned!

Vs

1) minor hurdle
2) success = not going away, not endangered, nobody will take the marshmallow/bacon/beer away, was not major accomplishment, so have a glass or a bottle and be done.

We can buy weak beer in the grocery; everything else (including decent beer) is liquor store, but not State controlled, and we only got Sunday sales a couple years ago. I grew up in an anything goes state; I like the Colorado system better. Yes, two stops, but 99% of the time, the liquor store is right by the grocery. It makes that single "do I really need this tonight?" thought activate, but not so much that it's a pain in the ass. Plus, jobs and independent businesses. I don't like putting so much into the semi-monopoly of the grocery chains.

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