It’s really annoying to me that each and every time Master offers me a drink, or I ask Master if I can have a drink, how many people then scold me on my drinking.
“Oh, drinking isn’t lady like!”
“Drinking is juvenile!”
“Drinking means you have low self-esteem.”
“You should never need a drink to relax.”
Blah, blah, blah. On, and on. I have no idea what makes so many people get up on their high horses about someone or something that doesn’t affect them at all. For starters: I don’t give a fuck if drinking is lady like. Master enjoys me a lot when I drink. I enjoy the feeling of being a bit tipsy. I’ve also never let myself get to a point where I was so drunk I got physically sick. I’m not saying that can’t happen to even the best of us, but I do pay close attention to my body, and it’s never happened to me yet. Further, I drink so infrequently. Honestly, I go months without a drink, and then I’ll go a week and have maybe three or four drinks. I don’t drink several drinks in a row, I space everything out with plenty of water, and I don’t get drunk in public.
Do I get silly when I drink? Sure. Hell, sometimes I even wear knee pads when I’m home and drinking lots so I don’t wake up with rug burns. Bear in mind, that for me, drinking two or three drinks (generally for a party) is what I consider drinking “lots”.
I know that many people have had their lives touched in a bad way by drunk drivers, or violent drunks, or even have all sorts of other bad alcohol stories. There is a smart and responsible way to enjoy alcohol though, and a couple of drinks now and then never hurt anyone. We’ve been in car accidents before and I’ve come home and had a cocktail. Oh, no! I used alcohol to “relax”! One of the most dreaded ways to “drink”. Fuck you. I don’t need alcohol every day or every week. Alcohol is a drug, and I get that, but not everyone behaves poorly or can’t control their actions when they drink.
I will say that I have never, ever gotten into a car even the least little bit tipsy, and attempted to drive anywhere. One of us is always the designated driver, and as Master is pre-diabetic, he doesn’t drink, so it’s usually him. If you get into a car and drive when you’re even slightly buzzed, then I have no respect for you. You wait until you’re feeling sober enough to drive, or you take a taxi. PLAN to take a taxi, even, or just stay home or at a friend’s house. Short of causing severe problems (can’t stop drinking, drinking is taking over your life, you use it to cope with everything, you find yourself addicted) I honestly can’t find the problem with a grown adult enjoying liquor responsibly.
What my anger boils down to is this: if you’re not being harmed by my drinking alcohol, if I’m not driving drunk (I would NEVER), if you don’t live anywhere near me, and likely will never even see me drunk:
FUCK OFF, and save your speeches for someone who gives a fuck. ‘Cause that person isn’t me.