magicshoes wrote:QueenBerta wrote:I have the occasional glass of champagne when celebrating but alcohol makes me horribly dehydrated and I'd rather not be dealing with the hangover and sore throat. I spend money eating healthy stuff so I'd rather not undo all my work in one night.
People who encourage others to drink are often doing it so they don't look like the sad alkie.
you seem terribly judgmental and narrow minded QB. just an observation from a non-journalist
My husband was a pub manager for a brewery when I first met him and his closest friends were a pub landlord and a director of a brewery. I think I've spent countless boring evenings listening to half cut regulars trying to leer down my top, pat me on the knee or bore me to death with drunken ramblings about the state of the country. Either that or beer tents at some country thing like a ploughing match or archery with a warm Pimm's.
I certainly have witnessed men egg each other on with one for the road etc. In the country, the wives and girlfriends were all left at home and the blokes would go meet up to prop up the bar in the village pub. It gets very laddish and I've seen fights.