DRINKING at least three pints of beer at lunchtime could put Britain’s economy back on track, it has been claimed.Yup—I think that'll work very nicely!
As the country sinks further into a double-dip recession, economists believe the decline of lunchtime drinking could be the cause of its economic woes.
Professor Henry Brubaker of the Institute for Studies said: “Throughout the 80s and early 90s, office workers would flee the office like rats out of a trap at half twelve – twelve on Fridays – heading straight for the pub.
“However bosses fell under the influence of soulless foreign ‘business experts’, particularly Americans, who believed that drinking several pints of beer in the middle of the day could negatively effect productivity.
“But it’s only after the shift away from midday alcohol binges towards eating a sad little sandwich at one’s computer that everything went to shit.”
Professor Brubaker believes a mandatory minimum lunchtime beer consumption of three pints could restore Britain’s economic vigour.
As I always say, the glass is half-empty—and it's your round...