Was working on a drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico back '82. We had a Steward show up drunk to catch the plane from New Iberia to Rockport, Texas. From there we flew by chopper some 63 miles out into the Gulf off Port Aransas. Normally he would have been left behind and fired but this old guy was beloved by everybody from the Company Man and Toolpusher on down through the drill crew and service hands.
However, after a full day and night on the rig he was just as stewed as when he arrived. Seems he was raiding everybodies locker for aftershave. He drank a full bottle of skin bracer just from my locker. The word was passed for everybody to lock up their aftershave but he still didn't sober up. After consuming an estimated 7 to 8 full bottles of after shave the first day his second day he was caught spraying Lysol onto his finger and letting it run into a cup, which he then swigged.
Finally we got him sobered up and everybody wanted to keep him. He may have been the best cook and friend to everybody on the gulf. Sad to say he was formerly a commercial pilot in Alaska. Alcohol truly was his kryptonite.
My question is this... If this cook could drink all that aftershave/cologne and wash it down with Lysol, what in the world was in the cologne that killed the lawyer after a measley two bottle?!