why people drink alcohol

4 Nov

london 7.22am rain 12.9C wednesday 2015

saw this article in the msn (its a news site connected to my hotmail.com) its a post written in huffington but i think it was written in the huffington quite some time ago because i could not see it in the front page of their website. added. i searched for it in the huffingtonpost website by the author’s name and found it. its taken from the original site ,welcome trust blog,where it was first posted. (you can see how reblogging seems to lose the original post, so most people end up on other sites. i think that is why reblogging is not liked by a lot of original sites, as it does not make people read the original post where it started). on the other hand, if not for the reblogging, i would never find it. quite a catch 22 situation dont you think?

anyway it is someone relating their experience with booze in her younger days when growing up in the late 80s. so the 90s was her time with booze. peak booze came to uk in 2004 it seems.

i realised the 90s was also my experience of the booze, mainly pub, culture in london when i came here to work.

she mentioned that women ordered half pint of beer in pubs, in fact it was expected. i did not know that, i always order half pint, haha. it seems it is not manly to order anything other than a pint for the men. well i did not know, but i think i wont be bothered even if i did and still continue to order half pint. its cheaper but also i dont like drinking beer really, (it was lager during my time)and just order half pint just to hold one in my hand all evening, to just be socialable. its necessary to hold it all the time, because if u leave it on the counter, they will think it is an abandoned drink and take the glass away. so a half pint glass(it was glass instead of plastic then)is easier to hold.

its a great account of how alcohol have progressed with the different generations. now it seems the younger generation are not so much into booze. the article did not say so, but i think the new generation  are more into drugs, like ecstacy etc ,i think. 


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