Have you made more trips to buy alcohol lately due to social distancing? I know I've been a few times since the Coronavirus has gotten serious and I'm not the only one.

According to ABC 33/40, the ABC board in Alabama has seen a 10% increase in sales this March compared to last year's sales at this time. Could this be a result of social distancing behavior? Maybe not being able to hit our favorite bars, and going to gatherings and parties with friends have pushed us to buy more liquor. When speaking with ABC 33/40, an ABC Alabama Board member said "I think that's driving part of the sales. You want your life to be as normal as you possibly can get it. When you can't go out with your buddies or you can't have your friends in for a nice meal and an alcoholic beverage than you tend to want to keep something out of that scenario normal and that is the sale of alcohol."

 

I'm sure a lot of people could agree that we want our lives to be as normal as possible. It's hard to be social during social distancing! LOL Let's continue to hope our peers are practicing social distancing during this time as each of us should be. The quicker we flatten the curve, the sooner we can get back to our regular lives.

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(Source)- To read the full story on ABC 33/40 click here.

 

 

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