People are outraged over all sorts of things these days, but check the outrage of this cry baby of the week.
A recovering alcoholic says a new display at the Blenheim Work and Income office which simulates wine pouring from a bottle is putting his sobriety to the test.
Picton man Mario Marzola said he found the display, near the centre of the office, highly offensive and undermining for recovering alcoholics.
The display features a wine barrel with a bottle of wine on top, tipped over and pouring water into a glass.
“Winz deal with people with addictions all the time. You get people in there who are really struggling with addiction. You shouldn’t advertise it [drinking] to them,” Marzola said.
Oh dear lord how will he cope?
What happens when he walks past a bottle store? Does he go on a rampage, his sobriety in tatters as a result of advertising?
He first saw the display on Monday when handing in paperwork for his sickness benefit, he said. Looking at the display while waiting in line brought on a desire to break his sobriety. “I’ve struggled with this [addiction] all my life. I’ve been sober for four years, and I think this display is totally inappropriate.” ¬† Read more »