Isn’t that just wonderful? What’s next? “Smoke a cigarette a day month?” Or…”Take your Dog to Work Month”, or “Change Your Motor Oil Month” or “Smoke a Joint month” or some other nonsense.
Maybe it could be “Have a San Diego Craft Beer and Get Behind the Wheel ” month. Or….”Help A Policeman Obtain His DUI Quota” month. This proclamation is one of the more ridiculous proclamations the mayor has endorsed. Here is a quote from the San Diego Union-Tribune in the paper on June 2nd, 2011:
“In the company of representatives from San Diego’s brewing industry — key personnel from Ballast Point, Green Flash, White Labs, and the San Diego Brewers Guild — the mayor named June 2011 San Diego Craft Beer Month.”
Why does that statement get my dander up? What is it that San Diego is promoting? What about all the other entrepreneurs in San Diego? When do they get their “monthly?”
Let’s say a visitor to San Diego takes the Mayor’s proclamation seriously. He goes to the store and buys a 6 pack of one of our own San Diego brews. He gets his family in his car and goes down to Mission/Pacific/Ocean Beach, etc. to enjoy the “Craft Beer Monthly.” He puts out his towel, sets up his umbrella, puts on his sunscreen, sits back and takes out a San Diego brew. The next thing he knows is that he is being arrested, ticketed, or any other thing the Officer can do to him, only because he did just what the Mayor endorsed.
I guess that if San Diego is no longer to be known as “The Finest City”, being classified as the “City for the Drunk” is just as innocuous.
Maybe July should be proclaimed, “Visit Your Local AA Office.”