Twas the Night before…

by Tony MaVuu    

I could have used my breathalyser to analyse my blood alcohol content. Would you believe that working for a breathalyser company, which stocks Australia’s largest range of hand held, personal, industrial and wall mounted breathalyzers (American, random?) I might have taken my fuel cell breathalyser with me when out for drinks with my mates. It would have been handy, even though I only consumed two cocktails, it went straight to my head.. here's a recount…

I was out at a bar last night in Richmond, Firstly being blown away by the fact that a cocktail cost me $23, secondly by the swift effect the alcohol had over my motor skills. Being flat out here all day, I did not have lunch, and managed to squeeze in a Mars bar for dinner (although this is not my usual diet, desperate times call for desperate measures). I drove to Richmond practically on an empty stomach, had two beautiful cocktails, over about an hour with some friends, nothing too over the top. I stood up to pay my tab, only to realise that I felt light headed and a little ‘off centre’ so I sat down again. Luckily for me this bar served tappas and was able to purchase some food and chill out a little longer.

Not drinking often or in huge amounts it is easy to forget how quickly alcohol can effect you under certain circumstances, needless to say that last night I should have eated something, should have maybe waited a little longer after tappas, and maybe should have taken my breathalyser with me. Next time.

 


Tony MaVuu

With a background in Biomedical Science (majoring in Physiology and Microbiological Studies), Tony has brought unprecedented insight into subjects such as health and substance use. Having worked in the medical industry before that focuses on analytical medicine, Tony has vast knowledge about the effects that alcohol and air quality can have on our well-being.


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