Friday, 21 August 2009

Warning! Beer garden! Danger of death!

I've often bemoaned the lack of decent beer gardens in Glasgow. Of course the climate isn't really favourable to it here most of the year, so when a nice day does come along the couple of beer gardens we do have are packed.

I love beer gardens; they're pretty much my favourite places to drink. There's nothing nicer than sitting in the shade under a chestnut tree, sipping a cool beer and watching afternoon slip into evening. Somehow the beer tastes nicer in the fresh air too.

Well, that's what I once thought. But now after reading this leaflet published by the Scottish Government, I've realised how wrong I was. This is what it says about drinking outside:

"Drinking outside increases your chances of having an accident or falling asleep outdoors and freezing to death (hypothermia)."

It's a wonder there are any Bavarians left alive.

1 comment:

  1. I notice that the icon they used for cider is one of those huge plastic bottles of 'trampagne', drunk in graveyards rather than a neat glass bottle of say, Aspall, drunk by nice people in nice pubs.