Tuesday, 17 June 2014

"Ban nurses from pubs, urge drinkers"

From The Metro:

Nurses should be banned from pubs and clubs because they are a ‘waste of resources,’ drinkers say.

Instead, all medically trained people should purchase alcohol in off-licences or supermarkets, the Campaign for Real Ale's annual congress was told. They are a nuisance to other guests, waste the time of hard-pressed bar staff and increase serving times, the meeting heard.

Delegate Uwem Otong said: "Finishing medical school is not an accident. People with other qualifications aren't bossing us around, so if the corner shop or a supermarket is capable of dealing with them, they don't need to go to the pub.

"So why should medical practitioners be served in pubs? I think it is a waste of resources."

However, pub landlords argued it was wrong to discriminate against people who needed a drink and could lead to other people wearing work overalls being misdiagnosed as tiresome meddlers.