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March 4, 2011

She and her employers celebrated Repeal Day every year at an elegant country club overlooking the bay. A joyous day indeed when Prohibition was finally repealed, they say. Really, she thinks as she lifts her glass in a toast, has there ever been a more ridiculous law? After all, you want to celebrate with a drink when things are good, or drink away your sorrows when things are bad. Itís human nature. Her nature, however, is not a curious one, so she has never even thought to ask her boss if the firm bootlegged in those dark days.†