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Yesterday was a rough day. It started early and ended, well, early. I had one of those relentless hangovers that reared his ugly head every time I smelled the clam chowder that was the soup special in my cafe, every time I bent down to put a plate of food on someone's table, every time I even looked in the direction of that damn clam chowder. And I love clam chowder, but my hangover didn't. Monday mornings are busy in the cafe, even busier when you arrive slightly drunk and smelling distilled. One might wonder why one would drink to a point of absolute intoxication on a Sunday, the Lord's day of rest, when one had to work the early shift at the cafe where they're serving clam chowder the next morning. The problem with my judgement was quite simple; moonshine. I didn't know I was drunk until I was completely loaded and by then a mere shift at the cafe was far from important. What cafe?
Anyway, spending the day with my hangover made me remember that I never want to do it again. So, I am putting out a call to all and any who will share their wisdom. What is the cure for the common hangover?
Last summer a local apiarist gave me a jar of unpasteurized honey and swore that if I would just take a spoonful before drinking I couldn't get a hangover if I tried.
A Mexican friend of mine swears by cow stomach soup after a night of hard drinking.
There must be other cures, and I want to learn them all. Next time I will be prepared to face the clam chowder.