Tuesday, April 12, 2011

In Park City... Utah? What WERE they thinking?

The Responsible Retailing Forum (RRF) is to meet in Park City, Utah, to Address Preventing the Sale of Alcohol to Kids.

The press release starts of SALT LAKE CITY, April 12, 2011

The Responsible Retailing Forum (RRF), a leading organization in preventing underage sales of alcohol and tobacco, is holding its 9th Annual Responsible Retailing Forum (RRF) in Park City, Utah, from April 12-13, 2011. The meeting is being hosted by Utah's Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control and the theme of this year's conference is: "Leveraging Resources: Non-traditional approaches to achieving responsible retailing in a time of fiscal austerity."

"The meeting will be attended by members of the public and private sector, including alcohol regulators, state attorneys general, law enforcement and transportation, retailers and their associations, distributors, alcohol manufactures and other stakeholders representing 24 states."

I do not care who the Responsible Retailing Forum is, or what they think they are doing. Allowing their event to be hosted by Utah's Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control is rather like having King Herod host a Responsible Childcare Forum meeting.

What WHERE these people thinking?


AlexisAR said...

This is irony in its purest form. I like your King Herod analogy. i guess it would be a little like leaving a suck egg hound (I think that's a U.S. Ozarkism) in charge of helping Hunpty Dumpty maintain his balance. Any way one views it, it's classic irony.

Matt said...

A suck egg hound? I have never heard that expression before, but I like it a lot!

johnseomaven said...

There should be a policy or law to enforce alcohol retailers or manufactures and its employees to take training and certification exams. The advocacy to lessen and prevent underage access to alcohol should start from responsible alcohol retailing training for companies such as wholesalers, manufacturers, and distributors.