What good is a drinking age?!

Question: What good is a drinking age!?
When you're drunk you act like you're 15 anyway; most bartenders or other servers(except at a teen party where everyone is a teen) can tell if you are too small or too immature to handle alcohol anyway, so what good is an age, because some people who are 38 can't handle it(I know this from having seen it)!. That being the case, why don't we let bartenders handle it on a case by case basis, but put the onus on them if they let someone drink who shouldn't have!?Www@FoodAQ@Com

that depends on the person!. anybody who gets drunk is most likely going to act like a 15 year old!. so the person who takes the beverage must know his or her limits, and when to stop!. bartenders only want to earn their money, so to anybody who is over 21 they will serve one too!. my aunt hasn't had an alcoholic beverage since her wedding, which was 11 years ago, and she is doing just fine!. basically, its the consumers own judgement!.!.!.!. if you want to drink, go ahead, but control yourself!. hope this helps!Www@FoodAQ@Com

the only reason the drinking age is 21 is so that small town cops have something to arrest someone for, someone being under 21 kids getting drunk!. they got a quota to fill, so they look good and get money!.
your idea would never work though!. some people make it obvious, but some people are better at hiding that they're drunk, and you can bet everyone would be trying to hide it!. then if they're "over served" but the bartender doesn't even realize it, then the drunk goes out and ***** something up then it's still the bartender's fault!. Www@FoodAQ@Com

a response to 'Englands' answer!.!.!.

If teens could drink in pubs and bars they wouldnt be on street corners, and its better to be in pub atleast its more safer and more controlled!.

Everyone has a different response to alcohol, ive known people in there 40s who cant handle it and people who are in there 20s who are sensible, everyone is differentWww@FoodAQ@Com

I do not think we should leave to bar tenders to decide that cause tho only one think bar tenders want is earn money cause their business is selling drinks!. So a good drinking age is 18 years old or so even when there are some adults whom do not handel alcohol well it is their own responsibility!. Everyone should know where their limits are!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

If we didn't have a drinking age there would be even more teenagers getting drunk on street corners than there are now, and it would send out the message to children that alcohol was no different than any other beverage!. Can you imagine all the kids in the land rolling in to school with hangovers!?Www@FoodAQ@Com

A good example to consider is England, where young people drink huge amounts in pubs!. 50% of English males get drunk at least once a week, according to recent stats!. Then they roam the streets in a truly dangerous manner!. You may have read how they get drunk and fight at football games!. They are incredibly menacing and destructive!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

If we didn't have a legal drinking age, then little 4 year old children would be able to drink as much vodka as they want, and they would die from poisoning!.
Is that a good enough answer for you!?Www@FoodAQ@Com

If an adult who knows better can consume alcohol and make stupid, life altering decision while impaired, how do you think inexperience kids would react!. There would be alot of deaths, thats for sure!Www@FoodAQ@Com

Go to Ukraine and you'll seeWww@FoodAQ@Com

you cant place ALL that responsibility on a bartender!.
how do you know that they will always be correct in their judgement!?
some kids definetly look the drinking age (even odler) and are clever enough to act like they know how to handle their drinks
but you are sorta right!.!.!.!.the onus DOES go on them if they let someone under age drink - that bar/restuarant or wherever can get FINED if its been found out that they sell booze to minors

im sure they know, because of their job, when someone is drunk or tipsy!.!.!.etc!.
they have absolutely no responsibility for the patrons once theyre finished their night of drinking!. they will not ask them, "do you have aride home now!?" if that were true then its similar to (i know, not exactly like!.!.but similar to) if you went to the grocery store!.!.!.and then saying that the cashier who sells you your food has to make sure you can have a ride back home to get your perishable items put away in time before they melt/go bad
it would be nice!.!.!.but ti jsut doesnt happen!. why!? it is not their responsibility!
however, it WOULD be agood idea if the government implemented some type of program that ensures that any customer at the bar who is "legally drunk" has a safe ride home, whether it be a d!.d!., a taxi, a bus, or special shuttle service!.
interesting questionWww@FoodAQ@Com

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