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Published:November 8th, 2008 08:41 EST
Bar Fly Tries To Pay Bar Tab With Gum Wrappers

Bar Fly Tries To Pay Bar Tab With Gum Wrappers

By Robert Paul Reyes

"A 28-year-old man who attempted to pay for his bar tab with gum wrappers was arrested after a scuffle with a police officer on Tuesday night, authorities said. A bartender told police the man was playing pool with an open bottle of beer and spilled some of it on the table. She said he first tried to pay his $32 tab with a credit card, which was declined."

The Associated Press (AP)

The Good Book instructs us to do all things in moderation, this is a lesson this 28-year old man has yet to learn. There is nothing wrong with drinking a couple of beers with your pizza or sipping a glass of wine with your steak, but if you confuse gum wrappers for legal tender you`ve had too much to drink.

I`m not surprised this bar fly`s credit card was maxed out, alcoholics rarely display good judgement. Charge a $200 Super Duper remote control to my credit card, why not?

I`m also not shocked this guy scuffled with a cop, many drunkards are quick to resort to violence.

And I`m not amazed the fool spilled beer on a pool table, alcohol robs you of your agility.

This obscure AP article should be read by all alcoholics, it might inspire them to turn over a new leaf.