No, not me. No worries.
This was from a co-worker yesterday during lunch. At the table were three other co-workers: my friend who quit drinking when I did, another lady, and a male co-worker. The conversation continued with how of course you don’t eat when you’re drinking dinner because you know “the calories.” My friend, the one who’s quit, commented that this really is not all that healthy, and she was shot down by our other co-worker with the “drinking and eating is just too many calories!" mantra. The conversation went on for a while, but I chose to remain quiet. So did my friend after her one comment.
The sad part is, every single person at the table knew that my friend and I have stopped drinking. And we’ve told them why. Yet on the conversation goes about great drinking is.
I have another co-worker who at least every other day tells me how crazy I am for stopping and that I need to go home and have a bottle of wine.
What I Learned: My co-workers are nuts, but I enjoy them anyway! And I shouldn’t judge the drinking of others just because I have a drinking problem. Nor should I listen to them when they tell me to drink wine! (Yeah, that last one is a bit on the obvious side.)