Fancy a tipple? Just add water
SPEAKING of stereotypes, New Zealanders are well used to regular accusations of being careful with their money (a well-known former All Black was once described by an Irish opponent as being "so tight that if he found a Band Aid on the ground, he'd cut himself").
A trifle harsh, maybe, but evidence of this quality was brought crashing home yesterday when the Irish Independent looked to the mini-bar for some end-of-day refreshment.
A ready-mixed bottle of gin and tonic looked to be the perfect, practical potion until it became apparent that some parsimonious p***k had opened the bottle, drunk it and replaced the G&T with tap water, just so he wouldn't have to pay.
Now that is just mean -- not to mention hard to prove.