|Published April 26, 2007.|
|Haligonian Liquor Retention|
|I live downtown. So every day I get up and go to work on foot through the streets of Halifax.|
Two things to get out of the way. Number one, I'm from Ontario. Number two, it is my lay understanding of Nova Scotia that Halifax has a rich drinking culture. Presumably this culture has developed over a hundred years of sailors, military conflicts, and post-secondary education.
In all that time, did nobody teach a Haligonian to hold their liquor?
I swear, every other step I'm treading carefully to avoid some amateur's puke stain. Were that not enough, there is also broken glass to avoid, plaper plates from pizza corner, and a few weeks ago some chick's weave was strewn across the sidewalk on Brunswick. Mercy. And tut, tut.
I don't see this happening back home and I've lived in a few big University towns including Glasgow, Scotland.
So is it overservice? Overindulgence? Or is it that the residents of Halifax can't get a grip on their liquor?