A question of timing:

March 14th, 2007

Why aren’t car dealerships, cialis buy cure dentists, and consumer banks (to name a few) open on Sundays? Why do I have to take time off from my job or leave early to accomodate them? Shouldn’t they be trying to accomodate me?

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  • 1. Nick  |  March 14th, 2007 at 9:04 am

    While I can’t speak to dentists… car dealerships and banks are closed because of … wait for it… the government.

    Banks are closed because they can’t do many transactions if the FDIC is not open. And by law, the FDIC is not available on Sundays.

    Car Dealerships are closed by state law. Supposedly it was for your benefit, so you could go to a dealership lot and look at cars without a salesguy bugging you.

    Isn’t that nice of uncle sam?

  • 2. Administrator  |  March 14th, 2007 at 9:10 am

    Ladies and gentlemen, this is why Nick and I are libertarians at heart. (Hopefully, Nick won’t kill me for daring to speak for him.)

  • 3. Fuzz Martin  |  March 14th, 2007 at 1:30 pm

    Actually, the Sunday law was enacted to protect the Jewish community. See, many Jewish families refused to work on the Sabbath (which is Sunday to most, but some do Saturdays). Since there was a large number of Jewish-owned car dealerships, they thought it wouldn’t be fair for the non-religious dealers to be able to sell these expensive cars when they wouldn’t. So, the law was put in place to make sure everybody was on an “even ground.”

    Imagine if Christians wanted a law like this? Yikes.

  • 4. Aaron  |  March 16th, 2007 at 5:29 pm

    On different note: why do businesses that aren’t necessary (like fast food joints) seem to be open every day of the year?

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