Only in America
A state liquor official in Utah is calling for restaurants that serve alcohol to cover up the bottles because some may be offended at the sight of alcohol. State law in the heavily Mormon state already mandates that bartenders work behind a glass partition, but liquor control commissioner Bobbie Coray, a nondrinker herself, says that on a recent visit to a Cheesecake Factory restaurant, she was disturbed to see bottles of alcohol in plain view. We have a dual responsibility, Coray told her fellow commission members. We are to make alcohol available to those who want to consume it and at the same time not make anyone uncomfortable.
THE WEEK'S AUDIOPHILE PODCASTS: LISTEN SMARTER
- Why is the Pentagon stuffing caves in Norway full of tanks?
- 43 TV shows to watch in 2014
- How to be the most productive person in your office — and still get home by 5:30 p.m.
- The one thing the New Atheists get right about religion
- 3 horrific inaccuracies in Homeland's depiction of Islamabad
- Syrian women know how to defeat ISIS
- 5 baffling foreign-language versions of the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air theme song
- The U.S. government is actually trouncing Ebola. When will it get credit?
- 6 things the happiest families all have in common
- Why America needs more billionaires
Subscribe to the Week