People Who Can't Go Without Alcohol For A Couple Of Hours
November 20, 2011 10:45am CST
I'm talking about whenever we go on a coach (bus) trip out to an away soccer game. Now, don't get me wrong, I can drink like the best of them but yesterday I was determined to go without alcohol, for the simple reason I'm sick of going to the loo. Haha! Well, in the meeting place (8am we got there at the pub) there were at least 15 guys already ensconsed and pissed as farts lol. I'm not against this either BUT a couple of "newbies" treated the whole day like that. Do you know what I mean? They weren't interested in the fact we were going to see a soccer game, they just wanted to "get drunk." Just outside Sheffield United's ground we had two coppers on motorcycles checking over the exterior of the coach - something they are entitled to do. We had heard about 2 coaches being sent home already (bear in mind Sheffield is MILES away from Carlisle) and, thinking about it now I wish the cops HAD got on the coach, found booze the nutters had and sent us home. We were "lucky" in the fact the cops were only interested in the exterior of the bus, not the inside. We lost the game too. On the way back out came the stash of booze. It was like something from the 70s. A DVD was put on to entertain us all and these guys in front of me and John just weren't interested and kept bobbing their heads back and forth, obscuring our view. Usually (even the stalwart drunkards of the trips of the past) would sit and watch something and be respectful towards others. Not these two clowns. My point is this; why can't people go without booze for a couple of hours, especially when it's illegal for alcohol to be on coaches? I'm not sure what happens if a coach company is "caught" allowing booze on their vehicles. If anybody knows what happens please let me know. And no, I'm not going to grass them up. Got better things to do with my time. I actually felt sorry for the young coach driver as it wasn't his fault. No way he could control a group of individuals who were hell-bent on doing exactly what they wanted and didn't give a stuff about anyone else. That's the last away trip we go on. It was better when "Sludge" ran them and it was ironic he wasn't on the coach this time. Probably travelling in comfort on the train.
24 Nov 11
When I was young (many moons ago), and was in university, I belonged to a fraternity wherein some of my fraternity brothers were just like this. I couldn't believe how they drank (like fish!). And my issues with them were that after they got themselves wasted, they always found themselves in trouble. Some of us (who only drank like tiny fishes), where the ones cleaning up their mess all the time. So, I understand how you feel.
• Carlisle, England
25 Nov 11
A friend of mine way back (female) could drink 3 pints of lager, one after the other and it didn't even affect her. I often told her she had a stomach made of steel which made her laugh. The times I saw her drink guys "under the table" were a scream. The cackling women that stagger around Town now...well, what a mess lol.
• United States
22 Nov 11
It does seem like there are times where a gathering of any sort, it is just an excuse to really get rip roaring drunk. Granted, there are many drinkers who really don't really need all that much of an excuse. Still it is the principle of the matter when a person thinks about it. There are just a lot of times where people have to prop up their own actions with justification. People do have gotten it into their heads that they need a few drinks. And they tend to rather be drinking in the wrong places to say the very least. I think that this story is intriguing, because it just shows you how obsessed people are about their need to drink. It is a problem across the globe. Well drinking isn't the problem, it is the need to drink just to feed your addiction.
• Carlisle, England
22 Nov 11
I can't understand his need for a drink after the amount he'd already consumed, to be honest. In the past we would drop off somewhere (on the way back) and the major drinkers in the party could get their "fix" so to speak. This time, however, the driver couldn't get out of Sheffield and beyond fast enough and we didn't stop at all. Having said that though, the cans were there and they were gonna be drank, regardless, in my opinion, even though it's against the law to do so on coaches. Unfortunately, the driver couldn't stop (being on a motorway) to tell the culprit to stop. If the cans had been brought out whilst still in Sheffield (coppers about so that was never gonna happen) he'd have some leeway I think..so this guy knew exactly what he was doing didn't he?
• United States
21 Nov 11
I think that it's excessive. I think even daily is a bit excessive. I don't think getting drunk or getting high in moderation is bad. The problem begins when it becomes the all-consuming focus. Many don't intend to become obsessed, but it gradually happens. I think that people should never delude themselves and pretend that they aren't becoming addicted.