There are a number of things one shouldn’t do while abusing alcohol. Drive. Have unprotected sex with a stranger. Operate heavy machinery. Care for young children. Make life changing or financial decisions. Enter into contracts. The list goes on. In New York, one pet store has decided that you should add something to the ever-growing list of taboo choices when you imbibe – buying puppies.
Le Petite Puppy in Greenwich Village is surrounded by bars and store owner Dana Rich is done with drunken patrons stumbling into her shop, oohing and aahing over the cute little puppies, and taking one home – just to return a few days later and want to return the little guys. It’s not just a no-buy policy that Le Petite Puppy has instituted; drunk patrons are not even allowed to pet or hold the puppies because they may drop them and hurt them accidentally in their inebriated state. When the store owner or employees see customers come in who are clearly drunk, they are asked to come back the next day.
The new rule is to protect the puppies more than the drunken puppy buyers. Those who are under the influence of alcohol may or may not be able to provide safe homes for their new little dogs. Employees would rather lose a sale than risk sending a puppy home with someone who is unable to care for it properly.
Buying a puppy is definitely a decision that should be made with a clear head – one of many decisions that are better made with a clear head – and alcohol abuse can certainly get in the way. Similarly, when chronic alcohol abuse or alcohol addiction is an issue, it’s difficult to ever feel clearheaded. Many patients in alcohol rehab report that they often feel “fuzzy” or as if everything is “surreal” even in between alcohol binges. It can be a scary place to live and a big part of the reason why many who have a chronic alcohol abuse problem or are living with alcohol addiction continually make poor decisions that make their lives more difficult.
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