Hawaii: Photo by David.
When I get together with my friends, it is always for lunch at a restaurant. But, when my younger sisters get together with their friends, it is always for Happy Hour at a restaurant or bar, usually after work.
I have never done what my sisters do, because I am not much of a drinker. The last time I had a drink was at my cousin’s wedding reception in July. I drank half a glass of champagne to toast the occasion and then gave the other half to David to finish.
For some reason, when I drink, my brain stops functioning and I feel very sleepy. At that point, I stop conversing.
On the other hand, alcohol makes my sisters more talkative, and they really do enjoy chatting and laughing at each other’s stories while filling themselves with wine.
Hmmm. I don’t think I will ever be part of that culture, as I prefer to be sober.
Life is pretty darn wonderful. No need to escape.