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it can also be one of the worst
ONE OF THE BEST!
Where's douchebag when you need him
I know/knew this tee-totalling berk:
Britain’s apparently unshakeable thirst perplexes 32-year-old Carolyn Asome, the deputy fashion editor of The Times. “Nowhere else that I’ve lived do people drink so enthusiastically with the sole purpose of getting wasted. It’s not like that in Europe, Hong Kong or the US. And I don’t really understand the culture of excessive drinking here — it can be pretty terrifying. Although I’ve got no argument with anybody who chooses to drink, I do think that drinking just to get bladdered is a strange concept.”
Fashion is a world well-lubricated by alcohol but at the shows, as many of her colleagues sip from their champagne flutes, Carolyn opts for Evian or mint tea. “Not drinking is never a problem when we’re working, and it tends to be so busy that it’s handy not to have a hangover.” Carolyn is no stranger to unhealthy excess: before becoming pregnant she smoked 20 cigarettes a day. A large, empty box of Rococo chocolates rests next to her keyboard. Alcohol, though, has never appealed.
“As I’ve got a little older I’ve become thankful that I don’t drink. It’s off-putting being surrounded by rambling drunk people at a party, and I’m not tempted to join them. I’ve never liked the taste of alcohol, and when I do drink it disagrees with me — it might be that Chinese intolerance for alcohol — but I’ve never felt like a social pariah. I’ve never been drunk, so I don’t know what it’s like. So there’s nothing for me to miss. And my husband says that I get intoxicated vicariously in a party atmosphere, anyway: I’ve done lots of embarrassing, uninhibited things when I’ve been sober. I don’t need it as a social crutch — that’s just deluding yourself
I'm fucking wrecked mate. I've just downed 8 party atmospheres.
"I’ve never been drunk, so I don’t know what it’s like."
Jesus christ. Interview someone who has drunk before.
but ti's the whole thing about drinking that comes with it as if THIS IS A GOOD TIME AND YOU MUST DO IT BECUASE ITS THE MOST FUN GOING AND IF YOU DONT LIKE YOU MUST BE A FREAK when really it's not that great.
way you can have a good time is if you're drunk, is a little odd and thoroughly depressing.
i know plenty of people who don't like exercise but i think it's a total buzz
Most I know who don't drink can't stand the loss of control, of not being 'themselves'. Some of them are probably actually most scared of revealing opinions/sides to themselves they'd rather not make public. But not all.
what a load of twaddle, who says this? It reveals more about you if anything. I can understand the control thing, it's why I don't drink hardly at all around my family.
He's right though. Last time I was absolutely wankered I was walking around Soho shouting the word 'MILK!' in the face of strangers. Then I tried to trip someone up on the escalators at Oxford Circus underground. This isn't something I usually do nor is it something I would find at all funny if I saw someone else doing it.
I tend not to do things that are out of character when drunk unless I am absolutely twatted, then I think you do kind of lose all control. I guess the "not being themselves" thing works for me, but only if I've got to the point where I can hardly stand up.
I've quit drinking for a few months on a couple of occasions. I found it incredibly depressing seeing my friends pissed and acting like complete dicks. Realising that I was the same (if not worse) when I was drinking.
So I started drinking again.
scratch the "and".
They're due to drinking too much.
totally. I'm better now, but yeah.
where tee-totallers as a whole wind up with a certain, probably unfair,
reputation due to the smugness of a few of them.
in much the same way that there's a difference between who doesn't want to have casual sex and someone who proclaims themselves celibate.
Neither of my parents drink - they're both tee-total but have no problem with those that do drink in moderation. Those that preach about being tee-total, straight edge or whatever are just as borish as those who can't stop boasting about their alcoholic excesses on a daily basis.
including - shock horror - being really really happy for the sake of it!
I do do it, and enjoy the tipsy phase, but feeling sick and headachy and out of control is not fun
or get decent exercise every day i'd never even think about drinking again
boozed up than on any other drug. i love it.
i like that tipsy feelin i have after about half a pint then it all goes wrong
but that doesn't mean I can't accept their stance on drinking. I mean sure you get stupid, you look stupid but at the time you don't actually care. There's the health reasons, but I could get run over by a car tomorrow. The worst thing about being sober is having to interact with drunk people, I don't understand how anyone could tollerate it. If I could convince everyone in the whole world to stop drinking I couldn't maybe stop as well, until then no thanks.
Yeah anyway, where was I? It's a lot of fun under certain conditions/in certain situations and until it stops being fun I'll carry on drinking... but I can accept people that don't want to, or that just don't really like drinking, despite not really getting it.
we give them all nicknames and laugh at them. And when they buy us shots we do a shot of water and keep the money
the shot of water thing made me laugh :D
Good work. It's not doing them any harm and it appears as though you are drinking shots, makes no difference in their drunken minds. I'd hate working in a pub, I really don't like being around drunk people when I'm sober, maybe it's jealousy? LOL.
and I am intending to stop again. I'm finding it very difficult to get drunk now anyway. Starting from last year I get sick/too full before I am able to get drunk. I can only get drunk now If I drink on an empty stomach.
It is a social crutch, I won't dispute that. I do need to 'loosen up' with drink to talk to a lot of people. But now I have realised the reason I have to loosen up is because these people make me uncomfortable in the first place. it shouldn't be my responsibility to get drunk to make myself worthy company.
I don't understand the fascination with getting so wasted that you have no control over yourself, but to be honest i've only been in that state a few times. I drink to excess quite often but have a good sense of when to stop. this is because i can return home (and have done many, many times since 1998) feeling OK and non-slurry but still end up hugging the toilet bowl. Nowadays I know at what point I can stop.
I love the feeling of being a bit boozed up, the 4 pint stage is the best for me, anymore in a short space of time and there may be repercussions.
massive case of rose tinted spectacles
but Jaeger for me is sitting down in front of a game of speedball 2..completely harmless!
Actually it is a testament to you and your crew's company that I didn't drink that much!
btw: I forog to metnion Adam has the best name on the planet!
beer especially, which meant i'd still be trying to get drunk while other people were wasted, it repulsed me. Drunk people are one thing, drunk 14 year olds are another. Gave me a weird perspective for my formative years.
Don't mind the feeling at all though, a light buzz, unwarranted self-confidence, what's not to like?
means fairly intoxicated and in that drunk state of mind where you're (insert regular drunk effects here like increased confidence/loudness/sleepyness for example). Not falling over and puking everywhere, or crying, starting fights with lamposts... any of this shit. If you have virtually no control over what you're doing and/or feel ill, need to sleep/be sick then this is wasted, rat-assed, shit-faced, steaming etc.
although millionaires post did remind me of this.
but not in public
at all. but that doesn't mean i'm going to get all up in your case about it and call you an idiothole.