Fully prepared for this to turn into one of those threads that winds me the fuck up, but let’s see.
Also, sorry if this is a sore subject for anyone. If you’ve had/have problems with alcohol, sorry to hear that. You are exempt from anything said in this thread, probably.
How do we all feel about alcomohol? I’ve done the usual: drank socially as soon as I could, used to get pretty pissed, especially at uni, but am now at the point where
a) I don’t particularly enjoy it
b) Can’t really afford it (a hefty night out that is. Would much rather spend the money elsewhere)
c) I don’t like how people I generally like get when pissed
I will now – when I can – drive to places, just so I have the excuse not to drink.
Last weekend we had our band Christmas meal. A few of us were staying at someone’s house. We got a taxis there and back so that we could all drink, which cost a total of £70. Drink at the venue was expensive, and I didn’t feel like drinking, so I ended up staying sober and having a great evening, but a little irked at spending so much on taxis. When we got back to their house, everyone else was pissed and just veering past the point of amusing ribbing to being a bit nasty to each other. I’d been put in the living room with some girl, who told me she wasn’t particularly comfortable sharing (no issue with me, just generally), so I opted to drive home.
I think it’s a combination of realising I enjoy myself more when sober, enjoy not spending too much money, and dislike other people when they’re pissed. I also don’t like the idea that friends need to be pissed to have a good time together, that’s just a bit weird to me.
How do we all feel? (again, I’ve not put an option for ‘I drink too much and am aware I have a problem’)
- I don’t drink at all
- I enjoy drinking but don’t get rat-arsed
- It’s not a good night unless I’ve at least slightly pissed
- I drink a lot
Feel like I’m becoming a massive square, from the past.