A MAN who drank with mates in a ‘virtual pub’ has woken up with a very real hangover.
Tom Booker, who downed lager with friends over Zoom to pass the time during the coronavirus lockdown, was baffled to emerge from his sleep with a splitting headache and the urge to vomit copiously.
Booker said: “Everything about the pub was virtual, which means not real. Virtual drinks, virtual pub, and even virtual connections with some of my virtual friends.
“So how come after drinking nine pints of Carlsberg whilst naked from the waist down, I have the overwhelming urge to crawl into my toilet and die?
“It’s as if I was actually just drinking an excessive amount of alcohol on my own in my flat, and the normal side effects of excess unit consumption still apply.
“Although, now I think about it the beers weren’t virtual, I bought them from the corner shop on my one trip outside. They were tangible and delicious, but now I never want to drink again, virtually or not.”
Booker later learned that he has been barred from the virtual pub for making inappropriate remarks to the virtual barmaid.