why do people drink?

Discussion in 'Esther's Follies' started by FirstTimeLurker, Dec 5, 2007.

  1. RyanUTAustin

    RyanUTAustin 1,000+ Posts

    Because my parents are alcholics and I have always wanted to follow in their footsteps.
  2. vy til i die

    vy til i die 100+ Posts

    "When men drink, then they are rich and successful and win lawsuits and are happy and help their friends. Quickly, bring me a beaker of wine, so that I may wet my mind and say something clever." -- Aristophanes
  3. mez2

    mez2 100+ Posts

    it makes me dance better [​IMG]
  4. MilkmanDan

    MilkmanDan 1,000+ Posts

    There are those who look at things the way they are, and ask why... I dream of things that never were, and ask why the waitress isn't keeping my glass full.
  5. Gorgeous Hopkins

    Gorgeous Hopkins < 25 Posts

  6. JimBeam

    JimBeam 25+ Posts

    Because I like to.

    And I love grilling while drinking a cold one.
  7. kangsta

    kangsta 500+ Posts

  8. bozo_casanova

    bozo_casanova 2,500+ Posts

  9. Spankytoes

    Spankytoes 100+ Posts

    My life is a very complicated drinking game.
  10. Phil Hellmuth

    Phil Hellmuth 100+ Posts

    Because if I didn't I would have never tasted this:

  11. Sec39Row7

    Sec39Row7 < 25 Posts

    I drink to try and forget her...
  12. poundsand

    poundsand < 25 Posts

    Frank Sinatra, "Dean, why do you drink so much?"
    Dean Martin "I drink to forget."
    Frank, "to forget what?"
    Dean, "I don't know, I forgot that a long time ago."
  13. next2naus

    next2naus 500+ Posts

    I Like Drinking to forget your name

    And I smoke reefer a'do much the same

    Between me and you - there's ain't nothing I wouldn't do

    to untangle these ties with you

    How much sweet life source have you took

    I keep thinking I'd rather not look

    Our love's like a fern thats been dried up and burned

    It's absurd - but I keep coming back.

    Oh believe me bruther

    I bleeve I'd ruther

    dig a hole and crawl in the ground

    Between you and I I think I'd ruther die

    So I'll just stay drunk all the time

    I've been over and over this girl

    But you like the rattle snakes curl

    You coil to strike me again

    In my wide world of sin

    lights out I think its the end

    have mercy on me Jesus Christ
  14. FirstTimeLurker

    FirstTimeLurker 100+ Posts

    I have not seen any convincing arguments
  15. DLev

    DLev 250+ Posts

    To alcohol! The cause of, and solution to all of life's problems.
  16. Beamwalker

    Beamwalker 250+ Posts

    No one is trying to convince you man, If you don't like awesome, don't drink. I like awesome, so I'm going to go have a couple beers at dollar beer/quarter wing night at the wet spot.
  17. LonghornLayla

    LonghornLayla 25+ Posts

    I have wondered the same. I do realize it makes parties/ballparks/whatever more fun (drunk people are some of the best entertainers) but I never really enjoyed the taste of any alcohol. And really, people who like to drink will mostly drink anything if it's free so I don't know if I'm buying the argument of great taste. With that said, I do drink because it's social. I still always end up being the sober one at the end of the party. BTW I hate all you drunk drivers.
  18. FirstTimeLurker

    FirstTimeLurker 100+ Posts

    ^ yes, there is a lot of p(b)eer pressure at social events to just hold something in your hand and to do something besides just standing around with no purpose in life.
  19. Sii

    Sii 1,000+ Posts

  20. FirstTimeLurker

    FirstTimeLurker 100+ Posts

    you must prove the affirmative.
  21. Fried JJ Pickles

    Fried JJ Pickles 1,000+ Posts

  22. MilkmanDan

    MilkmanDan 1,000+ Posts

  23. WhoseHouse

    WhoseHouse 250+ Posts

    Drinking can make you feel good, comfortable, and confident. Drinking can make annoying **** like family gatherings more tolerable. Drinking can ease tension in an awkward situation.
    Also, wine tastes very good. Great wine with great food and great friends or family is one of the best experiences ever.
    I do not see how these are not convincing arguments. Just because you hate fun?
  24. FirstTimeLurker

    FirstTimeLurker 100+ Posts

    mmd, got milk? but seriously, sounds like you guys need something to get over your insecurities, anxieties and boredoms. Can't you think of something better to do with your time and especially your $?
  25. Sneezy

    Sneezy 25+ Posts

  26. bobtheking

    bobtheking 100+ Posts

    Why would I want to do that? I have more fun when I drink. Why would I want to stop that?
  27. BigOrange

    BigOrange 100+ Posts

  28. FirstTimeLurker

    FirstTimeLurker 100+ Posts

    don't get so defensive (except when driviing). You can have fun with people just chatting or watching a game, drinks are not an absolute must. Soda will do just fine. Why not go for a healthy alternative also?
  29. mantaray

    mantaray 25+ Posts

  30. Lonestarman

    Lonestarman 100+ Posts


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