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Poll: Do You Drink at Dinner If No One Else Is Drinking?

Do You Order Alcohol at Dinner If No One Else Is Drinking?

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Pissant Pissant 7 years
Most definitely! If it offends someone @ the table, then you're sitting at the wrong one!
tlsgirl tlsgirl 7 years
Heck yeah I would still have a drink. It's my dinner, and I like a glass of wine with it.
TidalWave TidalWave 7 years
I don't order drinks with dinner period. It's an easy way for your check to go from $ to $$$.
ahles ahles 7 years
I won't drink with recovered alcoholics, and will try to avoid ordering alcohol with active alcoholics. I also won't drink if I'm driving, as at my weight 1 drink is enough to be over the legal limit. Otherwise, if I want a glass of wine I'll order a glass of wine regardless of the rest of the table.
Pampire Pampire 7 years
I would definitely have a drink if I wanted one whether I was the only one drinking or not. Why would anyone care what I was drinking? It's not like I would be drunk with one glass of wine or two.
betty-kraker betty-kraker 7 years
i would get a drink even if i was the only one at the table drinking i have dont it quite often
chiefdishwasher chiefdishwasher 7 years
Lips that touch liquor will never touch mine..............gotcha....
AmberHoney AmberHoney 7 years
If I wanna a "drink", I'll have a drink; but I also have manners and will accommodate when I'm out with others. It's just common courtesy, an almost lost art in today's society
AlexisSF AlexisSF 7 years
you bet i do, why not! a glass of wine or two is good for the soul!
Spectra Spectra 7 years
It depends. Usually I don't drink at restaurants, but if there's a great beer on tap, I'll have one.
snarkypants snarkypants 7 years
always :) unless the people i'm with are paying. then if they don't drink, i don't drink.
katieb82981 katieb82981 7 years
If it's just my boyfriend, I'll still order wine -- but if I'm with other people and they aren't drinking, I won't drink either.
Food Food 7 years
weffie, you are hilarious. That said, I'm usually with you, fuzzles — if the person I'm with isn't drinking, especially if they aren't drinking for a reason, then I usually don't order alcohol, either. Occasionally I break the rule when I know the person doesn't mind, and I'm really in the mood for a glass of wine. :)
ticamorena ticamorena 7 years
I'm always happy to see my dining companions enjoy their drinks around me. Although I quit drinking in my late teens, it's nice to learn from others how different alcohol compliments meals - and in many countries wines and beers are considered a gastronomic experience, more than just alcohol plus alcoholic drinks are often presented in a prettier or more interesting way than my glass of sparkling water so it adds to the dining experience
fuzzles fuzzles 7 years
More often than not I am the non-drinker, just because I tend to favor ice water with meals. All bets are off if a burger is involved, though. I don't care if Queen Elizabeth is sitting next to me--I'm hoisting an ice cold beer!
partysugar partysugar 7 years
No shame here. I will drink alone, There's a reason they call me PartySugar!
mamasitamalita mamasitamalita 7 years
weffie you crack me up
HLHArts HLHArts 7 years
It depends on why no one else is drinking. If the other diners are not drinkers at all, and especially if they are family, I might refrain for their comfort. If, on the other hand, it's just because they aren't in the mood that night, I would still indulge.
weffie weffie 7 years
I'd probably feel a little awkward.... because who are these strangers at my dinner table?! Lol luckily with my friends this has never been an issue, we're all drinkers. Although on Monday I had lunch with office peeps and I was the only one who had a pint, but I didn't mind because I was also the lone redhead on Robbie Burns Day... I was merely honoring my Scottish heritage :)
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