Hair of the dog can have bad bite

By HUBERT D. OSTEEN JR.
Posted 4/15/18

I thought about writing a column last week about Easter but decided not to do so as it may have offended many readers. It was about a former Item editor who liked to hold Easter egg hunts for her friends in her yard. The thing is, the eggs she hid …

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Hair of the dog can have bad bite

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I thought about writing a column last week about Easter but decided not to do so as it may have offended many readers. It was about a former Item editor who liked to hold Easter egg hunts for her friends in her yard. The thing is, the eggs she hid in the yard were not "eggs" ... they were mini-bottles of the alcoholic variety.

Nevertheless, her friends joined into the "egg" hunt with enthusiasm, not only collecting the mini-bottles, but also consuming their contents - with enthusiasm. By the end of the day, the guests were staggering around the yard, with some passing out from their enthusiastic drinking. Those who survived such excessive behavior were known to have suffered the consequences: hangovers!

There is no cure for a hangover. None. No amount of black coffee or bloody Marys or raw eggs or any other so-called magic potion can stay a hangover from its appointed rounds. Hair of the dog? Forget it. You've got to ride it out. How do I know this? Go figure.

There is a lesson in all this, namely that anyone so inclined to over-indulge in the spirits should beware - the hair of the dog can oftentimes have a bad bite.