The philosophical conundrum of abandoned beer

johnboy 8 December 2008 40

I came across this sight in Ainslie this afternoon and it raised so many questions. (For the hard of seeing it’s a sealed, full, bottle of VB)

Why would anyone leave a full beer behind?

Have they done something nasty to it and re-sealed it? (A bogan trap of sorts, if you will)

Are they planning to come back to it?

Is it just a charitable gesture for whomever is desperate enough to take a chance on it?

In the end it was all a bit much so I just photographed it and left it there.

Anyone aware of any Canberra cultural traditions to do with this?

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40 Responses to The philosophical conundrum of abandoned beer
heinous heinous 6:04 pm 09 Dec 08

Give it to someone as a Christmas present.

jessieduck jessieduck 6:00 pm 09 Dec 08


VYBerlinaV8_the_one_they_all_copy VYBerlinaV8_the_one_they_all_copy 10:47 am 09 Dec 08

vyberlinav8 – your story about you and your friends – who says stereotyping is dead hey? 😉

It’s one of those things that I laugh at, and condone. Sometimes boys just need to be boys, and in this case, nothing’s getting damaged and noone hurt. One unlucky person will just have a salty taste in their mouth…

BerraBoy68 BerraBoy68 10:35 am 09 Dec 08

It would have been funnier if someone had amended the sign beneath whcih the beer is sitting to read “Beer Crossing”

p1 p1 10:16 am 09 Dec 08

This thread is awesome. I’ll be heading out to take a cutting from the beer tree, and on the way back purchasing a net in order to snare myself a rum and coke fairy…

Kizzle Kizzle 9:54 am 09 Dec 08

It’s free beer, sit it on some ice at the nearest servo and it’s a lucky day for you.

shiny flu shiny flu 5:30 am 09 Dec 08

Thumper said :

It’s a VB.

Conundrum solved.

I’d like to quote once more, just for emphasis what a great man said: ‘It’s a VB’ Ibid.

Canberra81 Canberra81 11:44 pm 08 Dec 08

One morning last month I walked into our backyard and saw a plastic bag in the centre of the lawn. It turned out to contain four untouched cans of rum and coke. We hadn’t had anyone over the night before, we don’t know anyone who drinks rum and coke from a can, and our gate was closed….

The rum and coke fairy?

Cameron Cameron 11:16 pm 08 Dec 08

johnboy said :

Cameron it would be best if you kept your ill-informed editorial guesses to yourself.

They’re not ontopic and will lead to time in moderation if they persist.

Umm… what? First of all, I was kidding…

Secondly, ‘guesses’? Even if I weren’t kidding, it isn’t like I’ve been jumping around bashing every thread on here… I fail to see how a comment like that is any different to the myriad of ‘this thread sucks’ comments that appear on the site and go totally without acknowledgement.

SheepGroper SheepGroper 11:14 pm 08 Dec 08

G-Fresh said :

VB left around like that? Trouble must be brewing.

Isn’t it one of the signs of the apocalypse?

2604 2604 11:11 pm 08 Dec 08

Silk-sheeters be gone!

VB has been good to me over the years – I was enjoying a VB longneck both the first time I got drunk, and the first time I met my future wife.

Overheard Overheard 10:43 pm 08 Dec 08

Ian said :

At least its only VB going to waste there, not something actually worth drinking.

+1. Do they ladle the 27 extra tablespoons of sugar before, during or after the cat squats over each bottle?

Ian Ian 10:10 pm 08 Dec 08

At least its only VB going to waste there, not something actually worth drinking.

G-Fresh G-Fresh 9:53 pm 08 Dec 08

VB left around like that? Trouble must be brewing.

toriness toriness 8:49 pm 08 Dec 08

lol @ tonka call that it’s the drink revive survive station for bogans.

vyberlinav8 – your story about you and your friends – who says stereotyping is dead hey? 😉

Vic Bitterman Vic Bitterman 7:38 pm 08 Dec 08

Stuck-up snobs knocking my precious VB??? Never!

Instant Mash Instant Mash 5:42 pm 08 Dec 08

I’ll bet it’s bogan piss…

mirage3 mirage3 5:17 pm 08 Dec 08

Coming back from the coast a few years back we had to stop just after the Clyde so the kiddies could have wee break. I wandered of a little way and found a sixpack of VB under a tree, still in the plastic shrink wrap. It sat in my fridge for a while, then what the hell, I tried them and they were fine. I have always wondered about this, the kids swear that it was a beer tree. How do you misplace a sixpack. Your picture JB brings it back to me. Make of it what you will. Beer tree is good enough for me. However I must add that it has not fruited since.

VYBerlinaV8_the_one_they_all_copy VYBerlinaV8_the_one_they_all_copy 4:48 pm 08 Dec 08

…You have some messed up friends.

You should see our camping trips…

Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield 4:48 pm 08 Dec 08

Maybe the previous owner just realised that beer tastes shit!

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