I don’t know if The Consul has ever been cut off from drinking in a British pub? I don’t recall ever being cut off in the UK. The standard rule appears to be – if you can get to the bar to order a pint, you are fit enough to drink it. Not so in America as The Consul appears to understand, though I’m not sure if he has ever felt the annoyance of being cut off. I remember once dating a waitress and being cut off by her! WTF.
But at least when I was being cut off it shows I was still drinking enough to be cut off, these days that is a rare event. That is the real sign of the times 🙁