Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Beyond a joke.

This joke appeared in a cartoon in my daily paper, NRC Next. It refers to the drinking age for beer and wine being raised from 16 to 18 here in Holland. I think a pretty stupid and counter-productive move.

Fokke and Sukke
are 17 and law-abiding

Fokke: A crate of beer for this evening.

Sukke: and then a bottle of children's champagne for the New Year.

My son Andrew is 17. He could legally drink beer in a pub until midnight, then have to celebrate the New Year with lemonade. How totally fucking ridiculous.

You can see the original cartoon here. Though probably only for today.

1 comment:

Ed said...

Oh dear, so the teetotalitarians are gaining ground in the Netherlands too.