THERE are very few occasions when it is acceptable to have a drink before 9am.
It’s fine if you’re in an airport and have a pint in the bar because ‘this is when my holiday starts’. It’s fine if you work as a butcher on Smithfield Market. Or if you’re Russian, it’s perfectly normal.
But normally, the only time you can get away with it is when there’s a massive sporting event on the other side of the world – like say, the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand.
It starts today with New Zealand ( left) v Tonga – no better excuse for cracking open a can of lager with your cornflakes!