#1 By: Rob Beschizza, October 23rd, 2013 08:35
#2 By: Steven Bach, October 23rd, 2013 08:49
This would benefit from a Yakety Sax soundtrack.
#3 By: Nick, October 23rd, 2013 08:59
But that's OK, there's a garishly coloured van with four teenagers and a large dog just coming into town. They'll investigate the haunted supermarket.
#4 By: Precarious Loaf, October 23rd, 2013 09:03
Ghost haunted convenience store, not robbed.
"Despite spending some minutes alone in the shop, nothing was stolen."
#5 By: John Aspinall, October 23rd, 2013 09:08
When did "convenience store" become a euphemism for liquor store?
#6 By: Dioptase, October 23rd, 2013 09:15
The guy must be a method actor and forgot he wasn't an actual ghost.
#7 By: Christopher Waldrop, October 23rd, 2013 09:16
Probably when Southern Baptists wouldn't look each other in the eye when they passed each other in the bourbon aisle.
#8 By: Paul Renault, October 23rd, 2013 09:16
Maybe it's a woman wearing a chador.
#10 By: deedub, October 23rd, 2013 09:38
And he would have gotten away with it, too, if it wasn't for you meddling commenters!
#11 By: brainflakes, October 23rd, 2013 09:46
#12 By: dr_bombay, October 23rd, 2013 09:53
i always knew that "friendly ghost" thing was a front.
#13 By: welcomeabored, October 23rd, 2013 10:36
About the time customers stated a preference for packing out their purchases in plain, brown paper bags?
#14 By: IronEdithKidd, October 23rd, 2013 10:51
Depends on where you live. Here, most such places are called "party stores". That said, stores that sell nothing, but beer and/or liquor simply do not exist here.
The term from TFA was "off-license". I have no idea what that means. Can anyone from Alabama explain this?
#15 By: Joe Rodgers, October 23rd, 2013 11:12
The store clearly serves hard spirits- I don't see what the problem is.
#16 By: Daniel Johnson, October 23rd, 2013 11:33
He's already three sheets to the wind.
#17 By: TheMetalPedant, October 23rd, 2013 11:52
I thought "off-license" was a UK term for a place that sells liquor for consumption somewhere other than the store itself (unlike a pub, for example).
#18 By: Inquiry, October 23rd, 2013 12:14
The fall and subsequent hard times of Charlie Brown.
#19 By: marco, October 23rd, 2013 12:33
Where I live, that means it's a private business with a license to sell booze for off-premises consumption only, as opposed to a bar or restaurant, which is licensed to sell for on-premises consumption only.
A "liquor store" is a different thing - they're government-run, close early, and are the only legal source of primary liquor sales. Bars, restaurants, and off-license outlets must buy from liquor stores, and mark up the liquor store price; if you want to buy booze late in the evening, you can buy it and drink it in a bar, or buy it at an off-license and bring it home to drink. Either way, you pay more than the liquor store price.
#20 By: madopal, October 23rd, 2013 13:21
Man, Paranormal Activity 5 looks like it's gonna suck. They're totally phoning it in.
#21 By: IronEdithKidd, October 23rd, 2013 13:29
It's easy to forget there are still states with some wacky blue-laws. We've been chipping away at them here. As of a year or two ago, you can now buy alcohol on Sunday at the same hour as you can any other day of the week. Normally, it wasn't too big a deal that you couldn't buy beer until noon on Sunday, until a long holiday weekend rolls around or St. Paddy's falls on a Sunday. Then it sucked, and you were reminded that religion interfering in law making is a Bad ThingTM.
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