Hello, fellow WOE Friends!
I hope you all had a safe and enjoyable 4th. We decided to venture down to the waterfront off the WOE property and watch the fireworks. The rain held, but the humidity was very heavy. We also had a group of people setting off their own fireworks nest to us. The smoke from the fireworks, people smoking, and the bugs made for a slightly unpleasant experience. Next year, I think we'll stay in.
I will be adding more pictures to Peter's Pics tomorrow. I'll let you know on social media when they're available.
This week's WOE Complex tour: The WOE drinking policy explained.
I have received questions about the WOE's drinking policy and why it's so strict. So, here is a rundown of what it is and why.
First off, Steven C. lost a close friend many years ago to a drunk driver. The person who ran the red light and sideswiped his friend was drinking for seven hours at a local bar. When other patrons were questioned the next day, they acknowledged that the man was drunk, but the bar kept serving him. The bar owner said it wasn't their responsibility and his customers are adults and should know not to drive.
Well, that answer can be debated on both sides. Sometimes, people don't know they've had too much to drink before they get behind a wheel. If you know someone is impaired and keep serving them, knowing they are going to drive at a party you're having at your home, then you, as a host, are not helping.
Should the host be held responsible if their guests go out and kill someone? Maybe they didn't notice or were too busy. Yes, people should take responsibility for their actions, especially when drinking. But sometimes, we all need a little help. Sometimes, we could use someone to take the keys and offer a bed to sleep on. Now, there is no chance of an accident or DUI.
Responsibility: Both as the server and the customer or guests. Alcohol makes bar owners a lot of money. And in the end, that's what they're in business for. But if you're willing to push past that responsibility and make more money, then it should fall on the person serving.
Steven C. decided they would share in this responsibility and monitor its guests on how much they drink. If you're a Daily Visitor, then your drinking is limited to a slight buzz, and there is no drinking an hour or so before the Complex closes. If you're staying on property or at the Brand Name Hotels, then you're allowed to drink more.
Security has stopped people who got past the system and became too intoxicated to drive. They were given a bed to sleep on until the morning.
Steven C. put's it this way; "We need to strike a balance between not serving any alcohol and allowing guests to be responsible and enjoy a few drinks. We are not here to make money off of alcohol, but to support everyone in having a great time; families and all."
Thanks for reading. I hope you enjoy your weekend. Until next time,