The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.
11 December 2007, Germany | Being frugal can be carried too far! A
64-year-old man returning from holiday in Egypt was carrying two pints of
vodka. He ran afoul of security while switching planes at the Nuremberg
Airport. Rules now prohibit carrying large quantities of liquid aboard a
flight, and the staff was adamant. He could not take that vodka on the
Instead of handing over the alcohol, or paying a fee to check his carry-on
luggage, the man quickly quaffed the two pints. That much vodka can easily
kill a man! He was soon unable to stand upright.
A doctor was summoned. She determined that he had consumed a potentially
life-threatening amount of alcohol, and sent him to a local clinic for
treatment of alcohol poisoning.
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