Monday, April 12, 2010


News reaches me this Monday that in Denmark the brewer Carlsberg has a strike on its hands.

Apparently it wants staff – including the delivery drivers – to reduce the amount of free beer they are allowed to drink at work.

At present the workers are allowed to drink the brewery’s products all day long. Carlsberg wants that restricted to just lunchtimes. The thirsty Danes are having none of it.

Now my alcohol intake is just wine with meals. However I certainly remember through the haze the days of downing four pints of Guinness in the snug of Doheny & Nesbitts in Dublin over a liquid lunch with my media colleagues.

But all day drinking - as part of the job – for free – that is a sobering thought! Especially if a tanker carrying Carlsberg is hurtling towards you down the road.

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