I was just reading this!!
Reduce the price of booze in offies so there's less pressure on the pubs.
Went out with the Crispette over the weekend. Popped into a popular bar - ordered a pint (me) and a cocktail (not me). €18.50 - fair enough, I suppose.
About 15-20 minutes later, and with half of my beer gone, there's no sign of the cocktail appearing - the bar has about 8 or 10 punters in it. I've even been making my patented "I need service" face.
I note that the disinterested young fella who served me my sloppy pint is leaning against the counter so I wander down to him.
I mention that my wife is still waiting for her drink. He looks up to where she's sitting at the bar.
"Oh yeah, I can't make cocktails. I'm waiting on someone else to do it for me."