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All you do is prove your identity to a machine (with a real person overseeing the operation), blow into a breathalyzer to prove you're not already drunk, then put in your credit card. What could be easier? What could be more humiliating? Why is this better than buying from a store clerk?
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your wine from this thing?
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Well, one of the main stores in the pilot program, Wegmans, has seen enough. They've had plenty of customer complaints. Go figure. The state says they'll continue " to ensure they provide the customer service our consumers expect." Hard liquor in store kiosks may be next. Hopefully, followed by condoms and guns. Actually, the idea of one-stop-shopping for a bottle of whiskey, a box of rubbers, and a 9mm might prove to be popular. Question for the bureaucrats: Do I have to blow into a breathalyzer to buy condoms? How about to buy a gun?