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Anchors Aweigh, my boys
on 4 May 2013
I bought this flask to accompany me on a cruise next month. Not that I'm mean in any way, but having forked out for the actual cruise itself, I have a big problem with paying through the nose for my onboard alcoholic drinks as well. Never mind though, because Andrew James has solved that problem. Obviously alcohol is not the be all and end all of sailing the high seas with a few hundred complete strangers but, let's face it, it tastes nice. So, I propose buying a bottle of rum on the way down to Southampton and using that and this new contraption. I'm not too fussed about the quality of the drink, provided that it is cheap and doesn't remove the enamel from my teeth.
The flask is made of a nice quality stainless steel and definitely looks more expensive than it was. The name of 'Andrew James' sits proudly upon it as the only form of decoration. I should think that might be a bit confusing if you go berserk with this hip flask and get so drunk that you can't remember your own name - I can certainly see myself getting pie-eyed and then trying to steal Mr James' identity. The flask doesn't leak although getting a shot of your drink out of it can be a rather noisy affair, with an awful lot of loud 'glugging' noises. I hope the sound of the ship's engines will help to drown out the sounds of my stinginess, that's all. As for being discreet about pouring myself the odd shot, I'm expecting gravity to keep picking on me while I'm travelling around the Fjords, causing me, my free soft drink and this hip flask to rendezvous under the nearest table at regular intervals.
The funnel is an excellent idea although I can see that getting lost. I will have no such problems with the lid of the flask though, for it is attached to a little hinge for safe-keeping. It looks to be rather bulky to keep in a tuxedo, and I would hate to keep it in a front trouser pocket anyway for fear of getting anyone excited and then subsequently being done for false advertising. I think I might have to carry it around in a man bag, along with my nail file, eyebrow tweezers, lip gloss and all those other tools necessary these days to be a 'modern man'. No? Oh well, that must just be me then.