if u dont drink alcohol…

22 Jul

london 3.51pm wednesday 2015 22.5C cloudy

i dont cultivate a alcohol habit. but i think i might pretend to after what happened just now.

you see, i got an email saying they want people to do a survey by john lewis, and you will be entered for a £100 voucher in a draw. well, i dont mind winning a £100, so i clicked to enter the survey. unfortunately i was too honest and ticked that part where they ask how often i drink. i ticked seldom. and that go me kicked out, saying i am not eligible.

oh dear, we non drinkers really get left out of a lot of things. which makes me believe that is why there are so many alcoholics.

 right from the start, society seems to favour the drinker. in the recent past it also favours the smoker, but that is now completely about -turned and the smoker is now a pariah. but drinking is still rather encouraged.

we get so many articles about wines, and how to drink it, and also reviews of wines with all their flowery phrases, always likening them to fruits, which makes me wonder why not just eat the fruit instead of fermenting it and drinking the fermented products if you then end up comparing the fermented product to fruit flavours.

i was wandering around in my supermarket the other day and saw the wine section, and all the prices ranging down the aisle, £5, £6, £8, for a bottle and i was thinking i am glad i dont drink, all that money spent on drinking these small bottles of alcohol flavoured drinks. they keep telling me it tastes wonderful, but i know they dont. i have tasted them before and no amount of propaganda will convince me they taste that good. haha. so anytime i feel i am losing out when i hear or read someone praising the wine, or luxuriating in it, i can say, pull the other leg, because i cannot deny my own experience of it…

if i  did not know better, and be firmly confident of what i can see and taste with my own mouth,  i would be envious and feel i am losing out, but i have seen through the scam. it is a very successful scam by the wine manufacturers to get people to drink their products. all they have to do is to design a great looking label and concoct a fantastic sounding name and then start their propaganda.

its amazing how this fear of missing out can make people behave in a way that is opposite to what they can know from their own experience. they can be made to deny their own experience , to doubt what their tastes buds tell them, and to like something that tastes horrid. 

6 Responses to “if u dont drink alcohol…”

  1. Kevin Loewe Wednesday July 22, 2015 at 4:40 pm #

    Can I say I am a non-drinker too? I only drink 1 or 2 time per year. I don’t know why, I just want it.

    • alifesgayventure Wednesday July 22, 2015 at 4:47 pm #

      oh, nice to meet another non drinker. those times when u drink, when would that be? is it some special occasion? it just goes to show how much brain washed we are , that alcohol is for special occasions otherwise the celebration is not complete.

      • Kevin Loewe Wednesday July 22, 2015 at 4:53 pm #

        Sometimes when I was not in a good mood, I just want a drink. BTW, I am a non-smoker too.

      • alifesgayventure Wednesday July 22, 2015 at 5:47 pm #

        what do the chinese drink? i hear it is whisky and scotch, is that so?

      • alifesgayventure Wednesday July 22, 2015 at 5:49 pm #

        oh, google says it is baijiu. haha.

      • Kevin Loewe Thursday July 23, 2015 at 2:26 am #

        Yes it is Baijiu, a kind of white alcohol, very strong. I don’t like it. So I just drink some beer when I want.

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