Pandemic Delivery Of Alcohol To Your Home Is Now A State Law
If there is one thing El Paso has a lot of it is people who drink and drive. We are constantly hearing news stories about people crashing their motorcycles or cars and dying or killing someone after a night out at the bar or club. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, a lot of those bars and restaurants were having a hard time staying in business because of the lockdowns and business shutdowns that kept them closing and reopening for the past year and a half. Now that we are fully reopen, the state of Texas is making it easier for you to order alcohol to-go or for delivery. You don't even have to leave your own home to grab a drink.
You will, however, have to order some food to go with that drink from your favorite bar or restaurant. The state says the bar and restaurant industry will have to make sure that to-go and delivery alcoholic beverages will have to be ordered with a meal and have to be in tamper-proof containers. I've never ordered a to-go drink but I think I might if it was something like a specialty drink that I didn't have the ingredients for at home. But is this a good idea? Or is someone being able to order a drink at their home none of our business?
I guess if there is no way that a minor could get their hands on an alcoholic drink then there shouldn't be a problem, but what if someone orders a lot of drinks and then takes off in their car from home? Will there be a limit on how many drinks you can order? What about the person who has a problem with alcohol and it gets worse because they don't have to leave home to drink?
Should we even be worrying about other people or should we stay out of their business? What about the person who is an abusive drunk and their kids and spouses have to pay the price for that easy alcohol access? I know I'm not answer those questions but really, neither is the legislature. I guess we'll have to see what happens now that we don't have to leave our homes to get a drink.