This story, though, really makes me support the use of that question.
Lure Of Late Night Pepperoni Gets 3 Boston Pizza Places In Trouble
BOSTON (CBS) – The lure of late night pepperoni pizza got some Boston pizza places in trouble.I understand that these restaurants have operating hours and conditions under which they can operate. And, since it apparently needs to be said, yes, they stayed open past their stated hours, the hours that they were permitted to be opened. They should face a fine or other type of sanction. But damn, you're talking about a police officer issuing a citation at 2 in the morning to a damn pizza parlor next to a university on a Saturday night. Do the police in Boston really have nothing better to do at 2AM than write tickets to pizza places for being open 30 minutes too late?
At Boston City Hall the licensing board will decide this week whether there should be sanctions against three pizza places that were cited for staying open too late.
Yes, I know. We are a nation of laws. These places are granted permits to be open for business and have certain terms set, hours of permitted operation among those terms. These restaurants have been cited; whether they are sanctioned remains to be seen. Perhaps this is a first offense and they will be given a warning; conversely, perhaps this is the tenth time they've been caught violating their operating parameters (one restaurant was open three hours past their stated closing time). It just seems such a frivolous thing to be expending police presence on given the myriad other issues facing the city of Boston.
Now, if they had cited Dominoes for "improper use of the word 'pizza' to describe cardboard covered with catsup and cheese" I could get behind that...
That is all.