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Is it acceptable to get drunk on these, in a civilised manner, whilst reading a novel.
avoidance of other customers.
right now i'm reading The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers
whilst reading a well thumbed Penguin orange and wolfing back coffee - aaah them were the days - ie 1999
it was horrendous, absolutely stank and was full of people shrieking at each other.
my university years would have been hell without that wonderful smoky option - going to see friends up in St Andrews on a 7 hour train drive meant i'd get through 20 cigs at least and 1 and a half novels whilst staring out almost in tears at the passing architecture and breathtaking landscapes.
i used to sit there on the way down to london.
I don't quite know why but for me that book always goes together with Andre Gide stuff quite well so you should check out some Andre Gide next.
As for drinking and travelling, beer and trains are a pretty much essential combination if you ask me. And with a good book, most relaxing thing ever. Do you really care about the other customers? Getting a few scornful looks just makes it all the more pleasing!
what he said.
although i don't really like doing it if it's a train that doesn't have openable windows, the sealed atmosphere ends up making me feel ill. lame!
then move into another and try it on with everyone.
its an obligation. i will be getting drunk on cider on my train to london later
i like drinking on commuter trains out of london in the evening, everyone looks so uncomfortable. it amuses me.
even busier when you get closer. its a nice journey for most of the way tho, and you can see the big butlins tent in bognor from the train which makes me excited about atp. god i'm sad.
uncomfortableness and misery in the fellow passengers as you kick back, open a can and let out a nice contented 'aaahhhh'!
was when i had a bottle of vodka, a 4 pack of red bull, and a pint glass.
on the way to animal collective.
Trains and alcohol and books are a good idea.
however, if you get so drunk that you can no longer read, that is bad and shameful.
This happens to me alot.
Modernism and alcohol is an odd mixture...
you can't even carry alcohol on trains....
quite expensive though? I prefer bring my own "crate" on to the train, getting a table and working my way through.
hooo if you have a table to bust the cans out on even sweeter!!!
have a couple of cans and read away - make the journey go much quicker! I drink on the 20 minute train from my housr to Central London, if the occasion merits*
* Tuesday - Sunday, I don't go out Mondays.
is one of the signs of alcoholism.
or being dull of wit, imho.
just read the novel.
so the novel it is.
i've done loads recently. there is only so much to contemplate in the midlands
really. I imagine drinking and reading/writing in pubs has been pretty popular/widely practised over the centuries.
drinking to get drunk alone (as in alone, not in the pub) is officially recognised as one of the signs of alcoholism.
drinking on the train would be classed as drinking alone though! And some people enjoy a solitary tipple every now and then and it is harmless so fair play to them.
the emphasis is on getting drunk alone rather than just having the odd beer. and he did specifically say 'get drunk' and 'alone' in his original post. he obviously considers on a train to be a solitary environment.
on an hour train journey. It took ALOT of effort to open, then was warm. I felt sick, but tipsy for quite a while after.
So, err, yeah, do it.
as long as you don't start to sing.
Plus the novel gives it a good old alchoholic young genius feel.
but they were planning to drink once we got off the train.
I like wine, i like trains, so it seemed like a good idea
I love travelling but if you want to drink go for aa hipflask and your novel.
I've done this to far too many people.
Although most people thought i was male at first..
Ah yeah the name isn't very girly, it's happened quite a lot.
and not the stinking megabus. count yrself lucky.
i worked out that i've actually wasted about 3 and a bit days of my life on megabus journeys :(
leats you didnt waste money, the megabus is so cheap!
The only problem is the toilets :o(