The term "happy hour" originated in the United States Navy in the 1920's as slang for on-ship performances where sailors were usually intoxicated. These days, happy hour has taken on a whole new meaning, but have you ever wished for those hours to last all day?
You might not have to wish anymore, because plans for a "happy day" might actually become a reality. A House subcommittee in South Carolina has recently approved a legislation that may allow restaurants and bars to pick one day a week, excluding Sunday, to offer daylong alcoholic drink specials.
Currently, businesses can sell and advertise alcoholic drink specials between the hours of 4 p.m. and 8 p.m., although they can't go lower than half price. If this law is broken, the offender can face being fined at least 100 dollars and serving jail time for three months or more. Representative Doug Smith, the fun bill's sponsor, has stated that the proposal would actually legalize what lots of establishments already do.
The ruling won't come out until next week, but we can already predict the outcome if the legislation is passed. The good news is you will probably go to sleep earlier that night than usual and be too intoxicated to remember how to drunk-dial. The bad news is, you might not make it into work the next day and you most likely embarrassed yourself, but hey--you always have next week's happy day to try again.
» To check out happy hour specials in your area, check out happyhour.net.
Every Hour is Happy Hour
January 23, 2007