A: When he is a Polish piss artist.
A new European-wide poll by Eurobarometer claims that Poles are not one of the continent's heavy drinkers of alcohol. In fact, they are not heavy drinkers of alcohol, at all.
Twenty eight percent of Poles claim that they have not had a drink in the last 12 months. Which means, according to Eurobaromter, Poland is the fifth soberest nation in the EU!
It appears that Poles – a nation which loves a drink as much, if not more than most European countries – are a little embarrassed by their drinking habits, and have been slurring a few fibs to opinion pollsters.
For instance, only one percent of Poles admit that they drink every day; four percent say they drink 4 - 5 times a week; and just nine percent say they drink 2 - 3 times a week.
All in all, Poles claim they drink less than the EU average [?!].
Me thinks someone is...well, taking the piss.
See the whole Eurobarometer survey here (pdf).
This poll should be put forward for a Nobel Prize for Fiction.
Thursday, March 15, 2007
Posted by beatroot at 3/15/2007