To have expected wine?
Happyhippychick · 08/05/2011 18:44
Have just been to a Christening party where tea, coffee, soft drinks and beer were served but not wine.
AIBU to have expected an alcoholic drink for the 'ladies' (I know women can drink beer, but I don't really like the taste and I don't really want a debate about who drinks what etc and in fact only men were drinking the beer) or for it to have been a completely non-alcoholic do?
I would have been happy to bring my own if cost was an issue but wasn't asked to. Plus towards the end some members of the mothers family were given glasses of wine but we were not offered any.... BTW I am not the big alky this thread makes me sound like (hmm actually maybe I am!!)
Strumpypumpy · 08/05/2011 18:55
As an aside to this I always bring wine for the host me, but wouldn't expect to for a christening, unless in someones home I guess. So if it was at a venue yanbu.
But the last christening I went to I was 12. So no wine then. My friends must all be heathens!
Happyhippychick · 08/05/2011 19:06
I would happily have taken my own, but in our circle it isn't expected for an event like this (my ds was christened recently and we spent over £150 on alcohol) that isn't really my point. When did it become the norm for the women to sit around drinking tea and the men to have beer? It's not the 1950s (or France) you know!
squeakytoy · 08/05/2011 19:08
Plus towards the end some members of the mothers family were given glasses of wine but we were not offered any
Did you actually ask if there was any wine? They could have just forgotten to put it out if nobody had asked them I suppose.
Its a bit thoughtless to just have beer, I agree.
darleneoconnor · 08/05/2011 19:13
They served beer but not wine? How odd.
Was the person putting it on a beer drinker? Did they just not realise that other people dont like it?
TBH it does sound a bit sexist to offer a 'man's' alcoholic drink and for the only 'women's' drink available to be non-alcoholic. (I know lots of women drink beer btw)
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