Saturday, July 6, 2013

Sick Guinness

Someone told me about 10 years ago that when English patients are in the hospital, they'll be given one pint of Guinness each day. I imagine this is for almost all procedures, childbirth and liver transplants excluded. And by "childbirth" I mean that the mother could still be served a Guinness, but not the child. Liver transplant is self-explanatory, though perhaps they'd want to test it out once the new one's been put in. So the other day when I got sick, I picked up the usual supplies from the drugstore, then I stopped by the bodega next door to get coconut water, chicken soup, and one can of Guinness. If I had to guess, serving Guinness in hospitals (if it ever happened) ceased around the same time smoking in hospitals was banned. I could look it up, but I'd prefer not to know.

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