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SwissTony Donating Member (240 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-14-11 12:41 PM
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67. I once really impressed a woman who came to a party at my place.
I offered her a drink. She said she didn't drink alcohol. I offered her a glass of milk. She thought that was pretty neat. She was only at the party because she was a neighbour and I had just moved in and was having a little housewarming. She just dropped in to say hello.
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  -Non-drinkers: Do you feel uncomfortable around alcohol drinkers? Manifestor_of_Light  Nov-12-11 10:02 PM   #0 
  - Quit being so defensive. The only people who care if you drink or not are baptists and alcoholics..  Rabblevox   Nov-12-11 10:06 PM   #1 
  - +1  ingac70   Nov-12-11 10:20 PM   #10 
  - I'm an alcoholic and it's not up to me to judge other people....  WCGreen   Nov-13-11 12:30 AM   #36 
  - Or bartenders.  Major Hogwash   Nov-13-11 04:17 PM   #60 
  - Alcoholics don't care  Dyedinthewoolliberal   Nov-13-11 05:47 PM   #65 
  - Not sure there's anything you can do about it other than continue to be annoyed. n/t  Mojambo   Nov-12-11 10:06 PM   #2 
  - Being sober around a bunch of drunks is not much fun..  Fumesucker   Nov-12-11 10:06 PM   #3 
  - I've had that problem. My solution over time:  NYC_SKP   Nov-12-11 10:06 PM   #4 
  - that doesn't bother me but frankly, drinking ppl are not that interesting  Hamlette   Nov-13-11 12:51 AM   #38 
  - I am not a non-drinker but I don't do a lot of drinking, as I don't have occasion to go to many  MADem   Nov-12-11 10:07 PM   #5 
  - Absolutely not. I haven't had a drink in 30 years. Just laugh off the idiotic  virgogal   Nov-12-11 10:08 PM   #6 
  - I don't drink, either.  murielm99   Nov-12-11 10:08 PM   #7 
  - I just ask them why should I pay for something that's going  shraby   Nov-12-11 10:14 PM   #8 
  - One you start explaining yourself and justifying your choices you've given them control.  Speck Tater   Nov-12-11 10:18 PM   #9 
  - Interesting point.  BlueIris   Nov-12-11 10:37 PM   #17 
  - That's just not true, and let me explain why.  Major Hogwash   Nov-13-11 04:12 PM   #59 
  - Alcohol seems to bring out the inner-self of most people. I generally don't like to..  BlueJazz   Nov-12-11 10:23 PM   #11 
  - some drunks yes....I like to drink sometimes......I like fine liquor & expensive micro brewed beer.  Historic NY   Nov-12-11 10:29 PM   #12 
  - It's surprizing how much alcohol becomes the topic of choice for so many  Donnachaidh   Nov-12-11 10:29 PM   #13 
  - I rarely drink but it doesn't bother me at all if someone asks if I am.  Walk away   Nov-12-11 10:31 PM   #14 
  - I tend to avoid socializing with them.  BlueIris   Nov-12-11 10:33 PM   #15 
  - I wasn't socializing -- they were at my house for business.  Manifestor_of_Light   Nov-12-11 10:37 PM   #18 
     - I think the people bugging you about it have poor boundaries. And high entitlement mentality.  BlueIris   Nov-12-11 11:04 PM   #21 
  - I feel uncomfortable around drunks  Spider Jerusalem   Nov-12-11 10:36 PM   #16 
  - Not really, unless they are really obnoxious drunks, but I dislike really obnoxious people anyway.  iris27   Nov-12-11 10:50 PM   #19 
  - Doesn't bother me at all.  applegrove   Nov-12-11 11:03 PM   #20 
  - Sometimes.  Iggo   Nov-12-11 11:05 PM   #22 
  - Yes, I don't drink and never did, but I find those who do get very  Alameda   Nov-12-11 11:13 PM   #23 
  - I quit drinking 36 years ago  robdogbucky   Nov-13-11 02:54 PM   #47 
  - I only drink once in a great while, and even then I refuse to get very drunk.  Odin2005   Nov-12-11 11:18 PM   #24 
  - I'm not a 'non-drinker', but I don't drink beer and I don't drink on work nights.  Edweird   Nov-12-11 11:19 PM   #25 
  - To me, it's like being a vegetarian.  nobodyspecial   Nov-12-11 11:20 PM   #26 
  - I'm a vegetarian and I don't drink or smoke.  undeterred   Nov-13-11 03:28 PM   #53 
  - I have to avoid some relatives who get blitzed even though  Hardrada   Nov-12-11 11:21 PM   #27 
  - Just say "I'm so & so and I'm an alcoholic". That should shut  Faux pas   Nov-12-11 11:37 PM   #28 
  - Yes - I will not be around people who drink  lbrtbell   Nov-12-11 11:39 PM   #29 
  - These are NOT social situations. These are work situations.  Manifestor_of_Light   Nov-12-11 11:44 PM   #30 
  - The hell with them, it's non of their business what you do or do not do. No explanations necessary.  1620rock   Nov-13-11 12:05 AM   #31 
  - Anything any person says  tabatha   Nov-13-11 12:06 AM   #32 
  - to be honest, sounds like  sylveste   Nov-13-11 12:09 AM   #33 
  - I drink a miniscule amount over the course of a year. It doesn't bother me what others do or say  NBachers   Nov-13-11 12:10 AM   #34 
  - I didn't even mention the latest incident.  Manifestor_of_Light   Nov-13-11 12:26 AM   #35 
  - Honestly? It doesn't bother me.  ScreamingMeemie   Nov-13-11 12:33 AM   #37 
  - i gave up drinking a long time ago.  madrchsod   Nov-13-11 12:58 AM   #39 
  - kick  Manifestor_of_Light   Nov-13-11 01:37 AM   #40 
  - Just laugh it off and say something like "no such luck"  Raine   Nov-13-11 01:56 AM   #41 
  - No. It might have made a difference when I was in college, but at my age  Warren DeMontague   Nov-13-11 02:42 AM   #42 
  - Drinking milk, YUCK  B Calm   Nov-13-11 04:55 AM   #43 
  - No, unless they keep trying to push drinks on me. n/t  PoliticAverse   Nov-13-11 05:30 AM   #44 
  - I am getting annoyed.  Manifestor_of_Light   Nov-13-11 02:32 PM   #45 
  - I normally don't find myself in settings where people drink.  Abin Sur   Nov-13-11 02:38 PM   #46 
  - Drunk gamers are the worst.  Codeine   Nov-13-11 03:20 PM   #51 
     - It sounds like you've given me another reason not to go to game conventions...  Abin Sur   Nov-13-11 03:55 PM   #58 
  - I'm a recovering alcoholic  FloridaJudy   Nov-13-11 02:55 PM   #48 
  - I repeat: These people are not drinking, this is a business setting.  Manifestor_of_Light   Nov-13-11 03:12 PM   #49 
     - In that case, they're just rude.  FloridaJudy   Nov-13-11 04:24 PM   #62 
  - Most of my friends drink a glass of wine or two with weekend dinners.  Codeine   Nov-13-11 03:17 PM   #50 
  - Only if they get completely out of control.  Arkana   Nov-13-11 03:24 PM   #52 
  - So many bad memories...  pipi_k   Nov-13-11 03:33 PM   #54 
  - My daughter's experiencing this problem at the moment  SwissTony   Nov-13-11 03:41 PM   #55 
  - Nope - I take notes.  haele   Nov-13-11 03:41 PM   #56 
  - Generally speaking, I don't drink.  Drahthaardogs   Nov-13-11 03:46 PM   #57 
  - I really dislike it when the same person keeps trying to push a drink  DevonRex   Nov-13-11 04:23 PM   #61 
  - The discomfort is mutual  saras   Nov-13-11 04:53 PM   #63 
  - I only feel uncomfortable around alcohol drinkers who don't accept that I don't drink. (nt)  Posteritatis   Nov-13-11 04:53 PM   #64 
  - I was very uncomfortable in New Orleans.  Manifestor_of_Light   Nov-13-11 08:19 PM   #66 
  - I once really impressed a woman who came to a party at my place.  SwissTony   Nov-14-11 12:41 PM   #67 
  - People are just trying to make conversation. Drinking is fun for some people.  krabigirl   Nov-14-11 12:46 PM   #68 

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