Liquor Store

  • Season 2 , Ep 4
  • 07/22/2014
  • Views: 3,887

Convinced that no business should have to turn away paying customers, Nathan comes up with a way for a liquor store owner to sell to minors. (6:01)

Tags:  alcohol, teens, laws
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IN SANTA CLARITA,CALIFORNIA,

AND EVERY DAY,HE DEALS WITH A PROBLEM

THAT HAS VEXEDLIQUOR STORE OWNERS FOR YEARS.

- WE ALWAYS HAVE TEENAGER

TRYING TO COMEAND BUY ALCOHOL.

WE ALWAYS REFUSE THE SALE.

- AS FAR AS I'M CONCERNED,

NO BUSINESS SHOULD EVER HAVE TOTURN AWAY A PAYING CUSTOMER,

SO I PAID NABIL A VISITTO HELP HIM OUT.

EVERY TIME YOU TURN AWAYA TEENAGER

WHO'S TRYING TO BUY ALCOHOL,YOU'RE LOSING A SALE.

- YES, BECAUSE THAT'SWHAT THE LAW IS.

- MM-HMM. SO, FROM NOW ON,YOU ALLOW THEM TO PURCHASE IT,

BUT THEY JUST CAN'T TAKE IT HOMEUNTIL THEY'RE 21.

THE MAIN REASONTEENAGERS WANT BOOZE

IS TO LOOK COOLTO THEIR FRIENDS,

SO IF NABIL LET MINORSPURCHASE ALCOHOL,

BUT THEN HELD ITIN A STORAGE LOCKER

UNTIL THEIR 21ST BIRTHDAY,BOUQUET PLAZA LIQUOR WOULD GAIN

A TON OF NEW UNDERAGE CUSTOMERS,WHO COULD THEN

BRAG TO THEIR FRIENDSTHAT THEY OWN BOOZE.

THE PLAN, INCREASE BUSINESSBY SELLING ALCOHOL TO MINORS.

- COULD BE POSSIBLE, BUTWHEN YOU GET CLOSE TO THAT AGE,

DEFINITELY, YOU DON'T WANTA VOUCHER THAT SAYS,

"OH, YES, I OWNCOUPLE BOTTLE OF LIQUOR,"

BUT WHERE THEY ARE?SO THEY WANT TO HAVE IT.

- WELL, NO OFFENSE,BUT, YOU KNOW, I'M A BIT CLOSER

TO MY TEENAGE YEARSTHAN YOU ARE,

SO I THINK I KNOWWHAT YOUTH THESE DAYS WANT.

- IF THEY GET THE HAPPINESSOF "YES, I HAVE IT,"

THAT WOULD BE GREAT.

- WITH NABIL ON BOARD,I CREATED SOME TAGS

THAT WOULD WORK LIKEA COAT CHECK SYSTEM FOR ALCOHOL.

SO MINORS COULD RECLAIMTHEIR BOOZE FROM STORAGE

ONCE THEY TURN 21.

NEXT, I HAD TO GETTHE WORD OUT TO YOUNG PEOPLE,

SO I ARRANGED A MEETING

WITH THE CHAIROF A LOCAL YOUTH LITTLE LEAGUE

IN THE HOPES OF LANDINGA SPONSORSHIP DEAL.

- YOU SERIOUSLY ARE TALKINGABOUT PUTTING A BANNER

THAT SAYS,"WE SELL LIQUOR TO MINORS"?

- THESE MINORS DON'TACTUALLY GET TO TAKE HOME

THE ALCOHOLTILL THEY'RE 21.

- WELL, I DO UNDERSTAND IT,BUT I'M NOT SURE THAT I AGREE

WITH TYING THATUP TO OUR LITTLE LEAGUE.

DO YOU UNDERSTANDWHAT I'M SAYING?

- I DON'T KNOWIF THIS HELPS IN ANY WAY,

BUT WE'D ALSO BE WILLINGTO OFFER A FREE BOTTLE OF GIN

TO EVERY KID IN THE LEAGUE.

- NO, I'M SORRY.

- THANK YOUFOR YOUR TIME, THEN.

- WELL, THANK YOUFOR YOUR OFFER.

- YEAH.- I'M SURE IT'LL WORK OUT.

OH, NO.- WHAT?

- WHAT IS THIS FOR?- THIS--

- WHAT IS THIS FOR?

- [muttering]- OH, NO, NO, NO.

NO, NO.THANK YOU VERY MUCH, THOUGH.

- ARE YOU--- LET ME SHOW YOU OUT.

- NO, NO, ARE YOU SURE?- YEAH, YEAH. WE'RE DONE.

- WITH SPONSORSHIPOFF THE TABLE,

I NEEDED A DIFFERENT WAYTO REACH THE YOUTH MARKET,

SO I HIRED A TEEN ACTORTO POSE AS A STUDENT

TO GET THE WORD SPREADINGAT A LOCAL HIGH SCHOOL.

SO RIGHT OFF THE BAT,YOU KNOW, BEFORE YOU TALK

ABOUT THE LIQUOR STOREOR ANYTHING,

YOU GOT TO ESTABLISHA RAPPORT

SO THE TEENS YOU'RE TALKING TOTHINK YOU'RE COOL.

- OKAY.- SO MAYBE TALK ABOUT

HOW SCHOOL SUCKS, YOU KNOW,OR A BIT

ABOUT HOW THE INTERNET'SAWESOME OR SOMETHING.

AND THROW INSOME SWEAR WORDS TOO.

SO TRY THAT.

- HEY, MAN, WHAT'S UP?

HEY, DUDE, THAT INTERNETTHESE DAYS IS SO DOPE.

MAN, SCHOOL SUCKS, DUDE.

YOU CAN JUST GOON THE STINKING INTERNET.

- WITH CONNOR TRAINED,I GAVE HIM A BACKWARDS HAT

AND SUNGLASSESSO HE WOULD LOOK COOLER.

THEN I SENT HIMONTO SCHOOL PROPERTY

TO BEGIN SPREADING THE WORD.

- SO HOW ABOUT THAT INTERNET,MAN? WHAT'S UP?

OH, THE TEACHER SUCKS, BUTTHE INTERNET RULES, YOU KNOW?

SO, ANYWAYS,I GOT THIS COOL TIP.

THERE'S THIS LIQUOR STOREDOWN THE BLOCK.

IT'S CALLEDBOUQUET PLAZA LIQUOR STORE,

AND IT SELLS ALCOHOLTO MINORS.

OKAY, I GOT TO GOBACK TO SKIPPING CLASS.

- WITH CONNOR WORKINGTHE SCHOOL,

I HEADEDBACK TO BOUQUET PLAZA,

READY TO RECEIVEOUR UNDERAGE CUSTOMERS,

AND WITHIN MINUTES,THEY BEGAN TO ARRIVE.

- DID YOU READTHE SIGN OUTSIDE?

THAT'S--DID YOU--- THAT'S REAL?

- YEAH.- YEAH, YEAH. YOU CAN

GO GRAB SOME IF YOU WANT.- YOU WANT TO GO AHEAD

AND GRAB YOURSELFSOME ALCOHOL OR SOMETHING?

- [laughs]

I MEAN, I GUESS SO.[laughs]

- LOOK WHAT YOU GOT, HUH?- LOOK AT THAT.

- 40 OUNCE.- OH, THAT'S HUGE, BUDDY.

- HIGH LIFE, AWESOME.- YOU'RE GONNA START HEAVY,

DON'T YOU?- YEAH.

[laughter]

- SO YOU OWN THIS NOW.- YEAH, IT'S TIGHT.

- PRETTY SWEET.AH, AH, NOT SO CLOSE.

YOU GET A CLAIM CHECK,SO YOU'RE ALLOWED TO COME BACK

AND CLAIM IT WHEN YOU'RE 21.

- YEAH, BUT--[laughs]

I WANT IT FOR RIGHT NOW.I DON'T WANT IT TWO YEARS LATER.

- WITH NO REFUNDS ALLOWED,THE MINORS HAD NO OTHER OPTION

BUT TO FILL OUT THE CLAIM CHECK,ALLOWING THEM TO OWN ALCOHOL

WITHOUT THE CONSEQUENCESOF CONSUMING IT.

- WHAT YOU'RE DOING IS WEAK.THAT SUCKS.

- IT'S COOL AND LEGAL.

BREAKING THE LAWIS NEVER COOL.

- SEEMS LIKE A WASTEOF MONEY TO ME.

- MY PLAN WAS WORKING,AND NABIL WAS NOW ABLE

TO SELL TO A WHOLE NEW TYPEOF CUSTOMER.

- WHY DID I EVENJUST PAY FOR THIS?

- BECAUSE YOU'RE ALLOWEDTO OWN THE ALCOHOL.

- OKAY, WELL, I DON'T WANTTO OWN THE ALCOHOL.

I WANT THE ALCOHOL.

- KNOWING THAT SOME TEENSWOULDN'T BE SATISFIED

LEAVING EMPTY-HANDED,I HAD A CORNER OF NABIL'S STORE

CONVERTED TO LOOKLIKE A COOL BASEMENT

SO MINORS COULD TAKE PHOTOSWITH THEIR ALCOHOL,

BEFORE IT GOES INTO STORAGE,

THAT WOULD HELP THEMBRAG TO THEIR FRIENDS.

IT FELT GREATTO MAKE YOUNG PEOPLE HAPPY

WHILE TEACHING THEMABOUT RESPONSIBLE DRINKING.

SO AFTER CLOSING UPFOR THE NIGHT,

IT BROKE MY HEARTTHAT I HAD TO GIVE NABIL

SOME TERRIBLE NEWS.

I LOOKED INTO IT,AND IT TURNS OUT

THAT WHAT WE WERE DOINGWAS EXTREMELY ILLEGAL,

AND YOU KNOW,I GOT TO LOOK OUT FOR MYSELF.

I'M SORRY.

- GOOD EVENING, SIR.

- YES?- ARE YOU THE OWNER

OF THIS BUSINESS?- YES, SIR. HI.

- I'M AFRAID I'M GONNA HAVE TOPLACE YOU UNDER ARREST.

- WHY? WHAT'S GOING ON, SIR?HOW AM I--

- FOR DOING GOOD BUSINESS!

[dance music]

[laughs]

- YOU'RE NOT IN TROUBLE AT ALL,I WAS JOKING.

- SO REALLY?IT DOES WORK OUT?

- YEAH, IT'S NOT ILLEGAL.

- OKAY.- I MEAN, HE'S NOT A REAL COP,

HE'S A STRIPPER, YEAH.- THAT'S OKAY.

BUT TO BRINGA STRIPPER TO A BUSINESSMAN,

IT'S NOT A REALLYGOOD IDEA, NO.

- OH, YOU DON'T LIKE IT?

[music stops]- NOT AT ALL. LIKE, OKAY--

- WELL, IT WAS A JOKE,YOU KNOW,

LIKE, YOU THOUGHT HE WAS A COP.YOU KNOW?

- THAT'S WHAT I'M SAYING,EVEN IF IT'S GONNA BE A JOKE,

NATHAN, TO BRING A BUSINESSMAN,BRING HIM, LIKE, STRIPPER--

A GUY STRIPPER, IT'S NOT REALLYGONNA BE THE COOL THING TO HAVE.

- ALL RIGHT.

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