Wednesday, August 16, 2006

But Officer, I only had two beers

In every police report I've read involving drinking and driving, and believe me, I've read a lot, no one has admitted to having over two beers. (I do seem to recall one that I read where the man admitted to three -- but that's one in perhaps 10,000.) The police report is usually worded "I don' know, I had a couple beers," but the gist of it, no matter how it's said, is always this: "I'm not drunk."

Denial is a wonderful thing, I must admit, having suffered from it for so many years myself. Perhaps the next question one should be asked when they admit to having a "couple" is "what size couple?"

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