Would you drink from the same glass/bottle as someone else?

@cristi12 (378)
Romania
February 28, 2008 8:10am CST
I just got back to work now, and my boss with a couple of friends were in the shop. There was a bottle of coke, from which they were drinking, and I was offered some. I know many people are carefull from where they drink, for example, I don't like drinking from the same bottle with someone I don't know at all... This time I did drink because I knew everybody else, but generally I don't like drinking after strangers. What about you, would you drink after someone else?
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@lilybug (21145)
• United States
28 Feb 08
I will drink out of the same bottle as my kids or a family member or close friend, but not out of the same bottle as someone I do not know well.
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• United States
28 Feb 08
One of the oddities of life. I know perfectly well that kids drool all inside any bottle they drink out of, but I don't think twice of sharing a drink with my daughter. (I guess now she's old enough to drool less.) As to sharing drinks with family members, I don't have a problem with that either. It is, however, not universal. I probably wouldn't share a drink with any of my brothers. Guess that's a bit odd.
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@cristi12 (378)
• Romania
28 Feb 08
Yeah kids do tend to drool when they drink. :))
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@lilybug (21145)
• United States
28 Feb 08
Funny how kids drool is LESS disgusting when in your bottle of soda than an adults.
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@Chey1970 (1193)
• United States
28 Feb 08
If it was a family member or even a very close friend, yes, I would. A bottle of drink going around the work place. No, I don't think so. Even though you work with these people, you have no clue what they do "behind closed doors". I just couldn't do it.
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@cristi12 (378)
• Romania
28 Feb 08
Lol, now you've scared me. :) I know these guys pretty well, I'm sure they don't kiss toilets when they're alone, lol.
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@Chey1970 (1193)
• United States
28 Feb 08
*LOL* No, I didn't mean they kiss toilets.. but you never know they might be "swingers", or into something kinky. Unless you know their home life, you have no clue.
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@cristi12 (378)
• Romania
29 Feb 08
Huh... I guess you're right. *sigh* :( . I can only hope they washed their teeth before they left home... :))
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@tonyllenium (6260)
• Italy
29 Feb 08
mmh usually not either glass or bottle as well!!so if someone offered me beh it is possible i drink or better depends who will offer me from the same bottle ehehe..if they seem sane may be yes heheeh!!:)
@cristi12 (378)
• Romania
29 Feb 08
Lol so if they look insane you don't drink after them. :))
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@crazynurse (7489)
• United States
28 Feb 08
A year or so ago we had an outbreak of meningitis in our area. The health department was going to all of our local schools to talk to the faculty and students about ways to decrease their chances of contacting meningitis. The first thing that they said was, "don't drink after someone else." No, I won't drink after anyone else, especially non-family members. I will sometimes take a sip of my husband's drink, but he is the only one after whom I will drink. I do hope that I have instilled in my children that they are not to drink after anyone!
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@cristi12 (378)
• Romania
28 Feb 08
That sounds bad... a good reason why you shouldn't drink after strangers I guess...
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@bonbon664 (3470)
• Canada
29 Feb 08
Definitely not. You can pretty much count on one of those people having a cold, or worse, so, there's no way I'd drink from the same bottle. You may as well go up, and give them an open mouth kiss. Bleck!
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@cristi12 (378)
• Romania
29 Feb 08
Hahahaha, good comparison. :))
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@Asylum (48027)
• Manchester, England
29 Feb 08
I will never drink from a bottle that someone else has been drinking from, irrespective of who it is or how well I know them. We all have germs and bacteria, and this seems the sureat way of transmitting them. A dormant and apparently harmless entity can have far different effects on another person. I may be a little overcautious in this respect, but it is the way that I have always lived. The main problem is that it is too easy to offend someone by this, which is never my intention.
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@cristi12 (378)
• Romania
29 Feb 08
It's true that a "bug" can affect two people differently. And yes, people do tend to be easily offended if you don't accept a drink from them.
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@subha12 (18449)
• India
29 Feb 08
Generally i don't . the bottle can be taken if all others do not touch the bottle by mouth. I will rather not take anything from the same glass or bottle which is used by others before.
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@cristi12 (378)
• Romania
29 Feb 08
It's allways good to be carefull.
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@chrissieatu (1033)
• China
29 Feb 08
I will drink from the same bottle with my family members only so far. Somehow, it is disgusting for me to drink from the same bottle with others other than my family member. But things will change. Maybe when I had a new boyfriend or even my children, i will not mind drinking from the same bottle with them.
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@cristi12 (378)
• Romania
29 Feb 08
The people closer to us do seem to be less "yucky" than others. :)
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• Singapore
29 Feb 08
Unless absolutely necessary, no. I think it is part of personal hygiene and all. I remember my time in the army when I was a recruit - and drinking from our own bottle is impossible. What happened was that they "tortured" us and part of it was rushing around within a short time limit. All our bottles were identical (of course) and we can't have fanciful markings naturally. So when we rush for the bottle, we can't pick and choose. We are only able to just grab whatever bottle we see and most times, it is the wrong bottle and we will be drinking from another's bottle with his saliva and what not. Even if we manage to get back our bottle later, the fact remains that we have shared a drink with another and the same thing is gonna repeat everyday so many times.
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@cristi12 (378)
• Romania
29 Feb 08
Lol, that does sound like torture, but I guess that, In case of a war, who we drink after would be the least of our problems.
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@corilat (182)
• Australia
29 Feb 08
I would only drink from people I know well, my good friends or family.
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@cristi12 (378)
• Romania
29 Feb 08
Wise decision. :)
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• United States
29 Feb 08
I don't think sooooooo. I won't drink out of anyones glass, bottle etc. Why, because of communicable diseases, bacteria that could send your body into a spin. Having an autoimmune disease as I have..I wouldn't take a chance. If you're ever put in a position of feeling intimidated, simply say that you have lesions in your mouth and don't want to spread unwanted germs to others. It's not a lie, you're not making a falsehood to hurt anyone, you are being considerate and well meaning. I simply say... No, thank you!
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@cristi12 (378)
• Romania
29 Feb 08
Good strategy! :) It can be really hard to refuse someone, they might get the wrong idea by it.
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@kiran1978 (4137)
• Australia
29 Feb 08
I would only drink from the same bottle as my family. However I still don't like to do that, I think it unhygenic. Better to pour drink into glasses. Sharing drinks with other people, noway, not unless I was strandard and needed water to survive.
@cristi12 (378)
• Romania
29 Feb 08
Heh, I gave the stranded island example a couple of responses back. :)
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@Hatley (164170)
• Garden Grove, California
28 Feb 08
No I never would as I would have no way of knowing what sort of germs might lurk on the rim of that bottle or glass. that is a good way to pick up something you would rather not have like the flu or even meningitis. maybe even staph. anyway I would not even drink from something one of my family was drinking from because again I do not know what might be lurking invisibly on the rim of the bottle or glass. family or not. for example I stupidly about a month ago drank from a glass of green tea my son had been drinking three days later I began to vomit then had the diarrhea so bad that my blood glucose level went down to fifty. and a few hours late my son began vomiting and had diarrhea too. the doctor said we had norfolk virus which was highly contagious. so not ever again will I drink from someone else's glass no matter if its friend. or family. to get that sick when you are a diabetic could easily land you in the hospital.
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@cristi12 (378)
• Romania
28 Feb 08
Sorry to hear about that... Yeah I guess that if you have diabetes you have to be extra carefull.
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• United States
28 Feb 08
I would share a drink with a family member as long as they weren't sick. Right now colds are going around and I don't want to help them spread.
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@cristi12 (378)
• Romania
28 Feb 08
Yeah catching something from someone is really annoying.
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@djmarion (4900)
• Philippines
28 Feb 08
it is really not safe to drink to somebody else glass especially if it is a stranger to you, before you know it you might get a disease from that glass. in my case i don't drink to other glass as well, call it hypocrisy but i am not use to borrowing other persons personal things specially glass or bottle to drink, i prefer to bring or buy my own in case i need to.
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@cristi12 (378)
• Romania
28 Feb 08
I wonder what would you do If you would be on an island stranded with a perfect stranger, and had only one bottle from which to drink ... :))
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• Australia
2 Mar 08
Yeah i wouldn't drink jsut anybody drink i depends on how thirsty i was and how close the friends were. If it was easily avoidable i would use my own glass or bottle.
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• United States
29 Feb 08
To me, that sounds gross. But, I would probably share a bottle or glass with a lover, but no one else. Or, at the very least, wipe the bottle off. I would never share a bottle with someone I don't know at all. If someone was in the desert and thirsty, I would take a drink from the bottle myself and give the rest of it to the other person rather than take it back.
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@Wario_1 (965)
• Sweden
28 Feb 08
I dont like to do it, but i have no problems doing it if its a friend or family member im sharing the glass/bottle with. Otherwise id not want to do it at all.
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• United States
2 Mar 08
I don't drink from the same bottle or glass as someone else. It doesn't matter whether I know the person or not. We don't know what kind of germs a person has. Just because you know someone doesn't mean that they can't be carrying germs that could make you sick. I don't drink from the same glass or bottle that any of the family has drank from and I know them very well so I definitely wouldn't drink from something that someone that I just know drank from.