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Serendipity Strikes the Beer Mug

August 18, 2011 - Joselyn King
I thought it the most ludicrous things I've read for a while: Ohio lawmakers are apparently debating a proposal to put a bar in the Ohio statehouse.

Hey, it is to be open to the public. Maybe lawmakers want that opportunity to meet their constitutents one-on-one -- but on their own turf.

It's a great way to breed alcoholic politicians, state officials and even more convoluted legislation -- and it would all be in the open. And maybe a few citizens can come along for the ride.

Bar tabs -- and maybe a few tips -- could help Ohio curb that budget deficit.

But then I looked to the story at the left of "Drinks Are In The House" in Thursday's Intelligencer. That article was "Post Office Facing New Downsizing Plan."

Then it hit me that the page placement was true serendipity.

If we're going to put a bar in the Ohio statehouse and serve beer in a state-owned football stadium at West Virginia University, why not take it one step further?

Why not put a bar in every federal post office facility?

There are bound to be plenty of persons stopping by who feel they are in need of a drink -- they've just paid their alimony, taxes and/or electric bill, registered for the draft or received a "dear John/Jane" letter (from someone who doesn't text or e-mail.

You can just hear it now -- "I'll take a shot and book of Forever Stamps," a patron might say.

And why not a "karaoake night" at the post office? Let's make the post office a happening place.


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