While most people register their dogs or pets to be their emotional support animal, this guy went for a beverage.
One of the greatest gifts to mankind is the golden elixir, commonly known as beer. While people generally go to a drug store to fix their external wounds, some may go to a bar to treat the internal wounds. Because a cold mug of beer can be the answer to those good, bad, and ugly days.
One person who may agree with this is the man who tried to register literal beer as an emotional support animal. Nope, "beer" is not the name of his dog or any pet. He literally wanted to enlist a pint of beer to help fulfill his emotional needs.
According to the New York Post, Floyd Hayes tried to do this by registering with the USA Service Dog Registration in December. The self-proclaimed "ideas man" from Brooklyn wanted to enlist a 16 oz, lightly hopped session IPA, enough to fit a regular bar pint glass.
"I’m not permitted a dog in my building, so I thought an emotional support beer would be more appropriate. It helps alleviate my anxiety and is a cost effective way to manage stress," the 47-year-old said
If you're wondering what an emotional support animal is, they can be anything from a dog to pig, or just about any other pet, who provides their owner with comfort, as explained by BBC. They can be especially helpful for their owners during stressful situations; their presence and reassurance can help ease the anxiety that people may face.
However, trying to enlist beer as an emotional support animal has definitely raised some eyebrows. "It’s a delicious beer and at a reasonable 5% abv, can be consumed without hindering hand-eye coordination, mental ability or judgement."
"I’ve had trouble trying to take the pint onto public buses and into places of business, so I had the idea to get it registered," Floyd added.
He believed that a pint would be some good company for his routine travels. "I travel from upstate to Brooklyn a lot, and on the bus they say its a federal crime to smoke or have an alcoholic beverage unless by prior written contest, and I always wondered where you get that consent," he said
Floyd also added, "Not that I’m an alcoholic."
Calling his attempt to register a beverage a light-hearted move, he also said, "It was really just . . . an experiment. I’m not trying to make light on anybody who has any emotional issues."
For all those of you who are eagerly waiting to know if he had any luck, it may seem like his registration might not work out for Floyd.
An employee from the USA Service Dog Registration mentioned that registering beer with the company wouldn't go him any good.
"He can register his beer all day long, it’s not going to get him anywhere," the employee said.
Sorry to crush the dreams of everyone who considered trying this idea themselves.
Have to give Floyd credit for trying, though.