Massachusetts’ Worst Blue Laws

I’m on the record for being a general hater of Massachusetts’ absurd happy hour ban and liquor license rules, but I’m betting there are scores of other state laws that drive you insane. You know: The old-school laws that make you want to curse our puritanical forefathers for being so buttoned-up and our stodgy legislators for failing to wake up and realize that it’s 2011. I mean, we weren’t allowed to get a damn Bloody Mary with our Sunday morning brunch until last year!

I want to know: What arcane blue laws do you despise the most? Is it the fact that you can’t get a six-pack before the Pats’ game if it’s before noon on Sunday? That you can’t pick up a bottle of wine at any grocery store? That just about all retail outlets in the state have to shut down on Thanksgiving, preventing you from grabbing last minute stuffing ingredients for the turkey feast and stopping economy-boosting Black Friday sales from starting at midnight, like just about every other state in the country? What else?

Let me know in the comments, on Twitter at @patrickcdoyle, or shoot me an email. I’ll be posting a follow-up shortly.