Remember when stores used to be closed on Sundays?

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    Before consumerism decided that not even jesus was worth the lost sales?

    I do.
     
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    Some stores still stay closed so their employees can go to church and spend time with their families, Hobby Lobby and Chick Filet (?) to name a few.


    I worked in the mall in high school a LONG time ago, I don't remember any stores being closed on Sundays, but the mall was only open 12-5 back then.
     
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    I frankly think it should be up to the store owner. If I want to close my (hypothetical) shop on Saturday and stay open on Sunday, government shouldn't interfere.

    I don't think its government's place to make us go to church.
     
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    The law here used to be if you were open Sunday, you had to be closed another day. The worst Blue Laws I ever saw were in KCMO. You just about couldn't buy squat on Sunday. It had to be worth going on across the river to KCKS.
     
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    Yes, I remember. That was when you had to walk 5 miles uphill in the snow to get to the store, only to find out it was closed. Methuselah was still alive back then.
     
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    Here in Indiana Car Dealerships, Liquor Stores and Bars have to be closed on Sundays. The only way a bar can stay open on a Sunday if their food sales are a certain percentage to their liquor sales. (not sure of the exact figure)
     
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    So you're in the Holy Land of Indiana, eh? Extra points if you can name the book that's from. (My favorite book, btw.) :eusa_angel:
     
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    Paramus, NJ was always a nightmare. Don't know if it still is. In my area, everything's open every day...

    except you can't get italian food on mondays. ;oS

    all of which, for some reason, reminds me of this bit Sam Kinnison used to do about performing and winding up in dry states and being unable to get a drink.

    Was pretty funny.
     
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    Car dealers here close on Saturday and open Sunday. Bars are open 7 days now I think. It was different when I was a kid so someone must've dumped the Blue Laws while I was gone in the Marines.

    Doesn't matter for car dealers. Any deal they make on a weekend is suspect anyway because they can't finance you unless they finance you themselves.
     
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    I know it wasn't Jonathan Livingston Seagull........it's all an Illusion to me......:eusa_whistle:
     
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