Daily Archives: September 24, 2003

Alcohol Abuse

Whilst in a local cafe a few months ago, I witnessed a conflict. On the table in front of me were a glass of wine and a can of lager (which I will permit to wear the label "beer" for the purpose of this illustration, as a bitter drinker I would hesitate to do so under normal circusmstances). As I watched, the wine in the glass insulted the beer,

"You are a stupid drink," it sneered, "You think you look so clever, there in your can, but I know you are just an idiotic form of alcohol."

The beer in the can responded to these jibes in the only way it knew.

"Stitch that!" it cried as it head-butted the wine glass (yes, I know a beer can has no head [a good pint will tho] just use your imagination here a little, will you?!).

You may think that the purpose of this illustratiion is a lesson in not mixing grape and grain. Whilst this is good advice, and drinking only a little so as to avoid a throbbing head completely is even better, it is not my primary purpose. My intention is to prove once again that the Bibles words are true. In the words of Proverbs 20 v 1a – "Wine is a mocker and beer a brawler."

May this thought enlighten your mind and brighten your day.