I Am Averse to Drinking Not to Drinkers – 14 Things Not to Say to a Non-Drinker
I do not like to drink but that does not mean that I do not like drinkers. I have been in the company of drinkers and while some of them are a sport and have never made me stand out in the crowd, I’ve been among some drinkers who think I am peculiar. My experience tells me that those who do not drink have often been singled out and you may have had some odd questions thrown at them. I have my list of things not to say to your non-drinking friend when you hang out with one the next time you drink.
1. “Why are you so stuck up girl?”
If you don’t know what to say to someone who is depressed, or you suppose he or she is, it’s better to hold your tongue. If you say something stupid, the reaction might be like this: Did you really say that? The fact that I am out here having some fun just proves you wrong. Just because I don’t drink doesn’t mean that I do not enjoy or do not have fun. I like being in control but that’s true for many drinkers as well.
2. “Come on live a little”
Beautiful women do not need alcohol to bring their spirits up. So your idea of living may not be exactly the same as mine, but then I am not prejudiced towards your ideas. You shouldn’t be prejudiced to mine either.
3. “All I want is to see you drunk”
If that’s all you really want then its high times you got an insight into your aspirations. Go beyond the horizons and aspire a little more than just to see me slamming shots. The world is not so small after all and there is a lot more that you could dream to do.
4. “I am going to get you to drink”
That’s not happening. Let us respect our decisions, your decision to drink and mine not to drink. If you are going to try and change mine then that is going to end as a failed endeavour.
5. “Is it for religious reasons?”
Just because I refused a drink does not mean that you get to interrogate me about my lifestyle. My reasons for not drinking are not for you to know.
6. “You don’t drink? You got to be kidding me.”
No I don’t drink, and no I’m not kidding. Is it so hard for you to believe that people can attend parties without getting drunk? One question that may arise in your mind is that what to do drink then? Water, there is quite a bit on the menu that does not include alcohol. You may not have known that because you never looked beyond spirits.
7. “So what do you do for fun?”
Are you telling me this is all that you do for fun? That is depressing because life has a lot many fun moments without a drink as well. Rather I feel sorry about the fact that you need alcohol to make yourself interesting. I’ve been able to enjoy myself without a drink and friends have enjoyed my company without me having to join them for a drink. So I am sorry you feel this way but I doubt alcohol could make me any more interesting.