Where do they get the alcohol?

Contributed by editor on Sep 13, 2005 - 11:58 AM


Dear Ed

I was musing the other day, whilst I cleared up the results of the excesses of the previous night's drinking, what would be a punishment befitting those who think it is great fun to smash glass bottles and glasses on the pavements and roads.

All I could come up with was that the cretins would be made to walk barefoot over a bed of broken glass - with no hope of receiving medical treatment from the precious resources of the National Health Service.

I know that I was particularly grumpy at the time; it was a nice morning, but I did have other, more important things to do.

I know too that such a punishment would infringe the darlings' human rights.

However, what about the pets and children that had to walk over that area (approximately twenty metres run of pavement) where the only alternative route was to walk in the road and run the risk of the motorists who, in the majority, needlessly flout the existing speed limit.

It was also worth noting that these youngsters were only bordering on the age of being able to obtain alcohol legally - how do they get hold of the stuff.

Certainly, the three girls the week before were nowhere near that age and one of them was so out of her mind that she had trouble staying in the middle of the road.

I ask again, where do they obtain the alcohol?

Yours, as grumpy as ever,