7/26 - NO! I DON'T DRINK!
posting this hate early, as I will be unable to post on the 26th. wish me luck, i need it.
Today's hate goes to a special person at the bar who I just can't stand. This person will stand there miserable without a drink in his/her hand. Often times a friend [can I say friend, I doubt these people really have friends, the only ones I have encountered have been acquaintances] will approach and say, "why don't you have a drink?" Rather than saying "no thank you" or smiling and saying "not right now thanks", this person launches into a monologue about how he/she does not drink. "Oh no! I don't drink! I never have any alcohol! Blah, blah, blah."
Listen buddy, we don't care if you don't want to drink. Honestly it makes no difference to me. In fact, since I live in the suburbs there are often nights that I go out and have nothing more than a soda. I don't try and insist that you have to drink to have a good time. My problem arises out of the fact that these individuals must be so damn sanctimonious (have I ever mentioned that sanctimonious is one of my favorite words? I'm surprised I haven't used it on the site yet. I'll also need to find a way to work defenestrate into a post). There's nothing special about that you're not drinking and there's certainly no reason to try and make others feel bad about drinking.
I have been at a bar with both mormons, muslims, and amish people all of whom never drink. Yet not a single one of them has felt the needed to act superior to me. They're just along for the ride and don't try and make a big deal about not drinking. That's why I have a theory about our self-righteous complainer. He needs attention. He knows by acting like a fool that he will get attention, even if it is negative. This need to be in the limelight is pathetic.
Dude lecturing me on why he doesn't drink: I hate you.