I don't drink at all. I simply don't. I just don't like alcohol.
My friends gaze at me, confusion written all over their faces.
What's wrong with being an abstinent? They treat me as some kind of a nerd. Three years ago, I went to the club with one of my student pal. As soon as we'd found ourselves underground, she grabbed my hand, dragged me towards the bar and ordered two bottles of beer without even asking me, if I wanted one. It was her understanding, that we came there to have some booze. She suddenly turned to me, looked me right in the eyes, handed me the bottle and exclaimed: "Go on, give it a shot! You have to get tipsy!" I sent her a puzzled gaze. "Yeah, that's right, I want to see you drunk! You want to get real fun started or not?"
Please. What is going on with these people. They want to have a drink or two, go ahead. They want to get drunk, go ahead. They're mature people, they can do whatever they want. But how about they showed some more tolerance?! Why do people seem to have such big problems with accepting the fact that someone may simply NOT enjoy drinking? I refuse to have a drink, they already take it as an insult. I have my reasons to avoid booze (No, no health problems, not at all, I've just seen what terrible things alcohol may do to people, I've experienced all sorts of unpleasant stuffs, I remember the guy who almost threw up on my blouse during a wedding party, he was so tanked..). Long story short, abstinent people are still being discriminated in my country, and it's not only a problem in students' world. I am just tired of the same story repeating itself over and over again (weddings, parties, private parties) _> "No thank you, I am fine".. "NO THANK YOU, a glass of juice will do".. "Yes, I AM being honest, no, I am not joking, will you please put this bottle away, no, don't pour.. I say don't ...leave my glass alone.. don't! .. oh, damn!!!">.<
. Trust me, it's getting really annoying in a long run.