Last night I spent a few hours socializing with the neighbors. We got our lawn chairs out and chatted from about 6-9 P.M.
Something came up that I found surprising: they told me the state's ABC stores were closed on the Fourth of July. (Don't ask me: I'm mainly a beer drinker, taking an occasional Jack Daniels or vodka.) Given the amount of celebrating people do on that day, wouldn't it be common sense to have the stores open? How much in sales are they losing because of that?
Then, government and common sense are usually mutually exclusive.