You are viewing an obsolete version of the DU website which is no longer supported by the Administrators. Visit The New DU.
Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Reply #67: I once really impressed a woman who came to a party at my place. [View All]

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » General Discussion Donate to DU
SwissTony Donating Member (240 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-14-11 12:41 PM
Response to Original message
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.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
  -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 
 

Home » Discuss » General Discussion Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC