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(Fox 5 New York)   Booze sales jump 55% during this coronavirus pandemic ..which can only mean those of us doing the shelter-at-home thing have our priorities straight   (fox5ny.com) divider line
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2020-04-02 12:58:55 PM  
I have extra bottles in case I can't get out. Just being prepared.
 
2020-04-02 2:37:41 PM  
Local bars doing growler fillups curbside while their dining rooms are closed. My wife doesn't seem to understand how a container that large lasts 2 days tops.
 
2020-04-02 2:57:17 PM  
Only 55%?  I demand a recount.
 
2020-04-02 2:58:00 PM  
Its important to keep your liver properly sanitized during these trying times.
 
2020-04-02 2:58:22 PM  
Local breweries have been doing online ordering and home delivery. It's a good...ish time to be alive.
 
2020-04-02 2:59:37 PM  
Not a good time for trying to stay sober.
 
2020-04-02 2:59:58 PM  
Maybe they are looking only at retail stats.  It makes sense that if people are drinking less at bars and restaurants, that they are buying more booze at stores.  The study might not capture business distribution.
 
2020-04-02 3:00:40 PM  
Are they looking at total sales or just the increase in take home that has replaced bar and restaurant consumption?
 
2020-04-02 3:01:29 PM  
How much have weed purchases jumped
 
2020-04-02 3:01:33 PM  
I found myself drinking more vodak than before, which is funny because I didn't think that was possible.
 
2020-04-02 3:03:19 PM  

toejam: Not a good time for trying to stay sober.


Which of course is exactly what I'm trying. Been sober only since Saturday afternoon.
No DTs so far.
Do have booze dreams though.
/not giving in
//I will have champagne election night if blue winds up winning.
///always 3
 
2020-04-02 3:04:59 PM  
Official stay-at-home starts tomorrow, so on the way home from popping into the office to do one last in-person thing I figured I should go by my local Total Wine & Beer.
The lady there told me she didn't think they'd close as liquor stores are considered "essential" and the chain's owner is in congress.
 
2020-04-02 3:05:20 PM  
When else would you be able to drink on an insufferable conference call?

I mean, theoretically...
 
2020-04-02 3:05:54 PM  
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2020-04-02 3:06:13 PM  
Derp. Booze sales in bars are down 100%.
 
2020-04-02 3:06:37 PM  
The thing is, I'm drinking way more but I'm also working way more. And it's just not me - my wife has way more work than ever and so does our friend at google. I think the tech industry is working overtime. But shelter-in-place and watching our civilization collapse around me makes me drink more and more. I wake up in the morning hung-over, go to my computer and check the bugs from overnight and fix them, work all day, then start drinking at dinner, then repeat.
 
2020-04-02 3:06:55 PM  

mrshowrules: Maybe they are looking only at retail stats.  It makes sense that if people are drinking less at bars and restaurants, that they are buying more booze at stores.  The study might not capture business distribution.


It's Fox so I expect the study was comprehensive.

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2020-04-02 3:07:07 PM  

Visual Howlaround Title Sequence: How much have weed purchases jumped


I'm told from reliable sources that business has never been better.
 
Pew
2020-04-02 3:07:55 PM  
My increased alcohol consumption and the even more sedentary lifestyle is just what my body needs.
 
2020-04-02 3:08:32 PM  

Unicron74: Local bars doing growler fillups curbside while their dining rooms are closed. My wife doesn't seem to understand how a container that large lasts 2 days tops.


I don't understand how a growler could last 2 hours, tops.
 
2020-04-02 3:08:33 PM  
I never thought 7 liters of rum could disappear so quickly.
 
2020-04-02 3:08:52 PM  
I have consumed so much weed in the last week that my pee, poo, and sweat all smell like skunk.
 
2020-04-02 3:09:27 PM  

brainlordmesomorph: I found myself drinking more vodak than before, which is funny because I didn't think that was possible.


When you know that you don't have to drive in to work in the morning, and can stay in later and don't have to get presentable unless you've got a meeting, there isn't as much incentive to not have that drink, or that second, or that third, or that X+3 drink.
 
2020-04-02 3:10:23 PM  

Explodo: I never thought 7 liters of rum could disappear so quickly.


Yeah, well, one of the evils of the Metric system.
 
2020-04-02 3:14:11 PM  

comrade: The thing is, I'm drinking way more but I'm also working way more. And it's just not me - my wife has way more work than ever and so does our friend at google. I think the tech industry is working overtime. But shelter-in-place and watching our civilization collapse around me makes me drink more and more. I wake up in the morning hung-over, go to my computer and check the bugs from overnight and fix them, work all day, then start drinking at dinner, then repeat.


Amateur
 
2020-04-02 3:14:18 PM  
My new game is see if they can tell I'm drunk in meetings

just fark all this shiat
 
2020-04-02 3:15:06 PM  

VOCSL5: toejam: Not a good time for trying to stay sober.

Which of course is exactly what I'm trying. Been sober only since Saturday afternoon.
No DTs so far.
Do have booze dreams though.
/not giving in
//I will have champagne election night if blue winds up winning.
///always 3


Good on you. A year for me. It's never been as hard as it is now. Family time 24/7. Trying to school my kids. Work is busier than ever. We're helping a lot of people which is good but it was stressful before any of this. I am having booze dreams again now. I haven't had those for 10 months.

I guess one good thing is I can't really in go out to buy any.
 
2020-04-02 3:16:06 PM  

Explodo: I never thought 7 liters of rum could disappear so quickly.


oh shi...whew, new Capt. Morgan Black is in the cabinet.

/picked up JD Barrel Proof last night, didn't want to go out again.
 
2020-04-02 3:16:26 PM  

toejam: VOCSL5: toejam: Not a good time for trying to stay sober.

Which of course is exactly what I'm trying. Been sober only since Saturday afternoon.
No DTs so far.
Do have booze dreams though.
/not giving in
//I will have champagne election night if blue winds up winning.
///always 3

Good on you. A year for me. It's never been as hard as it is now. Family time 24/7. Trying to school my kids. Work is busier than ever. We're helping a lot of people which is good but it was stressful before any of this. I am having booze dreams again now. I haven't had those for 10 months.

I guess one good thing is I can't really in go out to buy any.


Come to the darkside... 

You know you want to :)
 
2020-04-02 3:16:27 PM  
I've been sober for two months straight, and honestly it's been the best thing for me. I'm down 10 lbs at least, I am sleeping better, I don't wake up sick, and I have a ton more real energy (very little caffeine and I don't use those 5 hour energy type shiat). This is my second venture into complete sobriety; the first time was a couple years ago when I went 6 months and change without a drink. Well that failed. Because... I tend to stress drink. A LOT. 12 strong beers a night 3 or 4 nights a week was not an uncommon practice. So this plague coupled with our countries leadership having a complete inability to properly handle it (nee' anything) has been a huge trigger for my alcohol addiction.

I'm lucky enough to be able to work from home, and our company has not had to lay anyone off.
 
2020-04-02 3:18:51 PM  
I'm not doing this right, I got a huge jar of peanut butter, two jars of jelly and no alcohol. On the up side I'm in PBJ heaven.

It's Peanut Butter Jelly Time!!!
Youtube s8MDNFaGfT4
 
2020-04-02 3:21:14 PM  

Odd Bird: mrshowrules: Maybe they are looking only at retail stats.  It makes sense that if people are drinking less at bars and restaurants, that they are buying more booze at stores.  The study might not capture business distribution.

It's Fox so I expect the study was comprehensive.

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I just checked and it is indeed off-premises alcohol sales only.  I guess that makes me a more competent reporter than a Fox News reporter.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/thomaspel​lechia/2020/03/25/nielsen-says-beverag​e-alcohol-retail-sales-are-soaring-dur​ing-the-crises/#7894e26f2444
 
2020-04-02 3:22:30 PM  

geggam: My new game is see if they can tell I'm drunk in meetings

just fark all this shiat


I determined this morning that I was not hung over but in fact, still drunk.
 
2020-04-02 3:25:04 PM  

comrade: The thing is, I'm drinking way more but I'm also working way more. And it's just not me - my wife has way more work than ever and so does our friend at google. I think the tech industry is working overtime. But shelter-in-place and watching our civilization collapse around me makes me drink more and more. I wake up in the morning hung-over, go to my computer and check the bugs from overnight and fix them, work all day, then start drinking at dinner, then repeat.


Working from home is crazy dangerous if you're a daily drinker. At some point you realize that you can have a drink with lunch and no one will be the wiser. And a couple of weeks after that you realize that the day goes by a LOT smoother if you have a beer in front of you.

Me and booze parted ways just over a year ago. I would not be handling it well if I were still drinking.
 
2020-04-02 3:26:33 PM  
I stocked up on cannabis before the state order came down, in case cannabis shops were going to be closed.  But they remain open, and now I have a bunch of cannabis in my drawer.  Boy do I feel.........um...........I...........​..can't remember what I was going to say.

But the bouncer at downtown Seattle busiest cannabis shop told us all waiting in line to get closer together, to tidy the line up, so it wouldn't go all the way out the door.  Farkin dumbass.  Have A heart, my a$$. How about "Have a brain"?
 
2020-04-02 3:26:33 PM  
I've gone through a bottle of vodak in about 10 days. 3 left.
plus:
1 Tullamore Don't
1 Seagrams 7
1 Speyburn 10yr
2 Barbancourt Rum
2 Zubrowka Bison Grass vodaks
1.5 Kirkland tequila blanco
24 PBrs
12 Sierra Nevadas
2 cases red wine.
Case of soda water
Case of Cranberry juice cocktail

See you on the other side...
 
2020-04-02 3:27:03 PM  

ZeroPly: At some point you realize that you can have a drink with lunch and no one will be the wiser. And a couple of weeks after that you realize that the day goes by a LOT smoother if you have a beer in front of you.


Not really seeing a problem here...
 
2020-04-02 3:28:31 PM  

geggam: toejam: VOCSL5: toejam: Not a good time for trying to stay sober.

Which of course is exactly what I'm trying. Been sober only since Saturday afternoon.
No DTs so far.
Do have booze dreams though.
/not giving in
//I will have champagne election night if blue winds up winning.
///always 3

Good on you. A year for me. It's never been as hard as it is now. Family time 24/7. Trying to school my kids. Work is busier than ever. We're helping a lot of people which is good but it was stressful before any of this. I am having booze dreams again now. I haven't had those for 10 months.

I guess one good thing is I can't really in go out to buy any.

Come to the darkside... 

You know you want to :)


What a dick thing to say.
 
2020-04-02 3:31:22 PM  
toejam:

What a dick thing to say.

Weeds out the weak... 

Think of it like evolution... perhaps similar to Covid... nature will get you 

If you let it


or be a biatch
 
2020-04-02 3:32:42 PM  

toejam: geggam: toejam: VOCSL5: toejam: Not a good time for trying to stay sober.

Which of course is exactly what I'm trying. Been sober only since Saturday afternoon.
No DTs so far.
Do have booze dreams though.
/not giving in
//I will have champagne election night if blue winds up winning.
///always 3

Good on you. A year for me. It's never been as hard as it is now. Family time 24/7. Trying to school my kids. Work is busier than ever. We're helping a lot of people which is good but it was stressful before any of this. I am having booze dreams again now. I haven't had those for 10 months.

I guess one good thing is I can't really in go out to buy any.

Come to the darkside... 

You know you want to :)

What a dick thing to say.


Naw, I don't think a dick would have an easy time with those vowels.
More like, hee hee hee hee... or ba ba ba ba.
 
2020-04-02 3:36:28 PM  
A local Mexican place will deliver margaritas with your food.
 
2020-04-02 3:36:59 PM  

Pinner: I've gone through a bottle of vodak in about 10 days. 3 left.
plus:
1 Tullamore Don't
1 Seagrams 7
1 Speyburn 10yr
2 Barbancourt Rum
2 Zubrowka Bison Grass vodaks
1.5 Kirkland tequila blanco
24 PBrs
12 Sierra Nevadas
2 cases red wine.
Case of soda water
Case of Cranberry juice cocktail

See you on the other side...


Ok, but what about next week?
 
2020-04-02 3:37:24 PM  
Pennsylvania closed all the state stores a few weeks ago and yesterday floated a soft open for their online store to ship directly to your door.  Worst April Fool's prank evar.

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2020-04-02 3:38:38 PM  

mrshowrules: Pinner: I've gone through a bottle of vodak in about 10 days. 3 left.
plus:
1 Tullamore Don't
1 Seagrams 7
1 Speyburn 10yr
2 Barbancourt Rum
2 Zubrowka Bison Grass vodaks
1.5 Kirkland tequila blanco
24 PBrs
12 Sierra Nevadas
2 cases red wine.
Case of soda water
Case of Cranberry juice cocktail

See you on the other side...

Ok, but what about next week?


Oh yeah... I guess I've always been a bad planner.
 
2020-04-02 3:41:17 PM  

toejam: geggam: toejam: VOCSL5: toejam: Not a good time for trying to stay sober.

Which of course is exactly what I'm trying. Been sober only since Saturday afternoon.
No DTs so far.
Do have booze dreams though.
/not giving in
//I will have champagne election night if blue winds up winning.
///always 3

Good on you. A year for me. It's never been as hard as it is now. Family time 24/7. Trying to school my kids. Work is busier than ever. We're helping a lot of people which is good but it was stressful before any of this. I am having booze dreams again now. I haven't had those for 10 months.

I guess one good thing is I can't really in go out to buy any.

Come to the darkside... 

You know you want to :)

What a dick thing to say.


Seconded.

Stay strong.
 
2020-04-02 3:43:40 PM  
Drinking a lot just seems appropriate. Bunch of people are going to die, economy's farked, federal government is paralyzed, we're all stuck at home, yea I'm going to ramp up the booze accordingly. fark you if you have a problem with it.
 
2020-04-02 3:43:45 PM  
We grabbed a few handles of this 'n that so we don't have to go out regularly. I'm preemptively ashamed of how not-long they're going to last.
 
2020-04-02 3:45:11 PM  
I only have a half a bottle of rum and really haven't kept much in the house since the roommate went sober 5 years ago. She has been in AA for 2 years and I can tell all of this has been stressing her out a lot, hell she has been doing online AA meetings since the start and talking a lot to her AA friends. At first she was real snippy about all this and wanted to see her BF who is in a high risk job and I told her if she goes she cant come back until the quarantine was lifted and I am glad some health professionals in her groups told her I was right. One good thing about AA she has apologized to me more for her being selfish.

/would love to have a drink tomorrow when I get home from work
 
2020-04-02 3:45:20 PM  

Unicron74: Local bars doing growler fillups curbside while their dining rooms are closed. My wife doesn't seem to understand how a container that large lasts 2 days tops.


2 whole days?!  it sounds like you aren't even taking this quarantine seriously.
 
2020-04-02 3:46:21 PM  

Thong_of_Zardoz: Unicron74: Local bars doing growler fillups curbside while their dining rooms are closed. My wife doesn't seem to understand how a container that large lasts 2 days tops.

I don't understand how a growler could last 2 hours, tops.


If it's 18%, you could be looking at 2-3 hours.
 
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