Monday, 5 October 2015

Octoberfest Action

One of the things you have to note during a Octoberfest episode....are drunks.

In this case, I watched the episode unfold.

Huns....the guy in ground in the red shirt....was unable to handle his coordination any longer.  This was around 1PM and they'd wrapped up their first fest tent beer (or two, or three).

Huns tried to put his arm over the shoulder of his buddy....Marvin.  Marvin could barely stand and the two collapsed on the ground.

As much as Marvin wanted to help his poor buddy....Huns was just 'out of it'....as we would say in Alabama.  Huns kinda laid there.....on the asphalt. You could tell as he kinda rolled there.....he had abrasions on his forehead and some pretty wicked cuts.  Stitches?  I'm guessing he needed three or four minimum......a fair dose of bactine (maybe half a bottle) over the abrasions on his forehead.

If you walk around enough.....you come to note a number of guys (mostly all guys).....who have fresh stitches on their head and you kinda wonder if they've been at the fest for a day or two or three.

If you walked around for twelve hours.....statistically, I'd take a guess that you might note at least two hundred episodes like this.

Medical squads roam the fair grounds and make assessments.  Two guys to a team.  If it's really bad.....they will call for a team with a dolly to come and get you.  They drag you over to the far end of the fair grounds where there's an emergency complex set up.  They are kinda nice about it.....taking care of you.....then asking you for your German medical card or a credit card.  Yeah.....they are going to get some money out of you for the treatment required.  It won't be terribly expensive.....at least by US standards where they'd charge $1,500 for an emergency room visit and another $2,000 for some treatments.

Will Huns remember anything of the day?  I kinda doubt it.  In fact.....even if the medical guys treat Huns....they will likely release him within three or four hours, and this being late afternoon by that point.....there's still more drinking to do, and Huns will go right back for more action.  You'd think the medical guys would invent some laxative to apply and make the guy nauseous if he consumed more booze for the day.....but no, that just wouldn't be right to limit a guy.

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