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I'm *trying* to date and I encounter this constantly. WHY is it such a big deal that I choose not to drink alcohol??

r/mildlyinfuriating - I'm *trying* to date and I encounter this constantly. WHY is it such a big deal that I choose not to drink alcohol??
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level 1

And God forbid you say you had a problem with it but have since gotten that monkey off your back. Quit smoking? Congrats! Quit drinking? You fucking weirdo.

level 2

Alcohol is like a cult tbh

level 2
· 2 mo. ago

Im a recovering alcoholic and feel this lol


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level 1

I don't drink. I decided when I hit 35 that I just didn't like it anymore. Most everyone I know knows that I don't drink and nobody cares. It's literally never been an issue. If I got to a bar, I drink water, diet coke or sometimes I'll go crazy and have a Roy Roger's (easy on the Roy, heavy on the Rogers).

level 2

I met a twenty-something not drinking while at a bar. I asked why and they said "I had my fill in college" and I was like yeah that makes sense. No reason to be weird about it

level 2

Shirley Temple is where it's at

level 2

Maybe throw an Arnold Palmer in if you’re feeling spicy?

level 2

I've pretty much gone the same way, if I have a drink I almost always regret it, not because of anything crazy but alcohol just makes my body feel suboptimal.

Weed on the other hand...muah

level 2

I do sprite and orange juice. It's basically a virgin mimosa.

level 2

Tbf at 35 you’re far more likely to meet/know/understand folks that don’t drink. Going out on a limb and assuming OP is in their 20’s or something, but I could obviously be wrong.

level 2

I don’t always drink, and when I don’t my go to drinks are Diet Coke with lime or a Roy rogers. What I’m saying here is I like the cut of your jib.


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level 1

Fuck, if only there was some other non-alcoholic drink besides water.

level 2

Don't tell this guy what makes up 3/4 of his Jack and coke it'll make his head explode.

level 2
· 2 mo. ago · edited 2 mo. ago

... olive oil?


I was trying to go through my mind and find something that doesn't contain water and is still a drink.(?)

This opened up a small venn diagram throughout the day where I considered something "is food", "is a drink" and "is liquid". the three that satisfy only two are things like water, that's not food but is liquid and a drink, olive oil that's food and a liquid but (for some) not a drink, and things like applesauce, pudding, jello, etc... which is a drink and food but not really a liquid.

the only one that doesn't contain water was olive oil.

anyway, this was my most successful 3am comment, it's been fun everyone.


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