By Ted Schredd
Well I must say right up front
that Discover Fun does not endorse any kind of
alcoholic based fun. Not that it is bad we just
don’t endorse it. But…
I just had to tell you about this event because
it is so darn funny. My friend Kevin (who has
run across Canada) had his bi annual jog a lager
event and thought you really needed to hear about
Kevin invites all his “running” friends
over to his house. At 6:00 pm participants start
running a one km course through the streets of
Vancouver. It’s pretty simple. They run
a km and they drink a beer. Some non beer drinkers
substitute margaritas or gin and tonics. The
event runs for three hours.
Now a couple of funny things happen. Most of
the participants are extremely good runners but
not so good drinkers. The combination of endorphins
from exercise and the alcohol endorphins makes
for some extremely, how could you say, jubilant
This also creates an excellent opportunity for
some practical jokes by the non participants.
There are three fine fellows that live at Kevin’s
house; Kevin, Roger and Eric. So RJ, Rob and
I unloaded the kitchen and loaded it into Roger
and Kevin’s room. Soup cans in the bed,
in the pillows cases, clean pots in the dirty
laundry, dirty pots in the clean laundry – you
get the idea. We avoided Eric because he had
his new girlfriend over and we thought that it
wouldn’t be good etiquette.
Now we left, and the drunken athletes
partied on through the night. Roger at one point
the cans and also discovered that Eric’s
room was left untouched by the wrath of kitchen
paraphernalia. So immediately assuming that Eric
was the culprit, Roger dumped a very large jar
of change into Eric’s bed.
The next morning Eric woke up totally oblivious
to the fact that all the change had stuck his
body and was falling off one coin at a time.
Because of his massive hangover he couldn’t
figure out exactly what that, “ching ching” sound
was as the coins fell off his body. Most of the
participants didn’t remember anything after
the run and were hung-over for more than a day.
This is definitely not recommended by Discover
Fun but we thought you might enjoy how dangerous
some of my friends are.