Tuesday, 13 October 2015
The Demon Drink 4
If we want people to drink less, couldn't we stop this kind of thing?
Social media is going crazy, ladies. I have to ask – where do you keep the wine?
Nowhere – it’s a dry boat.
(News item on team of 40-ish women ("ordinary mums") aiming to row to Tenerife for charity.)
At 10.30 she drinks a Guinness with a packet of salt and vinegar crisps. Isn’t that wonderful? (About a 100-year-old woman)
Old lady: I don’t like tea – I like gin. (Aldi advert)
Here are some tips on drinking less from the Times:
1. Go cold turkey. Go somewhere where alcohol isn't an option.
2. Don't tell people you have given up. I usually nurse a glass of champagne. Nondrinkers make drinkers uncomfortable – better to practise some deception. (Maybe drinkers will grow up one day.)
3. Don't be purist. Drink a toast at a wedding, eat a sherry trifle. (But not if you're a recovering alcoholic.)
4. Invent a fabulous nonalcoholic drink that goes with food – iced tea... soda with a dash of Angostura. (What happened to non-alcoholic wine and beer, Amé and Aqua Libra? Cranberry or lime juice and soda is good too.)
5. Remember that giving up drink does not make you a better person. It's a lifestyle choice, not a moral one.
More here, and links to the rest.