Don’t Drink the Fuel

Cindy Zimmerman

Here is a story from the Des Moines Register about a recovering alcoholic who tried to get unemployment benefits from the ethanol plant he worked for because he drank some 190-proof alcohol that spilled into a holding pond.

At the hearing, the judge asked, “Why would you drink fuel?”
“I don’t have a good explanation for that,” he replied. “Curiosity?”

At least the judge had the good sense to deny him the benefits, even on the grounds of terminal stupidity.

Ethanol, Miscellaneous