From serpentine queues to lathicharge by police — the scenes outside liquor shops across the country ever since stand-alone outlets were allowed to open earlier this week have made their way to several social media platforms, triggering a windfall of jokes and memes. And now a peculiar incident in Uttarakhand has left many amused.
The viral clip, which was shared by ANI, shows people in Nainital braving a hailstorm while standing outside a liquor shop on the Mall Road. While some can be seen with umbrellas, many were standing in the harsh weather without any protection.
Watch the video here:
— ANI (@ANI) May 5, 2020
Viewed over one lakh times, the video triggered several reactions online, with many lauding the “dedication” of the customers. “That’s called ‘True Spirits’,” wrote a user while commenting on the viral post.
Wah dedication ko salaam.
— Tweetera🐦 (@DoctorrSays) May 5, 2020
That’s called “True Spirits”
— SUⓂ️ℹ️🥦 (@TheSoulofHonour) May 5, 2020
Barf ka jugaad already kar diya hai.
Mother nature at her best.
— Madhur (@ThePlacardGuy) May 5, 2020
Bas aisa hi motivation hona chahiye
— Aarohi Tripathy 🇮🇳 (@aarohi_vns) May 5, 2020
— Naman (@memewalaladka__) May 5, 2020
Such dedication 🙏🙏🙏🙏😂😂😂😂
— Prati S (@SPrati7) May 5, 2020
With the opening of liquor stores across states, the government is attempting to generate the much needed revenue with the lockdown straining their coffers.
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