Thursday, 25 November 2010
when sober girls around me they be actin' like they drunk...
ok, as i haven't turned out as organised as i had hoped this week, and have forgotten my camera lead, the new dress and outfit posts will have to wait until tomorrow..so instead i have a bit of a discussion point, which i will try and refrain from making boring reading..
i know this might sound odd, but i get a lot of suprised reactions when people discover i don't drink alcohol..at all..this is something which people, quite frankly, seem shocked by, and i just wondered if there was anyone else in the same situation..and why it would be such a shocking concept..
i don't mean i don't go out with friends, to bars or clubs; i do (if infrequently)..i just choose not to drink..i've never really enjoyed drinking, even during uni where it is seen as the "done thing" to go out and get 'hammered', and in recent years i've been limited to not drinking at different times as a result of being on different ongoing medications, and with it never having been something i enjoyed that much anyway, it's not been somethign i had any issue cutting out..
i guess my point is the general public perception - sometimes i can end up feeling really awkward when i'm out with people i don't know very well, as if i say "no thanks" to an offer of a glass of wine, some people just don't like to take no for an answer - how many times i've heard "you can only have a coke if it has something else in it.."; i've lost count..and if it's an occasion when i'm with friends of friends, or people i don't know that well, that can it even more awkward to try and go into details of why i can't drink alcohol etc..
i just feel like i'm put under a lot of pressure sometimes, by some more than others, to justify why i don't drink..and i don't understand why that is the case, surely it's someones choice and that should be the end of it..does the fact that i don't drink mean i shouldnt' be off out to clubs dancing, or catching up with a friend in a bar? it doesn't stop me having fun, but people act as though it does / should..
sorry that this post has got a little ranty - i didn't intend it too, but with xmas outings coming up, it's something which plays on my mind recently, so i wanted to invite any other opinions or thoughts..