Thursday, February 21, 2013

Is liquor the solution?


I'm afraid the folks who run this place didn't think through the name thoroughly enough.  Too many people have believed, to their detriment, that liquor was the solution to their problems.

I know that's not what the owners intended with the name, but still...


23 comments:

Linda said...

I agree, Lowell, that is a terrible name for a store! Here in Quebec the liquor stores are all governed by the government. Most of them are called "Societe des Alcools du Quebec".

tapirgal said...

Sorry, Lowell, I'm with the owner today. As an essentially-non-drinker, and having suffered with a bad flu all week, I think a trip into alcoholic oblivion could be just the thing. However, don't ask me tomorrow; I will be "indisposed."

Randy said...

Some people are just not that creative.

Kay said...

After a lifetime around various alcoholics I've had enough booze drama to cure me of any belief in a liquor solution. "Chocolate Solution" would get my vote in a hearbeat, however.

longbeachpeninsuladailyphoto said...

Haha, Sheryl! The name of the place next door gives me pause. Is that Mona Lisa??

cieldequimper said...

Yup, not the solution. But if someone ones to drink, they will...

Andy said...

It depends on how much you drink. It's like anything else. Over do it and there's problems.

brattcat said...

sometimes, i think, liquor is the solution. those living in blue zones drink at least a bit every day. moderation is the key, i guess.

Pierre BOYER said...

:-)
Great !!!

Pierre

Halcyon said...

A more apt name might be Liquor Problem! :)

Halcyon said...

PS: In Toronto we have the "Beer Store". Ontarians aren't very creative with naming their shops! ;)

llandudnopictures said...

Solution(s) is a much over used word thesedays. However, they clearly do offer a very wide range of alcholic beverages!

Sharon said...

That name is a bit amusing. The only solution I can see is finding a decent bottle of wine for dinner.

Judy said...

I am with you on this one. I would call it more of the problem than the solution. But I know there are many who would disagree.

SRQ said...

Not a great branding idea, in my humble opinion. Also, with so many signs cluttering the windows, it's a robbery waiting to happen. Other than that, it seems to be a terrific operation. :)

Small City Scenes said...

Might be more of a problem than a solution...hmmmmm. But clever I suppose. MB

Karl Demetz said...

Nice photo, but not the best solution!

EG CameraGirl said...

You are so right, Lowell!

RedPat said...

In Ontario liquor is bought at the Liquor Board Of Ontario stores - all government run and owned. And as Halcyon said, beer from the Beer Store which is owned by the large beer companies - quite a monopoly.

Bibi said...

I wonder what they actually DID mean by the name.

magiceye said...

:) lovely capture though!

Cezar and Léia said...

Some people have a certain talent for naming their businesses, no? :)
God bless you!
Cezar

Stefan Jansson said...

I'll drink to that.

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