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to think drinkers are discriminated against compared to smokers

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Jusfloatingby Sat 20-Oct-12 13:37:08

I asked my boss yesterday if I could nip down to the carpark to have a quick glass of wine. He said no sad

The other morning I was hosting a sewing circle in my own house. I casually waved a bottle of bacardi in the air and asked "does anyone mind if I drink"? Well, the looks...... So I had to go out into the garden and drink it behind a bush.

Last week someone gave out to me for standing at the bus stop, minding my own business and drinking a bottle of chardonnay while I waited for the bus to arrive.

These are just a few examples of the total discrimination I come across every week against people who just want to be able to have a drink without sanctimonious people making them feel bad.

AIBU to think this is wrong and unfair?

Alisvolatpropiis Sat 20-Oct-12 13:39:41

YABU - drinking in the middle of a working day smacks of alcoholism.

DameFannyGallopsAtaGhost Sat 20-Oct-12 13:40:54


Latara Sat 20-Oct-12 13:41:12

I mean if you are a smoker you get to nip outside for a break at work; but people don't like it if you go out at the same time & down a can of Special Brew.
Just can't think why that is a problem?

Best stick to the brew & avoid both smoking & alcohol.
I'm sure that brew drinkers don't face discrimination in quite that way luckily.

EdsRedeemingQualities Sat 20-Oct-12 13:43:18

What a very odd thread.

Titsalinabumsquash Sat 20-Oct-12 13:43:57

Hmm have you attempted trying to justify your drinking with the classic lines,

"But I'm a considerate drinker! I'd never drink all over people and I go in the garden to do it when the DCs are asleep!" <snort>

Lol, made me chuckle this morning, thanks OP grin

InSPsFanjoNoOneHearsYouScream Sat 20-Oct-12 13:44:40

I have regular wine breaks and no one bats an eye lid if I have a few shots of tequila at the bus stop. But if I light up a cig everyone kicks off. It's a smokerist world so YABVVVVU

Titsalinabumsquash Sat 20-Oct-12 13:45:07

Oh also try ...

"I pay my taxes it's my right to drink if I want, I enjoy drinking! I'm an adult!" If all else fails do the .. "Fuck you all, I don't give a shit what you think." wink

Nancy66 Sat 20-Oct-12 13:47:20

..and don't even mention doing it in the car.

I put the window down so the fumes go out - but still not good enough for some people.

Jusfloatingby Sat 20-Oct-12 13:48:17

Lucky you InSP

One of the mums at school invited a few of us back for coffee and cake the other morning. After about an hour I took a can of budweiser out of my bag and said 'I'm just popping out to the garden for a drink".

They looked horrified. Sanctimonious cows.

EdsRedeemingQualities Sat 20-Oct-12 13:50:32

oh it's a joke

JeezyOrangePips Sat 20-Oct-12 13:51:01

YANBU. At my workplace, smokers could nip out for a fag, but there was a clause in the contract that I couldn't be over the limit.

Smokers, however, could smoke as much as they wanted.

Drink fascists, that's what they are!

GeraldineAubergine Sat 20-Oct-12 13:55:48

I was assisting in surgery the other day when I stepped out of theatre for a slippery nipple and as I had ten minutes left of my break I quickly downed a pint of stout too. Imagine my surprise when I was asked to leave and escorted out by security whilst all the smokers puffed away without reprimand!

InSPsFanjoNoOneHearsYouScream Sat 20-Oct-12 13:56:20

Did you.not offer them one? I'd be pretty unhappy if you didn't offer me and just left the social group to drink! If I go for a drink I always see if anyone else wants to join me.

Some people drink Budweiser some drink Carling. Drinkers are fussy, smokers aren't grin

SheppySheepdog Sat 20-Oct-12 13:57:07

I've recently cut down to ten a day, pretty proud of myself. grin

InSPsFanjoNoOneHearsYouScream Sat 20-Oct-12 13:58:22

Gerald did you drink in the drinking zone though? There are signs every where

GeraldineAubergine Sat 20-Oct-12 14:16:57

That's perhaps where I went wrong. Tbh when I threw the empty glasses in the pavement and then ground them with my foot it really hurt so maybe this a sign I should cut down.

InSPsFanjoNoOneHearsYouScream Sat 20-Oct-12 14:19:36

I think you do need to cut down. Maybe next time don't have the stout

Jusfloatingby Sat 20-Oct-12 14:55:27

There was a fire drill in work last week. A few of us took advantage of it to nip down the lane and swig a couple of crafty cans. Guess what? We all received a verbal warning angry. Nobody said a word to the smokers who had nipped down the other end of the lane for a ciggie.

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