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has anyone had success with such an approach?
i had plenty oppertunities to stop, but i just didn't.
in the end i got into the most pathetic shoving match with the tallest man i've ever seen, and sat in a curry house having secret sips out of the can of red stripe in my pocket.
and went loopy over some small little thing.
problem is stopping drinking altogether isn't an option, i'm socially awkward so i need to oil the wheels a bit.
i need to first few to get me going....but then...y'know....i got going too much.
not sure what the answer is, mind.
I havn't done drunk and aggressive in ages. I think I may have grown.
piece of piss
its called "self control"
obviously cider not beer for me, beer has wheat in it.
It seems to be slowing me down a lot. I'm a pathetic pint drinker - it takes me a good hour to drink a pint - so it forces me to drink at a sensible pace.
A good idea for me - would probably work less well for men who can down a pint in five seconds.
now it's all or nothing. not good.
I think the thing is to avoid those nights that you know are going to stress you out for whatever reason, (exes, people you don't like, people who don't like you, clubs you know are horrible etc). If too many of these things are involved, just stay in.
i knew there was potential for disaster, had your attitude and was going to cut my losses and stay in, but in the end i stupidly said 'ah, it'll be fine'...
I can stop before I'm drunk, but definitely not once I'm there. Three pints is the cut-off point. I can easily do three pints (which, in my experience, sees you through a game of football plus 10 minutes after so you don't look like a pikey for leaving the minute the whistle is blown) and then toddle off, but the minute I sip that fourth pint, I'm definitely going to have at least another three or four pints. It's biological law.
I think the key really is what happens when you are drunk.
Over the past few months I've frequently had several more than intended on a Sunday in front of and then after some football. To the point that I can't remember getting home sometimes (though I've always had a tendency for mind blanks even on relatively small amounts of alcohol). This is a bit expensive, makes Monday mornings worse than they would otherwise be, but really, apart from a little extra damage to my liver, is no big deal, as I've been having a pretty good time with some friends, not trying to fight anyone or making a tit out of myself to anyone but the odd takeaway delivery driver. Uninterestingly the one time I've stopped at 3 after the football and gone home I was violently ill the next day, but that was probably self inflicted food poisoning.
If you're this guy I lived with who would go out for a quiet lunchtime pint, then be on his 3rd bottle of whiskey having not really slept by late afternoon the next day, then you probably should avoid drinking.
If getting pissed is turning you into an asshole, you need to figure out what's up with that, because the extra booze is probably a symptom more than a cause.
what a time to hit the wall