Friday, November 20, 2015

Keep Calm and Drink Beer


Some of us are prepared to go to great lengths just for a pint of beer!
 
After the outside of their pub flooded in Leeds, UK, there was only one thing to do for John Kelly and Steve Holt. They decided to do the most sensible thing! Embrace the rain, get wet and have a pint.
 
"The water came in pretty quickly and pretty heavily and once we realized, Steve (the pub's owner) drove off to get some sandbags," the manager of the Kirkstall Bridge Inn tells Newsbeat.
 
"I stood and shouted at the water but it didn't seem to do much".
 
John adds: "Then we realized it wasn't getting any higher and the damage had already been done, so we decided we might as well sit in the beer garden anyway and have a pint".
 
The water came to within a couple of feet of the Kirkstall Bridge Inn's back door.
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
"It was remarkably cold. The first 15 minutes were a little bit uncomfortable but once we settled down it was surprisingly therapeutic, to sit not just by the river but in the river". I can imagine so. 
 
He adds: "It was a little surreal but it just became normal".
 
There were no seats available inside the pub at the time. It was full of customers having Sunday lunch. 
 
"So it was either loiter outside or sit in the river. We just thought we're not going to get beaten by a river, we're going to have a beer," John explains.
 
"The customers thought we were pretty stupid – they're probably right," he says. "Especially the parents who'd told their children off for running too close to the river.
 
I can relate to this story! I really can! Now I need a beer!
 
BTW, I truly believe:
 
 

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