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Why does someone like me who doesn't like the taste of alcohol considered strange?

Last reply: 25th Mar 2016 / 14 replies / Post by Pat

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Jen

Posted by: Jen
Posted: 15th Feb 2012

Jen says: Unfortunately is is a sad inditement on our culture that proports to admire and accept differences but in actual fact likes the individual to conform. I find it very disappointing to see that Adults cannot attend a social function without drinking. I am a social drinker but consider social events that are child focused not the place to set an example to our children, particularly at events like sporting presentations that are usually through the day, just cannot understand the need to open a bottle of wine/beer and sit around drinking instead of interacting with the children. Reply

Pat

Posted by: Pat
Posted: 18th Feb 2012

Jen says: Unfortunately is is a sad inditement on our culture that proports to admire and accept differences but in actual fact likes the individual to conform. I find it very disappointing to see that...

Pat says: I absolutely agree with you. I have no problem with people who like a drink occcasionally but it doesn't mix with child focused functions. Why do people take kids to pubs and clubs for a meal? Reply

Pat

Posted by: Pat
Posted: 12th Jul 2012

Jen says: Unfortunately is is a sad inditement on our culture that proports to admire and accept differences but in actual fact likes the individual to conform. I find it very disappointing to see that...

Pat says: I don't know whether you live on the beautiful Northern Beaches of Sydney Jen - but in last week's 'Manly Daily' - there was a picture of two 'Mums' going to a children's function - both carrying a case of 'grog' each (as we call it here.)

How sad is that?

Are you a proud Aussie too? Reply

Chevy

Posted by: Chevy
Posted: 17th Feb 2012

Chevy says: Were kiwis were ment to be drinkers its part of our culture, but i never used to be a drinker either i liked alcohol but had sharp chest pains when i drank. This is not the case anymore i just got over it, you dont have to drink or tolerate people saying your weird. My father has lemon lime and bitters when hes out at an event where people are drinking and hes quite happy doing it, you should to :)
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Pat

Posted by: Pat
Posted: 18th Feb 2012

Chevy says: Were kiwis were ment to be drinkers its part of our culture, but i never used to be a drinker either i liked alcohol but had sharp chest pains when i drank. This is not the case anymore i just got...

Pat says: I do and also order non-alcoholic drinks - or water - but some people still find it strange. Reply

Pat

Posted by: Pat
Posted: 12th Jul 2012

Chevy says: Were kiwis were ment to be drinkers its part of our culture, but i never used to be a drinker either i liked alcohol but had sharp chest pains when i drank. This is not the case anymore i just got...

Pat says: I thought Kiwis could spell Chevy! (Just joking!) I'm just as happy to have water straight out of the tap - which I love. I don't have to pretend to be 'drinking'! Reply

Hilary

Posted by: Hilary
Posted: 12th Jul 2012

Hilary says: Drink what you want . If people think it's weird that's their problem. They probably couldn't give a decent reason for thinking that. I think it would be cheaper to buy non alcoholic drinks. Reply

Pat

Posted by: Pat
Posted: 12th Jul 2012

Hilary says: Drink what you want . If people think it's weird that's their problem. They probably couldn't give a decent reason for thinking that. I think it would be cheaper to buy non alcoholic drinks.

Pat says: Why bother - when I really prefer water??? Reply

annie

Posted by: annie
Posted: 19th Jul 2012

annie says: It doesnt matter whether you like drinking alcohol or not but you are looked upon as funny.Society these days expect people to drink,be loud and get drunk and be anti social and cause problems when they are out. Reply

Pat

Posted by: Pat
Posted: 19th Jul 2012

annie says: It doesnt matter whether you like drinking alcohol or not but you are looked upon as funny.Society these days expect people to drink,be loud and get drunk and be anti social and cause problems when...

Pat says: As a very proud Aussie - I'm ashamed to say that a large portion of us seem to think it's the 'norm' to go to the clubs/pubs etc - after all - what else is there to do????????

We - on the 'Northern Beaches' of Sydney - have the dubious reputation of having the record for 'Drink Driving'! Great!!!! Something to be really proud of? Yea - right! Reply

ozziedigger

Posted by: ozziedigger
Posted: 28th Sep 2012

ozziedigger says: whoever indicates you are strange,for not drinking alcohol,is under some kind of peer pressure.I would bet money that their real thoughts of you is respect for your stand
It used to be the Aussie way,but not anymore.Health and happiness is much better than a hangover. Reply

neen1010

Posted by: neen1010
Posted: 24th Oct 2012

neen1010 says: I agree with you totally Goldie. I can't stand the taste of alcohol either. My husband is proud of me but others don't understand it. Reply

Alpaca

Posted by: Alpaca
Posted: 8th Jan 2013

Alpaca says: It makes me cross when people act shocked that I don't drink alcohol. I have as much right to not drink it as they do to drink it. I especially like watching the reaction when I win a raffle prize and it is alcohol and I say thanks but please redraw it as I won't use it. They get offended if it is a "big name" brand. Reply

elljay

Posted by: elljay
Posted: 25th Mar 2016

elljay says: Maybe because alcohol makes the world go around. Its a part of everyday life and special occasions. Being a non drinker makes you appear suspicious as someone to avoid and non drinkers cant handle knowing someone that doesn't drink because for the drinker its such a big part of their life. Reply

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