Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Sober 20 Years, Relapsed Drunkard "Absolutely Shocked" at Beer Prices

TWIN FALLS, Idaho — (TYDN) A local man who fell off the wagon Wednesday said he was coping with his first hangover in two decades and also suffering from sticker shock concerning the inflated price of booze, TheYellowDailyNews has learned.

Thomas Jonsing is floored by beer prices. Photo: FlackJacket2010
Thomas Jonsing, a 57-year-old cabinet maker divorced three times, told TheYellowDailyNews in an exclusive interview that he couldn't believe the local Pioneer Club Bar & Grill was charging $5 a draft.

"For months, I've been going back and forth on whether to get started again. It's been 20 years. I hit the Pioneer Club, my old stomping grounds, and was absolutely shocked at how much beer was," Jonsing said in a telephone interview. "I mean, $5 a pop! I almost decided to stay sober. But I didn't."

It was the first time a relapsed alcoholic voiced concern about the price of alcohol, analysts told TheYellowDailyNews in exclusive interviews.

"Usually, they just dive in head first, irrespective of the cost," Smith Barney analyst Joshua Bornstenlerian said in an exclusive interview with TheYellowDailyNews.

Jonsing said he rang up a "substantial" tab at the Pioneer Club. So, in search of cheaper booze, he decided to hit the local liquor store, where for the first time he took a trip down the beer isle in decades.

"Light beer!" he exclaimed. "What the hell is that?"

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