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No Alcohol

No Alcohol

No drinking on the street. This reminds me of an incident several years ago when I was in town with a group of friends on a Saturday night. This was before I started drinking, and my friends bought cans of beer in an off-license.
The guy behind the counter warned them the Guards were about watching for people drinking alcoholic beverages in public and they seemed to heed his warning until they got across the road and popped open their cans.

Sure enough, within 2 minutes a Garda was there! He took their names and addresses, and asked them to stop drinking, and of course gave them an awful fright. I followed a chastened group of lads to the pub. Don’t even know why they wanted to drink outside as the pub was just around the corner. Could have been the “poor student” in each of them trying to save money.

Not drinking was great of course. Cost me all of about 6 or 7 quid on a night out, and I could drive home too!

Aperture ƒ/5
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 48mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/1000s

By Donncha

Donncha Ó Caoimh is a software developer at Automattic and WordPress plugin developer. He posts photos at In Photos and can also be found on Twitter.

One reply on “No Alcohol”

When I’m at conferences it always astounds me at how much people spend on their martinis, mixed drinks, & cocktails in just 2 hours. I swear after one weekend on the road I’ve easily saved $100 by not drinking with the rest of the gents.

On a good note, they also slip small comapny secrets without knowing when they are drunk….always has worked to my advantage.

James Mason

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