In Vino Veritas
Two health experts were invited to give a talk by a friend in a foreign country.
Arriving there, they took some time to sightsee before the event.
Their friend told them of a lovely café in the city to try, and they went there to have a late lunch.
While they were eating, they overheard the conversation with a small tour group and their guide.
The guide had taken a liking to one particular young man and kept offering glasses of wine as per the social culture of this country.
The young man had already downed several glasses and was sickened at the thought of anymore.
So when the next glass came, one of the experts offered to take it off of his hands.
The other expert friend of his was quite visibly appalled at this, but he kept his composure throughout their time in the country and on the way back.
However, he could not keep silent for long.
“You know, I am ashamed of you for throwing all of our knowledge and clout in the garbage by drinking that poison.
“Why would you do such a thing?”
“I would do such a thing if it would improve the health of another,” his friend responded.
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