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Welsh Restaurant Served Double Whisky to Two-Year-Old Celebrating His Birthday (U.K.)
AP ^ | October 12, 2012 | AP

Posted on 10/11/2012 11:08:29 AM PDT by DogByte6RER

Welsh restaurant Frankie and Benny's served booze to toddler

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A RESTAURANT chain has apologised for accidentally serving alcohol to a toddler in Wales, calling it a case of human error.

The BBC reported that two-year-old Sonny Rees was taken to a hospital emergency room after drinking whisky at his second birthday party at a Frankie and Benny's restaurant in Swansea.

His mother, Nina Rees, said he was clearly intoxicated. She said she tasted his drink, which was supposed to be lime juice and water, after noticing that he was making a funny face.

"It was whisky, I would say a double. As soon as I sipped it I had the slight burny feeling in my throat and warming in my chest," she said.

"Sonny had taken about 10 sips - he was obviously intoxicated."

At the hospital, the staff monitored his vital signs and later gave him the all-clear.

Frankie and Benny's said it was extremely sorry for Saturday's incident and is looking into what systems need to be put in place to ensure that it does not happen again.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailytelegraph.com.au ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Local News; Miscellaneous; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: alcohol; birthdayparty; booze; hangover; headstart; napl; parenting101; toddler; wales; whiskey; whisky
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Sonny Rees drinking the whisky at the restaurant

1 posted on 10/11/2012 11:08:32 AM PDT by DogByte6RER
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BBC further reports ...

Sonny was asleep by the time he arrived at Morriston Hospital, Swansea, where staff monitored his vital signs.

He was later given the all-clear and allowed to go home.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-west-wales-19906942


2 posted on 10/11/2012 11:10:08 AM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: DogByte6RER

What a cry baby! He should have finished it and asked for another.


3 posted on 10/11/2012 11:12:00 AM PDT by MadMitch (nemo me impune lacessit)
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To: Slings and Arrows

ping


4 posted on 10/11/2012 11:12:44 AM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: DogByte6RER

Nothing like that has ever happened for my birthday.


5 posted on 10/11/2012 11:12:50 AM PDT by wastedyears (The First Law of Heavy Metal: Not all metal is satanic.)
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To: DogByte6RER

I’m surprised a 2 year old didn’t just spit it out; whiskey isn’t exactly what a kid would consider tasty. Has he some experience already with booze..?


6 posted on 10/11/2012 11:14:15 AM PDT by verum ago (Some people must truly be in love, for only love can be so blind.)
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To: verum ago
It's the UK. He's just getting a head start.

Booze and babies are a BAD mix. Glad the little fellow is still breathing.

/johnny

7 posted on 10/11/2012 11:16:21 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: DogByte6RER

People are retarded.

They took a picture instead of stopping it?


8 posted on 10/11/2012 11:17:56 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL

hmmm skull and cross bones on that sweater


9 posted on 10/11/2012 11:20:05 AM PDT by molson209
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To: GeronL

I’d be making faces drinking the Lime Juice!


10 posted on 10/11/2012 11:22:45 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: GeronL
According to the article, they didn't know it was a whiskey double, they thought it was a lime juice and water.

Yeah... I read the article, kick me out of the posting before reading club. It doesn't happen often.

/johnny

11 posted on 10/11/2012 11:24:03 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: verum ago
I remember my first whiskey. Cough medicine. Old Grandad and honey. "Bleh" It's an aquired taste to say the least.

I still don't care for most bourbons. Jameson on the other hand......

12 posted on 10/11/2012 11:25:45 AM PDT by Darren McCarty (Holding my nose one more time to get rid of Eric Holder)
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To: JRandomFreeper

The person who made/served the drink didn’t know?

right.

sure.

Were they fired??


13 posted on 10/11/2012 11:26:53 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: DogByte6RER
He was later given the all-clear and allowed to go home.

Wonder if he asked the Doc for something for a hangover?

/johnny

14 posted on 10/11/2012 11:27:56 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Darren McCarty

pass jameson.. try feckin. great irish whiskey.


15 posted on 10/11/2012 11:28:27 AM PDT by absolootezer0 (2x divorced tattooed pierced harley hatin meghan mccain luvin' REAL beer drinkin' smoker ..what?)
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To: DogByte6RER

don’t see this happening. my kids have both tried to “sneak” daddy’s whiskey, both promptly spit it out and started asking how i could drink that.

i, of course, responded, “how can you drink milk? that’s gross”


16 posted on 10/11/2012 11:31:49 AM PDT by absolootezer0 (2x divorced tattooed pierced harley hatin meghan mccain luvin' REAL beer drinkin' smoker ..what?)
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To: GeronL
At a party, with many guests at a table, I'm betting the kid didn't order for himself.

Orders do get screwed up. Drink gets delivered to the table to the adult that ordered it, who gives it to the kid. Oops. Mistakes do happen, you know.

/johnny

17 posted on 10/11/2012 11:31:49 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper
Wonder if he asked the Doc for something for a hangover?

Perhaps the bartender at the restaurant recommended a little hair of the dog...
18 posted on 10/11/2012 11:43:13 AM PDT by verum ago (Some people must truly be in love, for only love can be so blind.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

If the order did get screwed up, someone at the table was drinking lime juice and water instead of their drink? I think I would have noticed right away....unless it was like my 10th one.


19 posted on 10/11/2012 11:46:54 AM PDT by sharkshooting
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To: sharkshooting
Sometimes, the screw ups don't work like that.

You would be amazed at what I've seen as kitchen manager at a sports bar.

I'll never again work in an establishment that serves anything stronger than beer or wine.

/johnny

20 posted on 10/11/2012 11:49:39 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: absolootezer0
I actually never heard of that one. That's the name? Feckin'? Irish sense of humor behind that one.

I've had Bushmills (although I don't drink it), Jameson, Tullamore Dew, Red Breast, Michael Collins, and on a very rare occasion, Midleton.

21 posted on 10/11/2012 11:51:46 AM PDT by Darren McCarty (Holding my nose one more time to get rid of Eric Holder)
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To: DogByte6RER
I cry BS! That drink in the photo is not whisky. A 2 year old would spit it out anyway. The story says double whisky. NO 2 year old would drink it!
People will buy into anything!
22 posted on 10/11/2012 11:52:59 AM PDT by gr8eman (Ron Swanson for President!)
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To: DogByte6RER

Just wrong, should only serve singles to children under 5.


23 posted on 10/11/2012 11:54:10 AM PDT by Oztrich Boy (Monarchy is the one system of government where power is exercised for the good of all - Aristotle)
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To: DogByte6RER
Happens here in America

To be fair, mainly at Ole Miss.

24 posted on 10/11/2012 11:54:21 AM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Obama does not have the work ethic to be Anti-Christ.)
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To: gr8eman
A 2 year old would spit it out anyway.

Not all of us. ;)

/johnny

25 posted on 10/11/2012 11:57:04 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Darren McCarty

feckin is a smooth, kind of sweet, irish whiskey. and about the same price as jameson, but it’s hard to find as it’s pretty new in the american market. if you ever get around the lansing area, i’ll treat to one (or 5)
for rare occasions, try the wild geese single malt irish. about $100/ bottle, but it’s a really good sipping whiskey.

and feckin does really good advertising based on it’s name- last st patty’s day i got a promo shirt that’s borderline censorable, but funny.


26 posted on 10/11/2012 12:01:45 PM PDT by absolootezer0 (2x divorced tattooed pierced harley hatin meghan mccain luvin' REAL beer drinkin' smoker ..what?)
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To: Darren McCarty

that was my grandma’s cough medicine for us kids, honey to soothe the throat, and whiskey to knock us out! my crazy scottish granny would be in jail nowadays!


27 posted on 10/11/2012 12:04:53 PM PDT by Docbarleypop
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To: DogByte6RER

the ER? for a few sips of whiskey? wow. I notice that by the time he got to the ER he was sleeping. People are so stupid. Had it been me, I’d be lmao and making jokes about alcoholic babies for months.


28 posted on 10/11/2012 12:22:18 PM PDT by zeugma (Rid the world of those savages. - Dorothy Woods, widow of a Navy Seal, AMEN!)
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To: absolootezer0
I'm not up in Lansing that often anymore, but I'll take you up on that and will buy the next one.

I miss Moriarty's from my MSU days.

29 posted on 10/11/2012 12:26:15 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (Holding my nose one more time to get rid of Eric Holder)
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To: DogByte6RER

That’s a midget. No two year old has a five o’clock shadow.


30 posted on 10/11/2012 12:33:48 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: DogByte6RER

Reminds me of my days with Grandpa.

“Ahhhhh....paper covers rock. You win again! Here’s another drink.”

I still get woozy when I see a piece of paper.


31 posted on 10/11/2012 12:41:21 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: DogByte6RER

Why, the little nipper’s takin’ a nip, isn’t he? It’ll keep him from getting worms. Look at me.....never had worms.....unless I was drinking tequila.


32 posted on 10/11/2012 12:44:26 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: DogByte6RER

Twas but a wee nip.


33 posted on 10/11/2012 12:44:50 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: DogByte6RER

He only ordered a single!


34 posted on 10/11/2012 12:46:24 PM PDT by MortMan (Laughter is the best medicine, especially when ridiculing your enemies.)
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To: DogByte6RER

Returning for a triple on his 3rd B’day...


35 posted on 10/11/2012 12:49:22 PM PDT by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: DogByte6RER

Odd that Mom is wearing Skull & Cross Bones top....


36 posted on 10/11/2012 12:50:14 PM PDT by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: Darren McCarty

was never a big moriarty’s fan, i always preferred the irish pub.
my current place of respite is a hole in the wall in charlotte (riedy’s) that’s a very short walk from my house and i occasionally bartend there.


37 posted on 10/11/2012 1:45:15 PM PDT by absolootezer0 (2x divorced tattooed pierced harley hatin meghan mccain luvin' REAL beer drinkin' smoker ..what?)
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To: DogByte6RER

Sonny Rees, a Larry Miller Drinking Club Member made a strange face after tasting his drink and snarkily asked the waitress ”Nominum Quid Geminus?” [which is Latin for, “You call that a double?]. “I’m here on my 2nd birthday and you give me this watered-down excuse of a drink?”

[If this gets to forwarded to Larry, Come back soon Larry, we miss you.]


38 posted on 10/11/2012 1:50:20 PM PDT by RatSlayer
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To: verum ago

“I’m surprised a 2 year old didn’t just spit it out”

He’s a true scotsman :)


39 posted on 10/11/2012 2:33:17 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: DogByte6RER

If that’s the drink they gave the kid, then that’s the most generous pour in the history of Britain. They dole out whiskey by the thimbleful over there.


40 posted on 10/11/2012 2:39:09 PM PDT by Oratam
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To: Oratam

yeah...cheap bastards. I remember paying 5 pounds for a small bit of 30 year old Highland Park.


41 posted on 10/11/2012 2:54:04 PM PDT by gr8eman (Ron Swanson for President!)
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To: DogByte6RER

He’s guarding that drink.


42 posted on 10/11/2012 3:01:17 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: gr8eman

Ordering a mixed drink over there is the equivalent of ordering dinner a la carte. Whoa! Stick to beer, local ones in particular. They have some exceptional ones.


43 posted on 10/11/2012 4:58:14 PM PDT by Oratam
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To: DogByte6RER; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ...
You know what Ted Kennedy called a whisky-drinking two-year-old?

A late starter!


44 posted on 10/11/2012 9:24:40 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: DogByte6RER; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows; Joe 6-pack; JoeProBono; Daffynition

An’ ‘e slept like a beby....


45 posted on 10/12/2012 12:19:44 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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To: DogByte6RER
Would you deny a double shot to a midget based on body weight?


46 posted on 10/12/2012 12:31:20 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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To: DogByte6RER; Tax-chick

Is that the mom sitting to the kid’s right? Looks like she’s dressed up as a liquor bottle label, haha. That’s not Sonny’s first sip.


47 posted on 10/12/2012 12:34:39 AM PDT by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: DogByte6RER

Methinks Master Rees will grow up to be a proper Welshman.


48 posted on 10/12/2012 12:35:39 AM PDT by cynwoody
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To: Slings and Arrows
You're gonna drive me to drink


49 posted on 10/12/2012 12:56:49 AM PDT by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: a fool in paradise

50 posted on 10/12/2012 12:57:53 AM PDT by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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