I am not going to suggest this world needs more violence, more anti-civil behaviours, more jerks. No, I am not going to suggest that. But I might suggest that once in a while a well placed beer poured from above is not such a bad thing:
A Glenview man who poured beer over his apartment balcony onto the head of a restaurant employee who was smoking a cigarette late Saturday will not be charged, police said this week. The man told authorities he was upset because the smoke from employees at the rear of a sushi restaurant in the 2600 block of Aviator Lane wafts up into his apartment. Police said no complaints were signed, and restaurant management was told to designate a smoking area 15 feet from the rear entrance.
Mmmm...smokey sushi. What could be better. No one wants to like in a pall of the puffs of others and, when push comes to shove, why can't a stream of beer from above be the medium of that message?
Think about it. Beer as the medium of retribution. I don't think I can recall using this method of beer based social punishment but I must have used a similar thing. Sure there were laws of beer. Once I swapped a pal's fridge full of macro-crap for craft beer to make a point. He broke the good taste rule. And, when I was younger, I certainly have reached over and drained the glass of another across the table when his point was less than compelling. Harsh? He forfeited it. There was a code and the code could be enforced. By the same code, money borrowed for buying beer could only be called upon if there was a reciprocal need to borrow beer. Otherwise it was an act of friendship to ensure your pal in tight times was...you know...able to get a little tight.
So for reminding us of right and wrong and how beer can be used to encourage respect for the same, here is a toast to the Glenview man of the 2600 block of Aviator Lane in Chicago.