Is that a frosty mug I see before me?
All you people who think I make up everything in this blog, check it out.
A real story, and much better than anything I could invent.
It turns out that over there in Denmark, several hundred employees at the Carlsberg brewery have stopped work for a couple of days to protest a company decision to limit beer drinking at work to lunch breaks.
I’ll let that sink in for minute. Some of the workers are cheesed-off because they can ONLY drink at lunch, instead of whenever they want, like they used to.
It gets much better. According to a company spokesman, the Carlsberg DRIVERS have retained an old right to have three beers per day OUTSIDE lunch hours, and warehouse workers wanted the same right.
This story seemed so astounding I double-checked with our Copenhagen bureau, and they swear it’s true.
BTW, I’m also told that back in the 1980s, when Carlsberg stopped adding vitamin C to their beer, some of their workers developed scurvy, but I consider that bit of gossip WAY too good to be true.
Lamar, you heading out with that truckload of beer?
Yeah Boss. Just let me finish my three beers, and then drink my lunch, and I’ll be off…
Good lad, Lamar. Hey, you wanna grab a beer after work?
Right: A Carlsberg beer logo is seen at a pub in central London in a 2008 file photo. REUTERS/Toby Melville
Left: A visitor to the London Brewers’ Beer Festival tries a bottle of Carlsberg beerin a 1997 file photo. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque