Do you ever come across something and suddenly realise that this is exactly what the phrase “what the fuck” was made for?
Today Guinness are testing out their brand spanking new idea which is to release a version of the pint with a lower alcohol content. Fair enough, I don’t drink Guinness so I don’t really care. But then I read some of the reactions in the Irish Indo .
before I quote these wonderful people of Limerick let me just share some links with you: Eight people killed on roads in little over 24 hours (subs) ; Drive and Stay Alive (I won’t comment on the “Southern Ireland” aspect) ; Road Beaths – Behaviour of Drivers must be altered ; On Endless Road safety Reports, und so weiter.
I’m guessing you didn’t click did you? You did get the message though, that road safety is a big issue at the moment in Ireland. So, can you guess what the low-alcohol-Guinness-testers said:
“If I am driving, the drink I would have is a glass of Guinness so having this lower alcohol option is really good for someone like me … I don’t drive but I would certainly be more comfortable getting into a car with someone who has had a glass of this new Guiness than someone on the regular brew.”
Now I’m well aware that one drink will not put the majority of people over the limit, but honestly.