I think we can all relate to wanting to “maximize” value, whatever form that may come in. I’ve certainly been known to have a glass or two of Krug too many on a flight in the name of “maximizing value.” But the truth is that there’s seriously diminishing return at a certain point when it comes to alcohol consumption.
Perhaps that would be a relevant lesson to the lady who was denied boarding after chugging a 0.7L bottle of Remy Martin XO Excellence cognac, after being informed she couldn’t take it through security.
A Chinese woman passenger who downed an entire bottle of expensive cognac at Beijing’s main airport was barred from boarding because she was “too drunk to fly”, a local newspaper reported.
The woman, surnamed Zhao, was found rolling on the floor at a boarding gate at Beijing Capital International Airport, shouting and screaming, according to a police officer who attended the scene.
“She was so drunk… she couldn’t even stand up herself. We took her to a room in a wheelchair so she could rest,” the officer told The Beijing Times.
According to the report, Zhao was stopped from bringing a bottle of Rémy Martin XO Excellence in her hand luggage.
Fearing the prized liquor would go to waste – a 700ml bottle costs about US$200 (HK$1,500) – she downed the entire bottle.
Thank goodness she was okay, because that amount of cognac could have easily killed her under the wrong circumstances.