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Old 12-10-2011, 06:09 PM
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Default The infamous OFF button

Wifey says I don't have an off button and have too many cocktails....;?

My guess is I am not the only one...

Tell me about your policies on drinking(even at home when you don't have a lot of driving responsibilities etc).
Old 12-10-2011, 06:12 PM
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Be a responsible adult.
Set by example.
Or something along those lines....



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If your asking about my policies...it is don't puke.
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I guess my deal is more like a speeder. I'm not the guy who consistently goes 20 over.

I am the one on the occasional weekend who goes 50mph over the speed limit once(in the desert, where it doesn't impact anyone).

Still a bad guy?
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If she says so....???

It would be good to hear her side of things.

You know those days that you thought you were just speeding in the desert, but managed to hit the on ramp and didn't remember...

Alcohol kills. It's great when your young and it's fun...but there can come that time that the serious drinker gets a wake up call. It kills our minds, bodies, spirits and can wreck and devastate our families.

And none of this will make you the bad guy.....until you kill someone. Or yourself.

There has to be a reason she brought this up to you...??
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If you are young, you need to decide if she is worth it. She is trying to control you. If you are old, tell her to **** off!!! If you have children, you must be a good role model. Its your job!!
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I get real mellow when I drink alot, so it is a non issue..

Getting stupid drunk was something I did back 20+ years ago in college..


I hope NO ONE DRINKS AND DRIVES
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Got it.

So I guess my question is...

You guys are drinking a few burbons(etc) at the dock, you get home and have a few more.... are you going to sleep intoxicated or just buzzed?
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The older I get the less I drink. I have found myself to be more of a "cocktail hour drinker" like from 6 to 8pm in social settings having said that I do not often go to bars and drink. I tend to drink and socialize with friends in our marina and we all live close to the marina in the hood and have families and other responsibilities so we don't often drink alot. If I go to a party and not behind the wheel I still feel myself usually getting tired around 10:30 and and want to go to sleep. I also drink water in between drinks to moderate otherwise I would probably fall alseep by 9pm
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Policy? My policy is: I don't drink. But that's because I don't drink normally. I don't think normal drinkers have policies. They don't need a policy on alcohol, they could take it or leave it. I've never been like that so I don't drink anymore. Happier now too.

Why do you think she brought this up?
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I get real mellow when I drink alot, so it is a non issue..

Getting stupid drunk was something I did back 20+ years ago in college..


I hope NO ONE DRINKS AND DRIVES
I learned my lesson the hardway in '85 fell out of the back of a friends truck in Panama city extremely drunk landed on my head then got ran over by another friend. Spent 4 weeks in the hospital 3 of them in ICU.
I definately learned alot that year
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She didnt bring up today or even recently. Its just a thing I have been wondering about.

For example: I have my MBA and work probably 60 hrs a week, so there is really no opportunity to get slammed.

My deal is that every now and then we have a get-together and shit gets wild from the drinking perspective. I get the full pep talk and I was wondering if its something all of you gents go through or whether I have a real problem on my hands....

maybe its me, but i figured if I am the culprit I would be a problem every single weekend instead of once in a blue moon...
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Is she saying that once you start you dont stop?? If so I was in that same boat a while back 2-3 drinks quickly became 7-8 and I didnt want the party to stop. I actually began to see it myself and took a break in July that I am still on. My motto is as long as what you do doesnt affect your loved ones negatively then your ok. The moment it does it is your duty to change something.
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Originally Posted by r.waddill View Post
I learned my lesson the hardway in '85 fell out of the back of a friends truck in Panama city extremely drunk landed on my head then got ran over by another friend. Spent 4 weeks in the hospital 3 of them in ICU.
I definately learned alot that year
AHHHHH the things we do when we are young, dumb and invincible!!!

Glad you made it out, no worse for it..
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"The moment it does it is your duty to change something."


nuff said chief
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Policy? My policy is: I don't drink. But that's because I don't drink normally. I don't think normal drinkers have policies. They don't need a policy on alcohol, they could take it or leave it. I've never been like that so I don't drink anymore. Happier now too.

Why do you think she brought this up?
Me too. If it is messing up the home life, choose your priority.
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I don't know you, but it sounds like you aren't good at drinking.

Maybe you turn into a real a-hole? It happens.
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Tell her the off button is a bj. You win.
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If your drinking becomes questionable, then maybe you should question your drinking.




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If you trying to control it......you're already out of control.

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