Have you had “One too Many?’

Image from cartoonstock.comHave you ever wanted to find out your exact tolerance level for alcohol? I mean we keep hearing about people having had “one too many drinks!” I think, and I am sure you will agree with me here (unless of course you have had one too many yourself) the real key is knowing when to stop.

Well, I am happy to tell you that I think we have finally a sure-fire test to figure this out. It is called the River or Parking lot Test.
So here is how it works.


One medium sized river
Few large bottles of whatever it is that makes your boat rock
Notebook and pen


Sit in front of the river. Look carefully at the river. Note down what you see in the notebook. If what you have written reads “river” then have a drink. Repeat.

If at any time during the above mentioned steps you see the words “underground parking lot” appear on the notepad, promptly stop guzzling the nectar.

Later, count the number of times the word river appears on the notebook and you will have the exact number of drinks that you can have before you have had “one too many!”

Now, I can see that you are scoffing at this novel theory of mine. Well, if you do not pay heed to it, you might end up with your car in the river and your driving licence with the police. That’s exactly what happened to Peter Thaler.

Check out this story : Swiss man mistakes river for car park

This Swiss man obviously had had “many too many” and mistook a river for an underground car park. Having happily parked his car (no doubt bucked at having been able to park it in the exact right spot even while intoxicated) he went away humming to himself.

“He was confused because of the fog – but mostly because of the drink,” the report quoted a source as saying.

Little did Thaler know that the police were just waiting to nab him when he went to collect his car. The police took away his licence and fined him and (beat this) asked him to pay costs for the recovery of his car.

I personally think that the authorities exhibited a marked lack of a S of H. But then, in their defence, the police say that he was so massively drunk that he flunked a breathalyser test on the day after the parking-car-in-the-river incident. Depressing, or what? Enough to make you take to the bottle, yourself.

So take this opportunity to test the limits of your sobriety. Find your tolerance level. (And save your car from getting an unscheduled wash!)

Moral of the story: Not only must you “Not drink and Drive,” you must also refrain from “Drinking and parking!”



  1. conan91
    Posted October 14, 2011 at 8:06 pm | Permalink | Reply

    the real good. 😀

    • saqib ahmed
      Posted October 14, 2011 at 8:24 pm | Permalink | Reply

      Thanks! 🙂

  2. sneha
    Posted October 14, 2011 at 8:47 pm | Permalink | Reply


  3. shariq
    Posted October 14, 2011 at 9:32 pm | Permalink | Reply

    and that is why i always taught you to drink but not to drive 😛

  4. Prosu
    Posted October 15, 2011 at 2:45 am | Permalink | Reply

    Poor guy. He just wanted a car wash! 🙂

    • saqib ahmed
      Posted October 16, 2011 at 3:19 am | Permalink | Reply

      Expensive car wash, what?

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