Friday, December 14, 2007

Douche Bag Of The Week: Penny Wise, Euro Foolish

From the AP via Yahoo! News:

A man nearly died from alcohol poisoning after quaffing two pints of vodka at an airport security check instead of handing it over to comply with new rules about carrying liquids aboard a plane.

The incident occurred at the Nuremberg airport, where the 64-year-old man was switching planes on his way home to Dresden from a vacation in Egypt. New airport rules prohibit passengers from carrying larger quantities of liquid onto planes, and he was told at a security check he would have to either throw out the bottle of vodka or pay a fee to have his carry-on bag checked.

Instead, he chugged the vodka — and was quickly unable to stand or otherwise function, police said.

A doctor called to the scene determined he had possibly life-threatening alcohol poisoning, and he was sent to a Nuremberg clinic for treatment. The man, whose name was not released, is expected to be able to go home in a few days.
Sometimes stoopidity qualifies you for Douche Bag of the Week.


Anonymous said...

Hey there,

I have stupidly deleted my links without having a back up. I had not taken a look for a very long time, in particular the time leading up to me going away on my travels, so I've just come across you mentioning my site.

Thank you so much! I really appreciate that.

With newspaper reports like that, it's no wonder the joy has been sucked out of that "traveling" part of traveling.


evilganome said...

Not merely a stupid douchebag, but a drunken stupid douchbebag! It doesn't get much better really.

Why didn't the asshole just pay the fee and shut up?

Doralong said...

There's an idiot born every minute. and I always seem to be in line behind them..

Tater said...

Well Dora honey, it's better to be behind them than under 'em.

Elizabeth said...

He might qualify for douche bag of the month for that! And can you imagine actually being the one behind him in the customs line? with, probably, a connecting flight to catch. you'd be watching it all and thinking, "No, he didn't just do that! I am so deeply screwed."