My daughter is in her junior year in college. She attends U/M in Ann Arbor, but is spending the entire school year as an exchange student in Prague Czech Republic. My Veryzon service allows me to call her for 20 cents a minute, so we speak often. And more often than not, when I do reach her, she is sitting in some sidewalk cafe' drinking beer for 50 cents a glass! She is only 20, but the legal drinking age is 18, so according to her it's OK. I'm not really cool with this but what the hell, I can't slap her. She claims that beer is cheeper than water anyway, and she is on a strict budget, so she is saving money by drinking beer! ......Now I've had many reasons in my life to be very proud of my daughter, but honest to God, to actually say that with a straight face to your overly-protective father? Thats my baby!!
Now with that in mind, I was watching a Travel Channel program on the Czech Republic last week, and they claimed that the country with the highest per/capita beer consumption in the world was...........The Czech Republic!! I thought HOLY SHIT how much beer are you drinking, to drink more than an Aussi, or a German, or a Canadian for Christ sake? Listen, I went to grad school at the University of Windsor in Ontario, and we had 3 pubs on campus alone. We had many Aussi students attending there, and let me tell you they can Pound Them Down! So if a Czech drinks more than those guys, they must certainly deserve that honor. I'm going somewhere with this story folks so please be patient, but you know it's kinda late and I am tired, so I think I'll save my destination until tomorrow...........Sorry.....Galen