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Help! Guests have bought booze - nice fizz

(26 Posts)
Chchchchangeabout Fri 15-May-15 19:58:17

I am a known lush. They will definitely notice if I don't down a few glasses. What do I do?

Really don't want anyone to know about the pregnancy as it's such an early stage. If they guess they will say so as not discreet of nature.


Lipsync Fri 15-May-15 20:01:33

Say you're on antibiotics or any drug you can't mix with alcohol. Or just pour a glass and take it with you into the kitchen to check on the food all the time. Can your other half cooperate and swap glasses?


Stubbed Fri 15-May-15 20:02:05

Say you are not feeling well. Act unwell. Don't pretend you are on antibiotics everyone will guess.

Goanddoapoothen Fri 15-May-15 20:02:36

Tell them you are on metronidazole for tooth/kidney infection?! Definitely cannot drink whilst on that stuff. Or empty your glass and refill with schloer type drink?!

Saltedcaramel2014 Fri 15-May-15 20:02:45

Another one for the glasses swapping! We did that lots. And congratulations x

Chchchchangeabout Fri 15-May-15 20:05:41

Thanks for the congrats!

can say I'm ill but don't think they will believe antibiotics. Or that I wouldn't drink a bit anyway, if ill or on antibiotics.

I will look out for chances to make wine 'disappear' but they may be slim as we have a kitchen/diner where we'll all be sitting.

Chchchchangeabout Fri 15-May-15 20:07:18

Thanks gor all the suggestions. Glass swapping may be a possibility... Will have to be v careful if don't want to be caught though.

StirlingParty Fri 15-May-15 20:07:40

I am a lush too, but wouldn't drink on metronidazole- it makes you puke. It's prescribed to keep people off the drink.

I was prescribed it for tooth infection, btw.

iwantgin Fri 15-May-15 20:09:48

Can you keep topping up your champagne with sparkling water or lemonade so it looks like you have a fizzy drink at all times ?

Chchchchangeabout Fri 15-May-15 20:22:25

That's interesting about the magic antibiotic. Will save that one up for the future. Won't get away with it tonight as would look v odd I hadn't said before.

Topping up also a good idea and will look for opportunities. Still tricky when all in same room though.

crazycatlady82 Fri 15-May-15 20:41:15

This old lush went into hiding! Glass swapping sounds good as does the metronidazole - you even need to give it 48hrs to get out of your system once you stop taking it! I gave it 24hrs and was so ill I couldn't go to work the next day confused

RitaCrudgington Fri 15-May-15 20:44:03

Nobody in the history of the world has ever believed a woman aged 25-40 who says she is on metronidazole unless they are actually the GP who prescribed her the antibiotic.

Cupoftchaiagain Fri 15-May-15 20:45:09

If u take pour yourself a glass and visibly drink some of it then no one will ever notice that u aren't keeping up. Unless, that is, someone suggests shots (hanging with the wrong crowd ;) )

Alanna1 Fri 15-May-15 20:45:48

I used sparkling cordial in your situation. Worked a treat.

Cupoftchaiagain Fri 15-May-15 20:47:16

U could alternatively, say u have cystitis and the alcohol is making it worse, nobody wants to hear any more grisly details after that!

BarbieBrightSide Fri 15-May-15 20:56:16

Put your glass to your lips a few times and take the smallest of sips. Take it with you to the kitchen etc.

I survived a week long work conference with no one but my manager knowing by sipping but passing on the refills, and because everyone else was getting drunk and I didn't actually refuse any alcohol no one noticed.

BarbieBrightSide Fri 15-May-15 20:56:46

Oh, and congratulations!

Gumblossom Fri 15-May-15 22:15:20

congratulations chchch! I think the anti-biotic one actually works a treat. I used it myself a week or so ago, when I'd just found out I was pregnant, was on a work junket with a friend/colleague and we had talked about getting on the wine running up to the conference. I told her I'd just been diagnosed the night before with a UTI and was on strong antibiotics. She accepted it easily, and I am also known for my love of bubbles.

Let us know how you get on. smile

Gunpowder Fri 15-May-15 22:17:25

Be seen to sip after a toast or two and then take your glass to the loo and pour away. sad at the waste tho!

Stealthpolarbear Fri 15-May-15 22:20:32

ou don't need to glass swap as such , after a small sip put yours down somewhere and prone dh to drink it after a little while. if he's challenged he just thought it was his

goodnessgraciousgouda Sat 16-May-15 13:20:08

Well if you are a known lush, then just tell them that you have a massive, crippling hangover from the night before when you saw work friend/people they would have no idea about/people who you have completely invented, and you really can't bear drinking tonight.

newbian Sat 16-May-15 13:30:07

I wouldn't buy antibiotics as an excuse for a second. Why would someone who was so sick that they were on antibiotics have me over to their house or go out for drinks?

When I was TTC I either:

- said I was on a low-carb diet so not drinking
- said I'd had a massive night out previously and couldn't handle a drink
- sipped extremely slowly/pretended to sip and had DH cover for me

I had a friend who loves a drink come over and she went for soft drinks only. Knew that meant she was pregnant but didn't make a fuss. And I acted surprised when she announced a month or so later. If they're really your friends, they will probably suspect. Keep the excuses to the minimum.

Snowflake15 Sat 16-May-15 14:54:23

Just bring the glass to your lips but don't drink it, and always be the one topping up everyone so they will assume you're doing yours too - I got through many work do's using this tactic and when I revealed at 20 weeks everyone was shocked, saying 'but you were drinking!?' smile you'd be surprised how little people pay attention

NoArmaniNoPunani Sat 16-May-15 15:17:22

Shloer is a good cover up for bubbly.

Jcee Sat 16-May-15 15:27:29

As someone said upthread....cystitis

I pretended that was my problem and I had to lay off the booze or I'd end up with a kidney infection...kept that up for 4 months and no-one suspected despite me being a bit of a lush!

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