Cheers! Goodbye 2017. You have so much work to do, 2018! A lot of great things happened last year, a few not-so-great, but overall, amazing.
With all the parties that happened during the holiday season, I think it’s safe to assume that wine was a regular part of the menu.
Every time I attend a party that serves alcohol, my mind keeps going back to this quote from W.C. Fields, “I cook with wine, sometimes I even add food to it.”
I wonder why that is. I wonder why people think getting wasted on wine is acceptable. I mean, let me get this straight. It’s ok to get drunk with wine, it’s part of the social culture.
But if you get intoxicated with “other” alcoholic drinks, you’re a drunkard.
I just can’t imagine a drunk person trying to stay social, trying to maintain composed, upright enough not to spill what they’re holding because they don’t know how to get wine out of clothes, or the carpet for that matter.
And this is acceptable because it is only a social party.
Here’s something to think about. If you plan to drink and you have a car, the highest allowable measurement is 0.12% of BAC (blood alcohol concentration) for you to drive.
If you don’t have a personal breathalyzer (you probably should have one if this is a common occurrence), then some symptoms would be a red or flushed face, some flawed decision-making, but you necessarily won’t show any signs of physical impairment.
What About the Kids
Now this would be much worse for those under 18. According to the law, you have to be of legal age to purchase (and therefore to drink) alcoholic beverage.
The age limit varies from area to area but the point is you are not allowed to have any significant amount of liquor in your body if you are below that.
They’re not mature enough to drive and yet they’re already looking for techniques how to get wine out of clothes so they’re not caught by the parents, or worse, the law officers.
It all starts with us, though. We should all be adult enough (pardon the pun) to take care of the next generation. We should learn to moderate how they view alcohol and who they hang out with.
I’m not saying that you should micromanage everything they do, watch, go with, or send sms to. I’m just saying you need to check what they’re doing every now and then.
“So are you telling me how to enjoy a party? You must be crazy!”
Absolutely not. And maybe I am.
You can throw your own party the way you want. You can get wasted when you want to. Doesn’t matter if you don’t know how to get the %$*# wine out of clothes, both yours and the others that you puked on.
I’m just suggesting to watch how much alcohol you consume and put into your body. Maybe health reasons, for starters.
And if you ever need people who know how to get wine out of clothes, I’m pretty sure you can google them and they’re close by, ready to offer their services.
Let me end by saying — I hope that the year 2018 is your best one yet. May you enjoy every minute and every second of it, wine or no wine.