While looking through YouTube trying to find you guys a little something something to pay tribute to my people on their day (that’d be the Irish and St. Patrick’s Day, duh), I came across this news clip from New Haven, CT local news. Turns out that this year, for the first time ever, the police are cracking down on public drinking during the annual St. Patty’s Day parade. Um, whack?
Look, I get it. People get drunk and they smash mailboxes and it’s harder to watch them so more police have to be out and that might mean some people are working overtime and it’s very expensive for the community, blah blah blah. That’s great. HOWEVER, I’d like to point out something: It’s so rare that an entire community is able to meet for a public drink while enjoying something they have in common, which is their love of standing outside and drinking. If you don’t foster relationships within the community, the whole town suffers. Crime rates will go up and stuff, I’m sure of it. No one’s going to rob their friend Peter and his wife Jen that they met at the parade and shared a brew with, but they might rob the weirdos up the street with the dog that shits on your lawn, you see what I’m saying?
Get it together, New Haven! Let the people have their drinks!
Happy St. Patricks Day, BTW.