Ghost robs convenience store


#1

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#2

This would benefit from a Yakety Sax soundtrack.


#3

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

Ghost haunted convenience store, not robbed.

“Despite spending some minutes alone in the shop, nothing was stolen.”


#5

When did “convenience store” become a euphemism for liquor store?


#6

The guy must be a method actor and forgot he wasn’t an actual ghost.


#7

Probably when Southern Baptists wouldn’t look each other in the eye when they passed each other in the bourbon aisle.


#8

Maybe it’s a woman wearing a chador.


#10

And he would have gotten away with it, too, if it wasn’t for you meddling commenters!


#11

wacca-wacca-wacca http://www.youtubedoubler.com/?video1=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DrY_5y6Lqu28&start1=0&video2=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3Di_OjztdQ8iw&start2=7&authorName=brainflakes


#12

i always knew that “friendly ghost” thing was a front.


#13

About the time customers stated a preference for packing out their purchases in plain, brown paper bags?


#14

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

The store clearly serves hard spirits- I don’t see what the problem is.


#16

He’s already three sheets to the wind.


#17

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

The fall and subsequent hard times of Charlie Brown.


#19

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

Man, Paranormal Activity 5 looks like it’s gonna suck. They’re totally phoning it in.


#21

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.