Bangers and mashed – drunk in charge of a barbie
Posted on 25 May, 2012
There’s a good chance that you aren’t doing too much work today, right? Instead you are probably, like millions of other Brits looking, out the office window, texting your mates and planning to put on some tunes, knock back the beers and rose wine then stagger giddily towards the flaming furnace that is the domestic barbecue with a steak in your mitts.
Dancing to LMFAO round a barbecue, placing it near a fence or shed, leaving it unguarded during an England match or using petrol ‘to get things going’ are all serious lapses of judgment when it comes to al fresco cooking: meaning many Brits run the risk of they and their homes being more well done than their burger.
In the first research of it’s kind for MORE TH>N we revealed the dangers of being drunk in charge of a barbie to the home and personal injury. We’re quite proud of our copywriting quips but The Sun topped our press release effort with their Bangers and Mashed in print and online editions. The Daily Telegraph didn’t see the funny side of the issue – and it is an issue with one in four of us operating a barbecue when blotto. So if you are going to eat tonight, think before you drink before you barbie.