Friday, 15 August 2008

”Subtle Bouquet, Overtones Of Oak Leaves, And….Death?”

Hospitals in the News Shopper area have been forced to take extra measures to stop people stealing and drinking an alcoholic hand wash.

Both Lewisham Hospital and Queen Mary's Hospital, in Sidcup, have moved the handwash which is used to fight superbugs such as MRSA, to more secure locations in the building's public areas.
So, this is a problem with alcoholics?

Well, no:
An inquest at Southwark Coroner's Court, on August 5, heard how two homeless eastern Europeans were found dead in a Streatham squat after drinking the gel in February.

In response to the deaths Thamesreach is now pushing for the manufacturers of the gel to take more responsibility.

A charity spokesman said: "The onus is now on the makers of these gels to clearly label how poisonous these products are, while removing, or at least concealing, the reference to alcohol content."
Yup, you read that right. Two alcoholic tramps poison themselves by stealing and consuming a substance clearly not intended for human consumption, yet in the eyes of the charity health ‘experts’, it’s the manufacturer’s responsibility…

The world truly has gone mad!

5 comments:

John M Ward said...

I would simply make it taste really ghastly.

Ross said...

John, it already tastes vile as anyone whose ever licked their fingers a few hours after applying the stuff would know.

JuliaM said...

I'd guess taste isn't a big factor for alcoholics. Perhaps that stuff that makes you vomit after drinking alcohol might be a better bet. Can't think what it's called though...?

John M Ward said...

Thanks for the info, Ross.

Admittedly I haven't done that myself, so didn't know. I am clearly missing out on an aspect of life (not the first time that has happened!) :-)

scaling the pinnacle of life said...

Perhaps they were regular Pernod drinkers. Anyone who drinks that fucking aftershave would probably think hand wash was a pleasant change...