June 21, 2007

Cocktail Lids vs Date Rape Drugs

We just heard about something that's sure to get people's blood boiling - here in Boston at least, anyway. There's been a proposal from the Boston City Council that all drinks served in the city should have plastic lids put on them to keep people from dropping date rape drugs in them. All drinks. Seems to us their hearts are in the right place, and the idea of date rape drugs make us sick, but it just doesn't seem practical, does it? You want to drink a Guinness out of a lidded glass? We sure don't.

Our proposal - bouncers are given the right to pat people down and chemically castrate anyone found carrying roofies, right on the spot. That'd cut down on the problem...what do you think?

The covers require that drinkers pierce the covers and imbibe through a straw, a notion that produced some skepticism about how well they would be received.

"You can't drink a martini with a straw!" said Charles M. Perkins, who runs the Boston Restaurant Group. "It just wouldn't be the same. It would be a real turnoff to people."

"That would crush the umbrella, wouldn't it?" said Dan Pokaski, chairman of the Boston Licensing Board. "I don't see people doing it."

via Boston.com

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Posted by Jake Jamieson at June 21, 2007 7:40 AM
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It seems to me the key word here is "served" with a lid - no one is forcing the patrons to keep the lids on the drinks, any more than you have to do anything with the straw in a highball other than toss it contemptuously on the floor.

It's a dumb idea - it's security theatre unless the lids are glued on. (Even then - bad people can't push a pill through the straw-hole?)

Oh, and why bother with "chemically" castrating the pervos with roofies? A set of stirrups, a few rubber bands and a pocket knife near the coat check is more than they'd deserve.

Posted by: Crosius at June 23, 2007 12:18 AM
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