(Closed) Almost 8 weeks pregnant and I accidentally consumed alcohol…

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 47
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

You’re going to be fine. The baby is going to be fine. 

 

Post # 48
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@jjmomma:  

That is so messed up!

Post # 49
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

@jjmomma:  How does that even happen?! I’m glad you’re okay.. holy cow.

Post # 51
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

@Lana_Rose:  “I would want that bitch’s job!”

Really? for what is, almost surely, an honest mistake?

Post # 52
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I can understand why you’d be worried, and pissed, but honestly you are fine. If I were you I’d talk to the restaurant about it though, not in order to get the staff in trouble but to avoid it happening to others.

Post # 53
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

@RedPandas:  

@Aorta:  

@busybee3791:  Oh, I freaked.  I didn’t get mad at anybody, but I was worried.  The manager yelled at the server.  It was awful.  Apparently, they had a pitcher of bleach water in the server station to wipe things down with?  And she grabbed it by mistake.  Not fun.  

Post # 54
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

@jjmomma:  Ick.. Im sure noone filled a water pitcher with bleach again after that! Who the hell would use a pitcher. They have sanitation buckets for that.

Post # 55
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@Charlies_Angel:  Please don’t worry yourself so much about this!  One or two drinks will not hurt your baby.  Talk to your healthcare provider to calm your nerves, but I’m sure your baby is just fine.  All the evidence associated with fetal alcohol syndrome is associated with repeated heavy drinking – not one daiquiri.

Post # 56
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@MrsBonJovi:  Yes, the mistake could have been as simple as someone else ordered the non-virgin version of OP’s drink, and the waiter from the other table took the virgin one by mistake or misunderstood the bartender when he/she said “that one is virgin”.

 

Automatically wanting “that bitch” fired is a pretty crazy reaction, but I do think OP should have said something just so the waitress would know to be extra careful in the future. Also, if she is not showing yet, it would be easier to forget that the drink was virgin, especially if she ordered a second one. If I order something virgin, I never have more than one, because the point of cocktails is the alcohol, for me.

 

OP, perhaps in the future, say that you need a virgin drink because you are pregnant, if you are comfortable telling a waitress that. It will make an impression she will remember the REASON you need it virgin, and she will be extra cautious, and make sure there is no possibility of a mix-up.

Post # 57
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2016

Don’t panic or stress, this will do NO good to you and your baby.  Relax, let it go, breathe a bit, you are fine, baby will be fine! 

Post # 58
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

@Aorta:  I haven’t been back so I don’t know!  lol  I can’t bring myself to try again.

Post # 59
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

@MsBlackberry:  +1.

 @Aorta: No one’s perfect.  And no,  it is not always possible to remember exactly what each person you are serving is drinking. Especially if you don’t give a reason as to why it’s virgin. Because the reason is what sticks in your head. At a regular restaurant,  a person can be serving 10+ people at one time. Believe me,  that is a ton of information.  One person wants their coke with cherries at the bottom and their friend wants a diet coke with lime. Table 12 is drinking a blended strawberry daiquiri and her friend is drinking a blended strawberry Margarita but table 13 is drinking a virgin strawberry daiquiri and her husband is drinking a sleimans honey brown and requests a new frosty glass each time,  and he’s drinking them like it’s his job. Not to mention the countless modifications people love to make to each thing they order. Then you get one table of 2 that goes through 10 water refills in 20 minutes. Serving is by no means an easy job. 

Post # 60
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@jjmomma:  Oh my hope you got a free meal out of it.

 

OP, you’re fine.  If you couldn’t taste the alcohol to begin with there couldn’t be much there if any.  Maybe you’re just paranoid and it was virgin.

Post # 61
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@Brittanyg20:  No offense, but you are not pregnant… you may “only be human” as a waitress but you havent experianced the “Mama Bear” instinct yet… If anyone hurts, or threatens to hurt, me or my little one all bets are off… That being said, in my comments I did NOT blame the waitress… but your kidding yourself if you think I would leave the restaurant having paid a dime after an experiance like the one @Charlies_Angel: described…

I was exaggerating when I said a years worth of free food… but if I was served alcohol when I specifically asked for a virgin drink, and then THREW UP at a restaurant, I would not be paying for ANY of it… and unfortunately my waitress would not get a tip. I would expect everyone to be overly appologetic and at a minimum would expect $20-50 in gift cards (depending on the restaurant) as an apology and attempt to earn my business back in the future…

And I really dont think that it is the customers responsibility to make sure the waitress remembers that a drink is virgin… this is NOT like ordering a diet coke and getting regular… this involves alcohol which is heavily regulated in the US (who knows about Canada??)… you dont just “forget” because you’re “busy” and serve people alcohol… sorry, but NO! I am pretty sure that a single phone call to a lawyer would put the restaurant on the losing end of a lawsuit…

I am sorry that if as a waitress you feel attacked by some of the replys to this post, but it is a serious mistake…

 

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