Truth in beer

Monday 1 November 2010, 1.14am HKT


Two burly labourers in their late 50s or early 60s in a café.

“I don’t drink water. I only drink beer.”

Aside from the fact that these two burly chaps with thick fingers and even thicker biceps, plus their loud and irritating conversation, they reminded me of a German proverb:

In wine you will find wisdom;

In beer, strength;

And in water — bacteria.

(31 Oct 2010, 12.20pm)

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