BARTENDER | Brandi Cannon, 29
WHERE | Jimmagans Pub Parkway
Are you afraid of an Ebola outbreak in the U.S.? Yes and no... while it's a dangerous virus there are others like the flu and enterovirus that have been an issue for years without the hysteria. I think the government should just give everyone a one month grace on bills and everyone just stay home for a month and wait it out.
If Ebola was running rampant in South Carolina would you stay home and seal your doors and windows, continue life as normal except in a hazmat suit or just drink enough alcohol to kill any germs that might come your way? I'd stay home, and drink just for extra measure.
What would it take for you to travel to Africa right now? $17 million and a hazmat suit.
What's the best way to cure the common cold? Coconut oil, vitamins C & D, oregano oil, tea tree oil and lemon tea with honey and cayenne. I love my natural remedies.
Garlic is said to keep colds away... Would you rather stink of garlic but be healthy, or smell shower fresh but be sick? Well garlic doesn't work for colds like it does for vampires... it's ingested not worn around the neck.
Ever try whiskey and orange juice? Yes, I have tried whiskey and OJ.
How did it work for you? It's delicious. I'm from New Orleans and we love our whiskey and bourbon any way it comes.
Did it cure your cold? No, but it gave me a hangover that was worse than the cold so I didn't care about the cold anymore. Actually, I rarely catch cold. Maybe it's all the bourbon and garlic.
Have you ever had the flu? Not since I got my last flu shot a few years ago.
Which is worse, the flu or chickenpox? I had chickenpox when I was 7 and I got to walk around naked, so that was fun... So I'd say the flu.
Do you still walk around naked for fun? Absolutely. I'm doing it right now.
If hanging garlic around your neck keeps vampires away, what would hanging a chicken around your neck do? Keep people away? The owner at the pub says I'm not allowed to wear my chicken necklace anymore.
- Mandy Rodgers, for Weekly Surge