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|06-01-2012, 12:39 AM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: May 2011
Blog Entries: 5
Drinking in public places
Saw a lady when I was out shopping at 12.30pm drinking from a mixer can (bourbon and coke) with a straw. I have seen a few people lately drinking in public.
I gave thanks it was over for me
Let everyone be my teacher and RTFD
May 15 2011
|06-01-2012, 01:06 AM||#3 (permalink)|
Join Date: May 2012
Location: London, England
When I was in Japan - they have beer in vending machines there - I went with a group of people I'd met at the hostel to a bar. On bicycles. Stopped off on the way for a can. 'Don't drink it sat on your bike,' they told me. 'You can be done for drink cycling here.' 'So why go on bikes then?' I felt like asking.
Anyway, on the way back we stopped at a convenience store and when we came out there was a cop there. We had to wait till he'd gone before we could continue home.
|06-01-2012, 02:23 AM||#4 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jun 2010
Used to head off to the convenience store outside my work place and grab a can pretty much as soon I'd finished the working day. Often opened it seconds after coming out of the shop and would swig it on my way home, swaying through the other pedestrians on their way home. Then I'd find another convenience store near my house and top with a "proper" six pack which I'd drink on my own in home... before setting out to the pub to drink and behave badly in front of other people. Yuck.
|06-01-2012, 02:37 AM||#5 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jul 2009
I used to love the old "drink-n-walk". Figured it was better than drinking and driving and besides, I actually thought it was good exercise
Happily sober since June 22, 2009
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|06-01-2012, 06:45 AM||#7 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jun 2009
I live in a "party town," and it isn't unusual to see people walking around carrying flasks. A local restaurant advertises mimosa brunches on Facebook and invites people to come in and "drink away their hangovers." And one of our convenience stores is now carrying an alcoholic version of Slurpees in different flavors ... mind boggling. And sad.
Supposing you have tried and failed again and again. You may have a fresh start any moment you choose; this thing we call "failure" is not the falling down, but the staying down. ~Mary Pickford
|06-01-2012, 06:53 AM||#8 (permalink)|
So it goes
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Manchester UK
Blog Entries: 74
My offices are next to two bars. It isnt unusual to see people on the pavement tables drinking a beer at 830 am
I never did that (well not outside anyway!)
I now no more think of drinking wine, than a horse does. The wine upon the table is no more for me, than for the dog that is under the table.
Samuel Johnson from Boswell's Life of Johnson
|06-01-2012, 08:48 AM||#9 (permalink)|
Join Date: Apr 2012
I visited Lisbon, Portugal about a year ago. I was shocked to see how many people drank in public. In fact, without a doubt there were more people drinking in public than there were drinking in bars.
I canít say for certain how the ability to freely drink outdoors would have affected my alcoholism (or anyone elseís). Lord knows I drank indoors and then went out driving (and walking, bicycling) countless times.
|06-01-2012, 08:52 AM||#10 (permalink)|
Join Date: May 2012
Last year, in Spain, I gave my first talk ever at a conference. Afterwards, I went with a girl to have drinks.
We walked around but I couldn't find a bar that appealed to me, and she had already told me she was not going to the trashy cerveceria I liked, so finally I said "Forget bars, I'm buying beer and drinking in the street." She though I was joking...
I bought two tall cans of 10% beer (I like malt liquor) and chugged both by the time we got back to the hostel.
To be honest, it's a pretty good memory, I just don't want to do that kind of stuff anymore. I'm also not sure how good a memory it is for her...
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