Turning into a no-fun society

Re: Paying more for beer could save lives (News, Feb. 15)

Re: Paying more for beer could save lives (News, Feb. 15)

Yes, I suppose pigs could fly too.

The unfortunate headline aside, I am getting so fed up with do-gooders feeding at the public trough telling us that we really must cut down on our pleasures so that, presumably, we can live long and healthy lives. One thing for sure: If we cut out all guilty pleasures, our lives will certainly seem longer.

In any event, you would think these deep thinkers would be familiar with North America’s disastrous experiment with the prohibition of alcohol a few decades ago so that they would hesitate to advise us to take even a single step down that perilous road.

Alan Randell

Saanich