Drinking lesson in Ireland

By Glenn Nakadate
This item appears on page 51 of the March 2014 issue.
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This month’s winner is GLENN NAKADATE of Boulder City, NV:

I was in Ireland a few years ago and made the obligatory pub stop to order a Guinness. Just as I was going to taste it, one of the pub habitués asked if I knew the correct way to drink it. I replied, “No, but I am sure you will enlighten me.” 

He said to use your finger or a toothpick to write a figure “8” on the top of the head. When you finish the drink, you should still see the 8 at the bottom. 

I asked, “What if I don’t see it?”

He replied, “Well, you do it again until you get it right.”

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This month’s winner is GLENN NAKADATE of Boulder City, NV:

I was in Ireland a few years ago and made the obligatory pub stop to order a Guinness. Just as I was going to taste it, one of the pub habitués asked if I knew the correct way to drink it. I replied, “No, but I am sure you will enlighten me.” 

He said to use your finger or a toothpick to write a figure “8” on the top of the head. When you finish the drink, you should still see the 8 at the bottom. 

I asked, “What if I don’t see it?”

He replied, “Well, you do it again until you get it right.”