For any of you who don’t drink, I’m sure you’ve had similar experiences.
I was at a party last night, drinking a bottle of water, talking to a few girls, just having a good time etc. It’s pretty much inevitable in any sort of social situation where everyone is drinking and you’re not, that someone is going to ask you why. I haven’t drank for 2 years and don’t give a shit if others are drinking and have gotten used to the questions etc. So maybe 30mins after I’m there, this girl comes up and says “whoa, why aren’t you drinking?” I give the standard “I don’t drink” answer and she asks why and I say “I just don’t like drinking” I generally don’t say “for health reasons” cause it just leads to useless debates with drunks.
So her boyfriend comes over and says “well I drink and I’m healthy…you must be an alcoholic right? Why else would you not drink?” I just say “no I just don’t drink” and go on about my business. He is amazed at this and is convinced that I’m an alcoholic.
There’s no real point to this rant, I just love how people can’t comprehend that some of us CHOOSE not to drink. I don’t push my beliefs on anyone one, I don’t think I’m better than anyone cause I don’t drink, and would like the courtesy returned. IF you want to drink, wether it be 1 drink or 20, go for it, I used to like drinking too, I just grew out of it, maybe someday I’ll drink again, who knows. I’m 24 and I find that people older then me generally have less of an issue, but it still cracks me up.
I love when they go on a rant saying “one drink won;t hurt” or “I can;t believe you won’t have a drink with me!” or “just go running!”. They all seem to think that having a good time, means being drunk off your ass. It’s almost as funny as trying to explain to people that you enjoy eating healthy or you eat 6 meals a day…that’s another rant in itself!
Onward and Upward,