It was our group secretary's last day at work. So we had to do something to see her off and welcome her replacement.
So it's a so-so dinner of huoguo
, tons of jingjiu
and a crystal bottle of wuliangye
that somebody brought. We were seated on the terrace and the high point of the evening was when the air conditioner exploded in a spray of sparks, followed immediately by the transformer up on the power pole. We were bathed in darkness and heat for the remainder of the meal while the power company worked at getting the lights on again. Oh and speaking of pleasant, there were the long lectures by the boss and his boss. Oh why do they have to do that every time they get lubed up?
We ate dinner and then it was off for 폭탄주 after 폭탄주
at a 라이브빠. After 모과장 nearly spit up all over my briefcase (again! I'm going to have to stay away from that guy) we headed out. He went home while everyone else went across the street for karaoke fun.
Ok, from the days when a relative ran a 노래방, I knew that they sold stuff in cans that's non-alcoholic and looks
like beer but isn't
beer to get around liquor laws. Said relative laughed about how she could charge much higher prices for it as beer and the customers were so sloshed that they couldn't tell the difference. That description clearly fit the colleagues that night. And, true to form, there it was...6 cans of beer substitute. Lest you mistake it for something else, it was clearly labeled, "Gross."
Ever so cleverly disguised to look like cans of Cass beer.
It appears that we weren't the first to be duped by this type of bait'n switch routine.
The colleague verdict was: "What are you talking about? Isn't this beer?"
I thought the whole idea was just...well...gross.
On a side note, I'm not sure if this little boy can tell the real goods from "gross," but he clearly prefers Cass to other lagers.