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To Drink A Bottle of Wine on a Schoolnight?

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juicyfruitqueen Mon 13-Jun-11 23:10:36

Like the title say, AIBU to drink a whole bottle of wine on a school night?

Its been a long day, opened a bottle of red, just to have a glass, watch some tv, and suddenly, the bottle is empty shock


Bohica Mon 13-Jun-11 23:11:56

Me to & I have work tomorrow. Easily done when the day is stressfull & all I want is a little me time!

Northernlurker Mon 13-Jun-11 23:13:11

Err sorry to be dull but that is quite a few units. Do you do that often?

juicyfruitqueen Mon 13-Jun-11 23:13:44

I'm feeling a wee bit dodgey, worried that I'll be winey wiffy in the morning!

Pancakeflipper Mon 13-Jun-11 23:13:51

I have been in the wine bar this evening with colleagues.. Oh dearie me. But it was fun. Thankfully DP is sorting the children tomorrow. I just have to haul myself in for that very early meeting and look refreshed...

juicyfruitqueen Mon 13-Jun-11 23:18:24

Way to many units, I agree northernlurker

I know its been done before, but is it the slippery slope ( i have a boring dh who certainly thinks so, and no friend about who would admit this type of behaviour!!!)

MrsRhettButler Mon 13-Jun-11 23:22:17

Easily done.... In fact if i wasnt pg i could quite possibly have done that too tonight <not at all jealous>

atswimtwolengths Mon 13-Jun-11 23:24:55

How many units do you have in a week, OP? Be honest!

juicyfruitqueen Mon 13-Jun-11 23:37:34

I have about a half bottle on a saturday night.

Occasionnally (about once a month) a bottle on a girly night out.

Got a present from a client of a bottle of wine today.

Northernlurker Tue 14-Jun-11 08:06:50

Half a bottle is what? About 4 or 5 units? The recommendation for women is 14 but you aren't supposed to drink them all at once or in groups bigger than about 3 at a time so tbh it does sound like you could be described as a binge drinker and that is potentially a risk to your health. Just keep an eye on that. <<end of deeply boring lecture>>

Snorbs Tue 14-Jun-11 08:11:21

I wouldn't worry about it. I am, if anything, slightly over-sensitive about signs of excessive drinking but your drinking habits don't sound of concern to me. You'll just feel like crap this morning grin

GiddyPickle Tue 14-Jun-11 08:12:35

Wow - I'm surprised at those that say it's easily done (not a in judgey - "you drink too much" kind of way but in a "if I drank that I'd be unconscious" kind of way).

On a judgey note, you probably already know it is really bad for you to drink 10 units all in one go like that (I think it's healthy to have upto 14 a week in total and even then not more than a few units at a time) and there's the possibility that you will be over the limit when you drive tomorrow depending on what time you finished drinking, what time you get up and how big you are.
Also it is a bit of a slippery slope to equate drinking a whole bottle of wine at home on a week night with combating stress. I guess if you're not driving early and if it's a one-off it's O.K but if this was a weekly event then it's not great.

I guess you know all that though. And even though it's bad for you and risks drink driving and is not recommended, I think it's not uncommon.

leftblank Tue 14-Jun-11 08:18:10

Ah FFS one bottle as a one off is fine. Don't worry OP you are allowed to live a little. Hope your head is ok today.

ooohyouareawfulbutilikeyou Tue 14-Jun-11 09:36:49

depends if you are driving next morning

mdowdall Tue 14-Jun-11 14:46:53

OP - you are an ALCOHOLIC - you need to ring al-anon at once blah fucking blah

ohnelly Tue 14-Jun-11 14:51:09

YANBU as long it's not every night!

justonemorethen Tue 14-Jun-11 14:56:52

YANBU. Thats 4 glasses. Easily done.

Jaspants Tue 14-Jun-11 14:59:06

YWNBU so long as you were not driving this morning

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