The officer then asks, "Really? Who is giving that lecture at this time of night?" The man replies, "That would be my wife."
So many American movies I've watched show two people meeting in a office and the one offering the other a drink. In my country, drinking while working would be unthinkable.
Edit - Thanks. I guess the answer is it depends on the organisation and the industry.
Last month I made 5 big bottles of dandelion wine, which, despite its name is alcohol free (like ginger beer). So we already drank 2 bottles that were sweet and tasty. Today I opened the third one. It had less foam but I didn't think much about it and I gave a full glass to my nephew who I was babysitting. He had his snack, he drank it quietly nothing unusual. Then I decided to sit down with him and have a glass as well. Well, this is when I noticed a very distinguished flavor of alcohol and vinegar (the bottle wasn't completely sealed and some air could enter altering the process).
I quickly looked at my nephew, he had almost finished his glass. I took the rest in mine while he wasn't looking and I told him to go to play. He seemed fine and I had no idea of the percentage of alcohol there was in it as it wasn't too strong. So I did what I had to do. I drank it all at once to see how I would feel. Well I felt it. I wasn't even tipsy or anything but I know for sure I had alcohol rushing in my veins. I felt it for about 30 minutes. I watched him for two hours to be sure he was fine. He didn't complain or anything he was just yawning all the time.
Finally my sister arrived and took him. Later she called me to say that he was so tired she had to put him to sleep at 6.30 PM. I didn't say anything. Maybe I will wait until his 18th birthday.
TL:DR TIFU by giving my 5 years old nephew homemade alcohol by accident and not telling my sister
Edit: spelling Edit 2: it's dandelion wine not beer (it has no yeast in it)
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I read every single comment so far and I think some of your stories are hilarious and some are so much worse than mine 😅
Now I feel like I owe you the recipe, so here it is.
Dandelion wine :
>>> First fermentation > Put everything in a big glass jar and stir. > Cover the top with a clean cloth and let it stay inside in a sunny place > Stir once or twice a day for 3 to 7 days You want it to create carbon dioxide. The process will be faster or slower depending on the temperature.The only purpose of... keep reading on reddit ➡
Context: Me 28M & my fiancee F23 are getting married this summer. Wedding planning already started and we're both paying for everything, no outside help.
I get along with my fiancee's family but my only issue is with her recovering-alcoholic Dad. The guy is basically a punk. He did it all. Stole, cheat, went to jail. He's the "your mom was my girlfriend" type of guy. What can I say... It's a small town everyone f-- (cough)knows each other. My fiancee is his only daughter and she's always worrying too much about him, helping him with money, helping him with his living situation and supported him in his recovery. We remain civil for the sake of all that's holy but disagree often.
He sat me down days ago to tell me about his journey in recovery and how challenging his experience was. He said he wants no alcohol at the wedding whatsoever. I was taken aback. I said that's not gonna work for me and my family. He said it's okay we can have alcohol after the wedding is over. So After everyone has left? absolutely not. I told him I'm sorry if he has an issue with alcohol at the wedding but it's the norm and he shouldn't dictate the wedding just because he thinks he needs to be accommodated. He said firmly that he doesn't understand why I'm choosing to satisfy my family who can't spend one night without drinking liquor that tastes like p*ss to be my hill "to die on". Funny coming from the man who gave up all he had for a "drink" but let's not be so fucking mean right now and weaponize his past. It's just one night he's right but of all nights this is legitimately the night where alcohol should be available since you know...it's a celebration.
Long story short he went on about me ME! making the whole wedding about me and my family when in I shouldn't. I flipped the fuck out. Lost my shit and told him he doesn't get a say. We argued til we were blue in the face and he refused to stand down. When I shouted that I'd uninvite him he shouted back that that's his only daughter and he should be present at her wedding.
I spoke to my fiancee. She says she's torn on this issue since she's happy and proud of her dad's progress. And wants him to be at her wedding and I shouldn't have spoken to him this way. My inlaws calling me an asshole for taking my FIL's recovery lightly and refusing to do as suggested.
I’m at my wits end here. I smoked plenty as a teenager, but stopped in 2018 because of anxiety issues. Instead, I drank from then on. At 22 years old, I’ve had doubled liver ALT and moderate fatty liver. I decided that anxiety or not, I could not continue on the path of being an alcoholic. Two weeks ago, I finally starting smoking again, and haven’t had a drink since. It’s been such a relief and I missed it so much.
However, my father takes enormous issue. He had come to terms with my alcoholism, saying it’s my life. But I trade the bottle for smoking and it’s game over. He s basically deeply believes all 80s propaganda, that bud is an hallucinogen (true) but that makes it fuck your brain up way worse than alcohol. He also implied that weed was the first step to coke and heroin as the final result... lol. I tried to explain the difference in bodily damage weed vs alcohol, but he says he KNOWS what it does, and he doesn’t give a shit what current data suggests.
This apparently hit the breaking point when I smoked this morning, which he said is IDENTICAL in all implications to a drunk needing a drink first thing in the morning.
Last but not least, he plays in several bands (like orchestras) and some of his best friends there have been smoking for 30 years, but they don’t smoke in the morning or all day (how tf would he know especially if they know he’s judge mental) and besides, they aren’t his son. WHAT?
We had a bad relationship most of our lives and only recently fixed it in the last several years. But apparently, this is a breaking point. It’s like he’s a catholic preacher and i’m his daughter having an abortion in his bath tub. He openly admits he will not consider modern data. Wtf do I say?
EDIT: I can’t possible reply to all of you, but I woke up to almost 100 incredible responses and I’m blown away by the support. Thank you so much and thank you for not making me feel crazy. I appreciate it so much and your words have helped significantly. Thank you!!
Please don’t judge. I already feel weird writing this post. I’m just looking for advice or words of wisdom.
I’ve been vegan for nine years but have moved into a WFPB diet two months ago after reading How Not to Die. In the book Gregor hints to alcohol being linked to cancer but I kind of ignored it, as I do love a couple beers a week (and a few drinks on a Friday night).
However, I recently dove deeper into alcohol by watching all the videos/reading all the studies about how alcohol is actually a carcinogen. A potentially big one, too. So I decided I would cut it out, or at least reduce it dramatically. This whole week was easy up until tonight (Friday) when my boyfriend and some friends and I went out to dinner. Craved a beer but not bad. But then afterwards they all wanted to go to another bar where live music was playing, so we went and I kept drinking my soda waters, but I could tell how much looser and bubbly they were than me, and I started to feel left out? And then a beer sounded REALLY good. This sounds ridiculous to type out but here we are.
I know r/stopdrinking exists but from what I can tell that mostly appeals to people who are recovering addicts. I’m not addicted, I just enjoy the refreshment and feeling of a beer on a Friday night, and I’m wondering if anyone has any advice/experience after giving it up strictly for health purposes.
(I’m 26 years old, in case that matters at all).
It’s so overhyped. The feeling of being drunk doesn’t even feel good. Also most alcohol tastes like shit and can lead you to do some dumb shit. I really don’t understand the appeal at all. Plus you feel like shit the next day.
Recently a question popped into my head; what would happen if we decriminalize/legalize every substance used to alter someones body-/brainfunction? That may be a question a lot of us already asked ourselfes. Eventhough I did not came to any conclusion, I stumbled across the fact, that we already have the perfect example of how it could go.
With alcohol as a mind altering drug, we can see how society deals with a substance that alters our thinking and perception. Alcohol is widely used among mostly every part of the population and is tolareted by almost everybody. Despite the fact that alcohol is potentially harmful, in some cases lethal drug, people who are using this substance aren't excluded from society, even sometimes better included. And it's not just the fact, that most of us do not really care if someones drinks or not. The economy and society are flourishing (subjective) eventhough there are plenty of people abusing a mind altering drug. So I am asking myself, if we could destigmatize every substance use, would it go the same way? (considering a broad legalization process)
I am very curious to hear your opinion/thoughts on that ;)
Quit cold-turkey after my wife's birthday celebration in February and it has completely changed my nightly routine for the better.
This is by far the longest I have ever gone without a drink since the age of 16. While in college, I once went approximately 20-25 days but never this long.
Edit: current age is 37
Roughly 2 years before the pandemic I worked for a company with a fairly lenient Alcohol Policy, in fact at some company events even on company property they served alcohol. It was not uncommon for executives and managers to have a drink at lunch on a Friday and finish out the day. One day one of my employees went to lunch on his 21st birthday and had a couple of beers and I drove him back into work to finish out his shift. (He does basic computer input, has no contact with customers or operating machinery or anything dangerous)
I got a note from HR that I need to give him a formal warning for what he did when they heard about it. I pointed out that there isn't a policy to enforce and they decided to create a zero tolerance alcohol policy based on this event. What they didn't understand was that they had two other policies in effect that we exploited.
In order to make sure that people didn't infect the workforce, there was an "infection reduction policy" that allowed for people to who called in sick after working part of the day to go home and get paid for the whole day. We could use this once per paycheck, every two weeks. There was another Work From Home policy that allowed for employees to work from home for half a day without needing a reason. We could also use this once per paycheck, every two weeks.
After hearing about this Zero Tolerance Alcohol Policy I instructed all of my employees that if they were going to have a drink at lunch that they should either call in sick for the rest of the day or work from home the rest of the day. Eventually it got to the point where we would have a drink at lunch every Friday and alternate work from home or call in sick. Drunkenness, after all, counted as a sickness to the letter of the policy
We called it F*** it Friday.
It would be literally unplayable without this thing
People who refuse to donate change to homeless people on the pretext of "they'll just spend it on alcohol or cigarettes anyways" make me so angry because 1) You don't know anything about what that person will end up doing with that money 2) Even if they DO spend it towards alcohol or cigarettes- SO WHAT? Maybe this person needs it to help them get through the day because they aren't in a position where they can afford to get the help that they need. Or maybe they're using it as a treat, like the millions of other people who smoke and drink for recreational purposes but yet aren't demonized for it because they aren't homeless.
Whatever the reason is, all you actually know from your two second interaction with someone is that this individual is in a bad enough situation where they have to put aside their dignity and ask you for any amount of money you're able to spare. If you don't want to give someone money, then just move along. But don't act like it's because you're this altruistic self righteous saint. Unless you're ready to go out of your way to help re-home them and pay for their rehabilitation services, your one dollar bill doesn't give you the right to gatekeep and make judgements on who does and doesn't deserve your pocket change.
EDIT 1: I also want to point out, that this isn't just something that happens in the U.S. I am also from a country that is yet developing and struggles with a massive percentage of poverty and a straight up lack of infrastructure/health care., and has over 10 times the amount of homelessness the U.S. does and I still see the very same thing being said in reference to why you "shouldn't give money to beggars". Despite very clear housing, poverty, lack of educational issues, varied amounts of social privilages, etc. etc. - people are still quick to blame someone's homelesses on the fact that they and they alone make bad choices. And when it's a child who is asking for spare change, the response is "they're a part of a cartel/begging gang or their parents are somewhere nearby putting them up to this". And while in more cases than not, there probably is a string of organized activity involved- it's still a lot more complex than that. Child beggars are often forced to meet certain quotas for the day and if they do not meet these quotas, they are not fed, given shelter, or even beaten/abused for it. And while the system is complex and obviously needs a lot more advocacy and change to disrupt and destroy the system all... keep reading on reddit ➡
A few years ago I had a customer make the "I'm a bartender" claim while accusing us of shorting the alcohol in the glass of merlot she ordered. It was not the volume she had issue with, but the alcohol content. I tried to explain the obvious, since it is from a bottle...and wine... but she insisted we get her a new glass with more alcohol.
A new glass was brought in hopes it would end her bitching but it was met with the same complaint. "Not enough alcohol!" The bartender was very busy and was not in the mood for dealing with her B.S... He dumped a shot of Grey Goose into a glass of merlot and dropped it off to her, mostly as an f-you. Much to our surprise she was pleased with the vile concoction. As I watched her finish the last drop not 3 minutes later, my hope for mankind reached an all time low.