saintsman
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Happy Hour To Be Banned!

Mon May 23, 2005 4:12 pm

Pubs and clubs in the UK are going to ban happy hours in an effort to curb binge drinking. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4571989.stm

Other cheap drink promotions and free drinks are also likely to be banned too.


I don't go to the pub that often so it won't affect me too much, but I don't like to pay over the odds for my beer and that is what this will mean. Happy hours were designed to get the punters in. If the pubs don't get the punters then their profits will fall, which means they will put prices up to compensate.

Not that I don't understand the reasons of course and a lot of the problems are of the pubs own making. Happy hour was supposed to be one hour, early in the evening. Happy hours that last four hours or so don't do anyone any favours though I fail to see the point of getting yourself smashed after being out a couple of hours when you have a whole evening to enjoy yourself.

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RE: Happy Hour To Be Banned!

Mon May 23, 2005 4:40 pm

Personally I think you're showing sense that many people lack. I find nothing positive about getting smashed and avoid it myself. Life's too short as it is, why take a chance of shortening it even more? I rarely drank in college as I have a low alcohol tolerance and was employed in an industry with zero alcohol tolerance-railroading. Also, my vocations of choice (transportation or law) would be adversely affected by a DUI conviction so avoiding the intoxicants was a small price to pay.

While I believe that liquor laws should be left up to the individual states, I do feel that something has to be done to curb the rampant alcoholism in the US. Any death due to DUI is one too many and the alcohol industry is partially responsible for the problem though they're far from being the only cause. Happy Hour should only be one-maybe two hours and should be early in the evening as it has been traditionally.
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mhodgson
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RE: Happy Hour To Be Banned!

Mon May 23, 2005 5:57 pm

I don't think this effects all pubs, just certain pubs affiliated to a certain organisation - 32000. Not sure how many this leaves though!

TBH I think Happy Hour has been gone for a while, replaced with more 'midweek specials' and things, rather than a specific time.
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RE: Happy Hour To Be Banned!

Mon May 23, 2005 6:12 pm

This might be a mere branch in the ceasation of binge drinking, but I think the tree will be to radically change the culture of drinking - which will take a long time, probably with the next generation or others further down the line.
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Kieron747
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RE: Happy Hour To Be Banned!

Tue May 24, 2005 4:17 am

Nice tree analogy there dude!

So how much 'sap' did you drink from the 'local tree' before coming up with that gem!?

I'd say at least 5 pints worth!

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Pe@rson
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RE: Happy Hour To Be Banned!

Tue May 24, 2005 4:23 am

Quoting Kieron747 (Reply 4):
So how much 'sap' did you drink from the 'local tree' before coming up with that gem!?

I'd say at least 5 pints worth!

At 1112... hmm, at least 15!  Wink
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RE: Happy Hour To Be Banned!

Tue May 24, 2005 4:37 am

First the guns, now happy hour - what's next --- SEX?
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Pe@rson
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RE: Happy Hour To Be Banned!

Tue May 24, 2005 4:54 am

Quoting Pope (Reply 6):
SEX?

Pe@rson is to create a new cult, which will actively encourage four things:

1) Sex as often as possible and with complete strangers (if the mood takes you);

2) The consumption of copious amounts of alcoholic beverages;

3) Listening to excellent music; and

4) Not working but still having a good income.

I think it'd be extremely popular. Big grin
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PHLBOS
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RE: Happy Hour To Be Banned!

Tue May 24, 2005 6:26 am

Quoting 57AZ (Reply 1):
Happy Hour should only be one-maybe two hours and should be early in the evening as it has been traditionally.

Massachusetts did away with Happy Hour sometime during the mid-to-late '80s. Even when the Bay State had it, Happy Hour(s) only ran from 4 PM to 6 PM.
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RE: Happy Hour To Be Banned!

Tue May 24, 2005 3:19 pm

First Dolly takes half my salary now this! my life is ruined

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