31 January 2006

About the dangers of drinking

It appears that the numerous diseases, driving accidents, violent behavior and other widely discussed consequences of excessive alcohol consumption are only a tip of an iceberg. A new risk factor was reported:

"Boozing hubbies face wives' slippers"

Men caught boozing by their wives in an Indian village now face being slapped across the face by their wives' slippers.

Any married man discovered drinking will be hauled up before village elders* and slapped five times with his wife's leather slipper in front of local residents.

I, personally, consider quitting for good - my old lady favors sabot.

(*) Should in no way be associated with the Elders. The Elders are not that cruel.