The French must be doing something right. They apparently cannot get fat even though their diet is rich in bread, pastries, cheese and wine. They have an enviable and innate style. Their government enforces a 35-hour workweek, and by law your boss isn’t allowed to bother you at home after dinner. They sure know how to live the right way. And, apparently, how to die the right way. A French hospital plans to open a wine bar for its terminally ill patients.
Planned to “cheer up the difficult day-to-day existence of patients” the bar will be set in the palliative care section at Clermont-Ferrand University Hospital. Patients can invite family and friends for a drink, and in the moments after a loved one’s death, the bereaved will raise a toast to the dearly departed. The bar will serve wine, whisky, beer and champagne. It sounds a lot more civilized than sponge-baths and bedpans, doesn’t it? Santé!