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I really couldn’t. Though I wouldn’t just ‘drop them’ because I wouldn’t start dating someone who didn’t understand where I’m at in the first place. I love a lot of people who drink, that doesn’t mean I want to be in a relationship with them. It’s not really something I can deal with and at 27 years old, that’s never been an issue. I’ve dated people who have given up drinking while they were with me (meaning they wouldn’t drink if I were around not that they gave it up overall) and I’ve dated people who just aren’t drinkers either way. It’s not a fair expectation to expect someone to give up drinking for me and I would never ever ask anyone to. Like I said, it’s not that I think others shouldn’t drink just to please me, just that I personally can’t be around it. I have too many bad experiences with it. So if you want to drink, more power to you, but I can’t date you. Same if you’re a smoker. Or do drugs. Not because I have issues with smoking, but it’s gross and I don’t want to date a smoker. I’m not into someone who is into drugs. Can you see where I’m coming from?
Nope, I don’t drink. It’s a personal thing, I don’t think everyone should abstain just because I hate it. I am just not interested in drinking nor could I be in a relationship with anyone who drinks. I just can’t do it.
I could go on for days about this one and all the little reasons why I hate it so much. But basically I don’t like how it changes people into something they’re not otherwise.
- Clementine von Radics
getoffmyblog said:you can do it! it sounds like you know how awkward it will be if you refuse, with potential negative consequences at work even, is that really worth it? who knows, maybe you’ll hear or witness something that’ll make for good blackmail.
Yeah, I’m not going. I honestly can not go despite what the consequences will be. I know a lot of people don’t understand why I can’t just suck it up and be uncomfortable for a couple of hours, but I can’t explain it to someone who doesn’t understand. I would rather swerve off the road and get into an accident so I have a valid excuse for being absent than go. Don’t worry, I’m not going to do that. But that is a more viable option for me than actually attending. I’m not a dramatic person or a crier or anything, but this is the one thing that gets me. The level of panic I experience isn’t something I can overcome. I would be a hysterical mess. I’m not going. How can they make a party mandatory anyway? I don’t care though, I’m not trying to talk myself into it, I’m just venting about the entire experience. Not going.
Social anxiety rant…
- Stephen Fry
Two girls at work today have gotten flowers delivered and I’m not saying I’m jealous I’m just saying where the hell are my flowers?
- Barbara Ehrenreich
- The Curious Case of Benjamin Button