June 7, 2011
Prime Example of Why I Don't Drink
I spent this last Saturday with some friends from school, and some of their friends. I was told that they would be drinking, and asked if I was ok with that. I was. I assumed that they would have a couple of drinks with our pot luck dinner and then we would go off to the parade in downtown. Well my classmates had a couple drinks, and then one left to go somewhere else. The other stayed with the group. Her friend however drank, and drank, and then drank some more. She even put some drink in a thermos and took it to the parade.
I was stuck the entire night making sure she was safe, and didn't get lost. She clung to me the whole time because she could not walk straight. She would ramble on about stories, being wildly inappropriate and loud. I was excited and relived when another classmate of mine showed up. I thought finally re-enforcement had arrived to help me deal with the drunk I was dealing with. NOPE. He was high as a kite. I cried inside.
I was then stuck with dealing with a drunk, and a pot high friend, downtown, with loud sounds, lights and crowds of families. I did not enjoy the parade as you might imagine. The crew finally decided to leave the parade early and go back to the high friends house so they could drink some more, and use a vaporizer to get high. I went only for safety. I ended up walking one of the girls to her bus stop around midnight to make sure she could make it safely, and then myself went home late on the bus.
I thought the whole time, that this was a prime example of why I don't drink, and why I want a partner who doesn't drink either. I want to have conversations with a person, not with the alcohol. I don't want to baby sit a drunk out in public. Who thinks that is fun?