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(Metro)   British tourists find out they can't claim 'food poisoning' from the resort's buffet after ordering 109 drinks while on holiday   ( metro.co.uk) divider line
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2017-06-20 08:19:25 AM  
Yet investigators later discovered they had ordered 109 drinks over the course of nine days, which included cocktails, beers and whiskey shots.

109 over nine days for two people?  Six drinks a day per person.

Lightweights.
 
2017-06-20 08:22:31 AM  

Mad Scientist: Yet investigators later discovered they had ordered 109 drinks over the course of nine days, which included cocktails, beers and whiskey shots.

109 over nine days for two people?  Six drinks a day per person.

Lightweights.


My thoughts exactly....
 
2017-06-20 08:23:12 AM  
Turn in your British card.
 
2017-06-20 08:25:32 AM  
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2017-06-20 08:26:58 AM  
I dont think a customer being intoxicated should remove the resort's liabiliy. Sobriety is not a vaccine for food poisoning.
 
2017-06-20 08:27:30 AM  
Back in the day, we used to complain about being "overserved".  Goddam bartenders.
 
2017-06-20 08:29:33 AM  

Mad Scientist: Yet investigators later discovered they had ordered 109 drinks over the course of nine days, which included cocktails, beers and whiskey shots.

109 over nine days for two people?  Six drinks a day per person.

Lightweights.


This.

Also, not 110? Somebody's not keeping up.
 
2017-06-20 08:30:42 AM  
Yet investigators later discovered they had ordered 109 drinks over the course of nine days, which included cocktails, beers and whiskey shots.

Isn't 6 drinks a day while on vacation the mandatory minimum?
 
2017-06-20 08:31:07 AM  
It sounds like they weren't even going after the resort, but after the travel company.  Now I know those all-inclusive buffet type resorts don't have the best quality food, but if it takes a year for the claim to come to them, of course something is fishy.
The drinking shows it mostly a fraud, of course. Or the cause.
 
2017-06-20 08:34:26 AM  
blamed management touts...???

Vinny..is that you?
 
2017-06-20 08:36:17 AM  

Mad Scientist: Yet investigators later discovered they had ordered 109 drinks over the course of nine days, which included cocktails, beers and whiskey shots.

109 over nine days for two people?  Six drinks a day per person.

Lightweights.


Maybe it was 109 all within the first two days and then sick for the rest.

Though 25 drinks in one day would prolly kill someone...
 
2017-06-20 08:37:07 AM  
Yeah, I'm going to agree with the general trend of this thread. I've been abysmally, supremely, hungover. I've also had pretty severe food poisoning, thanks SE Asian oysters. Beyond the vomiting aspect, they actually feel pretty different. An experienced adult would know the difference.
 
2017-06-20 08:37:08 AM  
steklo:

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Drinking that much Watneys Red Barrel would male anyone ill.
 
2017-06-20 08:37:21 AM  
yeah... no way if I have stomach cramps and the shiats am I gonna keep drinking.  .  not when Im at an expensive trip.  at least not until after i went to the resort doctor for some pepto
 
2017-06-20 08:38:24 AM  

Terlis: Mad Scientist: Yet investigators later discovered they had ordered 109 drinks over the course of nine days, which included cocktails, beers and whiskey shots.

109 over nine days for two people?  Six drinks a day per person.

Lightweights.

Maybe it was 109 all within the first two days and then sick for the rest.

Though 25 drinks in one day would prolly kill someone...


Nyet, is not so much.
 
2017-06-20 08:38:36 AM  

Mad Scientist: Yet investigators later discovered they had ordered 109 drinks over the course of nine days, which included cocktails, beers and whiskey shots.

109 over nine days for two people?  Six drinks a day per person.

Lightweights.


Done in one.
 
2017-06-20 08:39:58 AM  

max_pooper: I dont think a customer being intoxicated should remove the resort's liabiliy. Sobriety is not a vaccine for food poisoning.


Headline is misleading, makes it sound like they did an obscene amount of drinking that would very likely have made them sick...that's really only 6 drinks a day per person, a healthy adult could easily put that away without getting drunk at all; I think the resort was just pointing to it as evidence that they couldn't really have been THAT sick if they kept drinking alcohol plentifully for an entire week (they claimed to have gotten sick on day 2...)
 
2017-06-20 08:40:32 AM  
I imagine their itinerary for the week was something like:
Day 1-5: Beer, whisky, whisky, beer, beer, beer, whisky
Day 6: Beer, pepto, whisky, whisky, beer, beer, beer, whisky
Day 7: Pepto, pepto, pepto, beer, whisky, whisky, whisky, pepto, pepto, pepto
Day 8: Pepto, pepto, pepto, pepto, pepto, pepto, beer, beer, pepto
Day 9: Lawsuit
 
2017-06-20 08:40:35 AM  

Terlis: Mad Scientist: Yet investigators later discovered they had ordered 109 drinks over the course of nine days, which included cocktails, beers and whiskey shots.

109 over nine days for two people?  Six drinks a day per person.

Lightweights.

Maybe it was 109 all within the first two days and then sick for the rest.

Though 25 drinks in one day would prolly kill someone...


I drank a case of beer in less than 24 hours once. I was in my mid 20's though and it was a bachelor party that started with golf at 7am then to a cookout then to an all night party. That was a rough next day. I woke up in the garage on a pile of old shelving units.
 
2017-06-20 08:46:57 AM  

wild9: Terlis: Mad Scientist: Yet investigators later discovered they had ordered 109 drinks over the course of nine days, which included cocktails, beers and whiskey shots.

109 over nine days for two people?  Six drinks a day per person.

Lightweights.

Maybe it was 109 all within the first two days and then sick for the rest.

Though 25 drinks in one day would prolly kill someone...

I drank a case of beer in less than 24 hours once. I was in my mid 20's though and it was a bachelor party that started with golf at 7am then to a cookout then to an all night party. That was a rough next day. I woke up in the garage on a pile of old shelving units.


Curiously there were new, fully-erected shelving units there the day before...
 
2017-06-20 08:48:38 AM  

Terlis: Mad Scientist: Yet investigators later discovered they had ordered 109 drinks over the course of nine days, which included cocktails, beers and whiskey shots.

109 over nine days for two people?  Six drinks a day per person.

Lightweights.

Maybe it was 109 all within the first two days and then sick for the rest.

Though 25 drinks in one day would prolly kill someone...


over 9 days.  two people.  drinks continued to be consumed after the pair supposedly were ill

why yes, I did RTFA
 
2017-06-20 08:48:54 AM  

bacchanalias and consequences: Yeah, I'm going to agree with the general trend of this thread. I've been abysmally, supremely, hungover. I've also had pretty severe food poisoning, thanks SE Asian oysters. Beyond the vomiting aspect, they actually feel pretty different. An experienced adult would know the difference.


RTFA
They drank throughout their stay, but they claimed that food poisoning took them down on the 2nd day.

Which makes the entire claim BS.  Nobody in bed with cramps & diarrhea is ordering tequila slammers or champagne.
 
2017-06-20 08:50:20 AM  
Scallies on the blag.
 
2017-06-20 08:50:37 AM  

idrow: Yet investigators later discovered they had ordered 109 drinks over the course of nine days, which included cocktails, beers and whiskey shots.

Isn't 6 drinks a day while on vacation the mandatory minimum?


maybe if they are consumed before breakfast...at least a dozen a day is par.

*jumps on the 'lightweights' bandwagon*
 
2017-06-20 08:51:24 AM  

FrancoFile: Nobody in bed with cramps & diarrhea is ordering tequila slammers or champagne.


Lightweight.
 
2017-06-20 08:51:48 AM  
If it was a tourist bar, the losses would be half a bottle of Everclear and a case of Falstaff Beer relabeled as a fancy IPO.  The rest is ice and food coloring.
 
2017-06-20 08:57:17 AM  

max_pooper: I dont think a customer being intoxicated should remove the resort's liabiliy. Sobriety is not a vaccine for food poisoning.


Last time I had food poisoning that left me in bed for a few days the last thing on my mind was enjoying a cocktail or six. I was trying to just keep water down. I'm calling bullshiat on the tourists.
 
2017-06-20 09:01:52 AM  

Fissile: steklo:

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Drinking that much Watneys Red Barrel would male anyone ill.


I think they threw up all over the Cuba Libres.

/try and stop me
 
2017-06-20 09:03:13 AM  

Trillian Astra: max_pooper: I dont think a customer being intoxicated should remove the resort's liabiliy. Sobriety is not a vaccine for food poisoning.

Last time I had food poisoning that left me in bed for a few days the last thing on my mind was enjoying a cocktail or six. I was trying to just keep water down. I'm calling bullshiat on the tourists.


If you were in bed, it wasn't food poisoning. Unless you were puking and shiatting the bed.
 
2017-06-20 09:06:00 AM  
FrancoFile:
RTFA
They drank throughout their stay, but they claimed that food poisoning took them down on the 2nd day.

Which makes the entire claim BS.  Nobody in bed with cramps & diarrhea is ordering tequila slammers or champagne.


It seems I've been caught not RTFA. Well, touche, sir. Though a little bourbon and ginger ale can help a bad stomach, also weed. Weed is a miracle for the food poisoned, which apparently these people were not.
 
2017-06-20 09:08:50 AM  
A hotel investigates. Writes press release. Metro runs it. Profit.
 
2017-06-20 09:14:35 AM  
If you get a stomach virus, you're supposed to consume liquor to kill it off.  This is the first thing they teach you in med school.

/Party Doctor
 
2017-06-20 09:20:00 AM  

max_pooper: I dont think a customer being intoxicated should remove the resort's liabiliy. Sobriety is not a vaccine for food poisoning.


It's a credibility issue.  If you claim to be laid up with food poisoning, then how are you out of your room at the resort's bars?  Story of being confined to bed and vacation ruined could not have happened since they weren't actually confined to bed.
 
2017-06-20 09:23:52 AM  
109 drinks ar a fancy resort. Got to have been mighty expensive. Maybe it wasn't food poisoning. Maybe they swallowed the cocktail umberraaaaaaaaaaaSsssssss.
 
2017-06-20 09:41:19 AM  
How long had they been away from England? If they were used to eating British food, they were immune to food poisoning.
 
2017-06-20 09:41:29 AM  

mcmnky: If you were in bed, it wasn't food poisoning. Unless you were puking and shiatting the bed.


Weirdly enough once I'm to the puking and shiatting nothing but bile phase, I can usually collapse on a bed for a while. So long as I don't attempt to eat or drink anything.
 
2017-06-20 09:57:32 AM  
not so csb
Last year the wife and I took the kids to an all inclusive and we had a blast.  I stayed, at a minimum, buzzed for 3 out of the 4 days we were there.  On the way home we went to the airport and there was a woman sitting on the ground with her head between her knees.  Apparently she and the other ladies she traveled with got sick on the 2nd day of the trip and had been blowing it out of both ends from that point on.
Well about 3 hours later we're in the air half way back to Cincinnati and all of the sudden it hits me.  Something's not right.  I manage to get to the bathroom and unleash unholy hell upon that poor toilet and it did not smell right.  It was like rancid fish... seriously gross.  I manage to hold everything in until we land, but I grabbed a barf bag before deplaning just in case.  Good thing, too; I needed that bag while we were standing on the curb waiting for a shuttle to take us to the lot our car was in.  It was gruesome.  I was a hot mess all night.
Long story short, the wife ended up taking me to the ER at 2 AM that night because I couldn't even drink a few sips of water without it coming right back up.  My heart rate was over 150 from dehydration and it took 3 bags of IV fluid and some nausea meds to get me back to safe levels.  I wasn't even close to feeling normal for a week.
I'm just glad it didn't really hit me until we were on our way home.  We're almost certain I got a bug while hitting up the swim-up bar.  There's a tip for all of you  - Swimming pools in these "resorts" are just human-poop soup.  Swim in the ocean instead.  Those nasty bacteria don't breed in salt water so well and they're a helluva lot more diluted.
end csb

These folks were frauds.  There's no way you'd keep drinking/eating if you had anything like what I had.  Like I said, I couldn't even keep a little water down.  When you're that sick you have absolutely no desire to drink anything else, nor do you want to be anywhere near food of any kind.
 
2017-06-20 10:05:25 AM  
I think the question shouldn't be about drinks vs. food poison (though I know my sister could drink that much and not even feel it), it should be, why did they take over a year to report it. I went to the hospital and they reported it the next morning. You don't sit around for a year twiddling your thumbs. You also need a bit of proof. Did they have a doctors report stating that they were even sick? How many drinks did they have before they got sick? Were they drinking after they claimed they were sick? These are the questions we need answered to make an informed opinion.
 
2017-06-20 10:13:39 AM  

MessinAr: not so csb
Last year the wife and I took the kids to an all inclusive and we had a blast.  I stayed, at a minimum, buzzed for 3 out of the 4 days we were there.  On the way home we went to the airport and there was a woman sitting on the ground with her head between her knees.  Apparently she and the other ladies she traveled with got sick on the 2nd day of the trip and had been blowing it out of both ends from that point on.
Well about 3 hours later we're in the air half way back to Cincinnati and all of the sudden it hits me.  Something's not right.  I manage to get to the bathroom and unleash unholy hell upon that poor toilet and it did not smell right.  It was like rancid fish... seriously gross.  I manage to hold everything in until we land, but I grabbed a barf bag before deplaning just in case.  Good thing, too; I needed that bag while we were standing on the curb waiting for a shuttle to take us to the lot our car was in.  It was gruesome.  I was a hot mess all night.
Long story short, the wife ended up taking me to the ER at 2 AM that night because I couldn't even drink a few sips of water without it coming right back up.  My heart rate was over 150 from dehydration and it took 3 bags of IV fluid and some nausea meds to get me back to safe levels.  I wasn't even close to feeling normal for a week.
I'm just glad it didn't really hit me until we were on our way home.  We're almost certain I got a bug while hitting up the swim-up bar.  There's a tip for all of you  - Swimming pools in these "resorts" are just human-poop soup.  Swim in the ocean instead.  Those nasty bacteria don't breed in salt water so well and they're a helluva lot more diluted.
end csb

These folks were frauds.  There's no way you'd keep drinking/eating if you had anything like what I had.  Like I said, I couldn't even keep a little water down.  When you're that sick you have absolutely no desire to drink anything else, nor do you want to be anywhere near food of any kind.


This is another reason salt water pools are gaining popularity.

Not only do the corpulent bodies of guests float better but the salt water is easier to keep free of infectious waste, even if it is a bit harder on the equipment (usually easiest handled by using less ferrous plumbing.)
 
2017-06-20 10:39:10 AM  
MessinAr:  We're almost certain I got a bug while hitting up the swim-up bar.  There's a tip for all of you  - Swimming pools in these "resorts" are just human-poop soup.  Swim in the ocean instead.


People are ordering beers at those swim-up bars, getting drunk and (probably) not wanting to leave the pool if they don't "have to".  The consequences are clear, and hence nothing is gonna get me into that pool.
 
2017-06-20 10:49:57 AM  

Prosperous Cheater: MessinAr:  We're almost certain I got a bug while hitting up the swim-up bar.  There's a tip for all of you  - Swimming pools in these "resorts" are just human-poop soup.  Swim in the ocean instead.


People are ordering beers at those swim-up bars, getting drunk and (probably) not wanting to leave the pool if they don't "have to".  The consequences are clear, and hence nothing is gonna get me into that pool.


Only if they're drinking light beer.  Otherwise the consequences are pale yellow.
 
2017-06-20 12:25:44 PM  

Fark Against the Machine: If you get a stomach virus, you're supposed to consume liquor to kill it off.  This is the first thing they teach you in med school.

/Party Doctor


Did you go to Hollywood Upstairs Medical College?
 
2017-06-20 12:34:30 PM  
They got alcohol poisoning.   Alcohol is a type of food.
 
2017-06-20 12:46:21 PM  

FrancoFile: bacchanalias and consequences: Yeah, I'm going to agree with the general trend of this thread. I've been abysmally, supremely, hungover. I've also had pretty severe food poisoning, thanks SE Asian oysters. Beyond the vomiting aspect, they actually feel pretty different. An experienced adult would know the difference.

RTFA
They drank throughout their stay, but they claimed that food poisoning took them down on the 2nd day.

Which makes the entire claim BS.  Nobody in bed with cramps & diarrhea is ordering tequila slammers or champagne.


That's my fetish?
 
2017-06-20 12:54:00 PM  

daffy: (though I know my sister could drink that much and not even feel it)


Phone number please!
 
2017-06-20 04:23:00 PM  
Went to one of those destination weddings in Mexico, so there's a bunch of the groom's family around.  Anyways, the 17 or 18yr old girls get wasted with us all night, and the next morning they're sick.  The mommies were way too easily convinced it was due to the resort food.
 
2017-06-20 05:10:13 PM  

Terlis: Mad Scientist: Yet investigators later discovered they had ordered 109 drinks over the course of nine days, which included cocktails, beers and whiskey shots.

109 over nine days for two people?  Six drinks a day per person.

Lightweights.

Maybe it was 109 all within the first two days and then sick for the rest.

Though 25 drinks in one day would prolly kill someone...


Totally depends on the person.  I've known plenty of people who could/would put away a 30 pack of beer and still be lucid enough to ruin everyone elses time.


IndyJohn: max_pooper: I dont think a customer being intoxicated should remove the resort's liabiliy. Sobriety is not a vaccine for food poisoning.

It's a credibility issue.  If you claim to be laid up with food poisoning, then how are you out of your room at the resort's bars?  Story of being confined to bed and vacation ruined could not have happened since they weren't actually confined to bed.


We don't have all of the details but to me it looks like the company doing a PR case to say that these people are a part of a trend of fakers and don't believe the hype about cruises being an excellent place for flu outbreaks. (there were like 15 norovirus outbreaks on cruises in 2016)

I may be wrong but my guess is the couple did get sick for a part of the cruise and drink a lot (like everyone else) before and after and the company used that to discredit their claims.
 
2017-06-20 05:14:49 PM  
The total doesn't matter what matters is drinks the first (and maybe first part of the second day).  If they did 20 drinks apiece at the beginning and then a few (about 4 per day) each day after they were (a) idiots for drink too much and then (b) idiots because hair of the dog doesn't work especially if you still are miserable.  Dammit stop for a day or two, go kite surfing or something.

OK so they drank continuously after getting food poisoning, seriously are you stupid?  Eat mellow crap for a day or two and then move on.  But go in and complain to the nurse, these places all have a nurse.

Besides all inclusives are really crappy at recording anything, my guess is these folks had 2-3 that number of drinks.
 
2017-06-20 05:47:57 PM  

IRQ12: Terlis: Mad Scientist: Yet investigators later discovered they had ordered 109 drinks over the course of nine days, which included cocktails, beers and whiskey shots.

109 over nine days for two people?  Six drinks a day per person.

Lightweights.

Maybe it was 109 all within the first two days and then sick for the rest.

Though 25 drinks in one day would prolly kill someone...

Totally depends on the person.  I've known plenty of people who could/would put away a 30 pack of beer and still be lucid enough to ruin everyone elses time.


IndyJohn: max_pooper: I dont think a customer being intoxicated should remove the resort's liabiliy. Sobriety is not a vaccine for food poisoning.

It's a credibility issue.  If you claim to be laid up with food poisoning, then how are you out of your room at the resort's bars?  Story of being confined to bed and vacation ruined could not have happened since they weren't actually confined to bed.

We don't have all of the details but to me it looks like the company doing a PR case to say that these people are a part of a trend of fakers and don't believe the hype about cruises being an excellent place for flu outbreaks. (there were like 15 norovirus outbreaks on cruises in 2016)

I may be wrong but my guess is the couple did get sick for a part of the cruise and drink a lot (like everyone else) before and after and the company used that to discredit their claims.


You might want to RTFA.

They specifically claimed the entire vacation was ruined from day 2 onward.

Getting lots of drinks after day 2 undercuts that claim.
 
2017-06-20 05:48:53 PM  

interstellar_tedium: The total doesn't matter what matters is drinks the first (and maybe first part of the second day).  If they did 20 drinks apiece at the beginning and then a few (about 4 per day) each day after they were (a) idiots for drink too much and then (b) idiots because hair of the dog doesn't work especially if you still are miserable.  Dammit stop for a day or two, go kite surfing or something.

OK so they drank continuously after getting food poisoning, seriously are you stupid?  Eat mellow crap for a day or two and then move on.  But go in and complain to the nurse, these places all have a nurse.

Besides all inclusives are really crappy at recording anything, my guess is these folks had 2-3 that number of drinks.


Spoiler alert ... they did not really get food poisoning.
 
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