(Closed) Got tricked into drinking too much and now I feel stupid.

posted 6 years ago in Parties
Post # 32
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

You don’t like the responses so you think you should have lied about part of the story to get sympathy? Wow.

Post # 33
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

ZebraPrintMe:  Umm I never once said you were childish or irresponsible, not sure why you directed that comment at me. Look, you didn’t do anything wrong, you took a drink and that’s not a crime. Just own up to it, all I’m saying is that the title is misleading. It’s not like she said it was juice when it wasn’t. It’s silly to say you should’ve left out parts of the story to get the responses you want to hear..the benefit of asking for opinions is to get the truth and see a different side than your own POV.

Post # 34
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

ZebraPrintMe:  Next time, get a cup, put some seltzer and a lime in it, give yourself some mini straws, and boom — you’ve got a “drink”.  Crazy 30something Mom won’t give you spiked Kool-Aid then.  

Post # 36
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

ZebraPrintMe:  If you don’t want people to pressure you to drink, have a glass of club soda with lime, and those pushy people wiil lay off.

Post # 37
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

You aren’t an idiot. Getting drunk isn’t the worst thing in the world and I’m sure whatever you did will be forgotten. Making it into a big deal was where you messed up. Just shake it off, don’t bring it up and keep on moving.

Next time don’t feel pressured to drink or if you want to fob someone off get wine, but only fill the glass less than half. Mix it with sprite or ginger ale- ta da. Looks like a full glass of wine, you still get the taste but minimal alcohol. You could easily drink four glasses of “wine” with it only equally up to the quantity of one glass. People are used to me drinking and it’s very rare that I don’t and if I don’t people hassle me to death with ” what’s wrong with you?” so I have used this trick a few times. Works like a charm.

Post # 39
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2014

ZebraPrintMe:  While I agree that you should have just stood your ground and are ultimately ‘to blame’, at the same time I do sympathise: some people get really weird around non-drinkers and seem to want to make it their mission to get them to ‘cave’, and it’s pathetic. So while you didn’t act the most maturely, nor did she. When you said you didn’t drink much she should have respected that and moved on, NOT pressured you into having a drink. Add to that that you were with a lot of people you didn’t know and I can imagine you might have felt more pressured than you would have done otherwise.

As for the crying: my guess would be it was a combination of not being used to that amoutn of alcohol, and also buried emotions at feeling pressured into drinking more than you wanted to. I wouldn’t beat yourself up about it ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 40
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Um, yeah not tricked at all!  What she did was wrong, I’ll give you that.  But I’m sorry, any idiot with half a brain knows that the number one rule of drinking or going out to bars or whatever is: DON’T accept a drink from people you don’t know, DON’T drink something if you have no idea what it is……(and of course, don’t leave your drink unattended).  You should have refused to drink it until she told you what it was.

Post # 42
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

ZebraPrintMe:  I would like to apologize. I went back and read the other responses after I posted (bad habit I have of blurting before reading). My comments were a little harsh. I get really worked up when I see girls putting themselves in dangerous situations. Accepting drinks from strangers terrifies me bc I’ve had friends who have been “tricked” into getting drunker than they wanted and ended up waking up with guys they don’t know and not remembering what happened. I’m that annoying friend at the bars who’s watching my friends’ drinks like a hawk.

I didn’t mean to be harsh but please please please be more careful!!! *hug*

Post # 44
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

She didn’t trick you.  She said she was giving you a drink.  You could’ve, at any point, said no and held firm.   She didn’t pour the drink down your throat or hold a gun to your head until you did drink it.  You chose to give into peer pressure … something we’re always teaching our kids to NOT do. 

Nobody’s fault but your own.  You could’ve taken a sip and, when she walked away, ditched the drink but for some reason you did not.

 

Post # 45
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Wow, what’s wrong with people today? 

Sorry, OP, both for the less than desirable situation at the party as well as the reactions you got. people, there was no need to get nasty. 

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