So I took a Craigslist rideshare back to SC Tuesday night/Wednesday morning. Unfortunately I don't have any crazy stories about the two girls I rode down with. They were nice people, with no (at least visible) perversities. Damn.
But I did learn two things:
1. You cannot pump your own gas in New Jersey. They have a gas station attendant union and it's illegal or something to do so. In fact, I don't even think you're allowed to exit your vehicle while at the station. Which makes no sense. I mean, do people really need a guy to swipe their credit cards for them?
2. You cannot sit at the Applebee's bar unless you are 21+ in Pennsylvania.
GUY: [tending bar in dead-end hate-his-life Applebee's job in Carlisle, PA] "Can I see some ID?"
US: [giving him strange looks] "OK...?"
GUY: "Sorry, it's the law."
How weird. Not that South Carolina's laws are any better, particularly when alcohol is involved. At bars until about a year or two ago, we were required by law to serve our liquors in tiny little bottles (called "mini-bottles"). We also aren't allowed to sell alcohol past midnight on Saturday because "Sunday sales" are also against the law. "Blue Laws" they call them. "Lame" I call it.