Sunday, October 22, 2006

The drinking age

I must say that I liked the proposal seen here to raise the age to 41!

But on a more serious note (as serious as you will find here, anyway) what hads changed in the last 30 years?

In my day, we also obtained alcohol, drunk it and carried on like Indians who had just discovered Firewater.

BUT we had to plan our drinking, as if we did it out in public there would be consequences- unpleasant ones.

We had to whoop it up out of sight and earshot of the public- and it's my opinion now that we had a lot more fun for doing so.

No clashes with other obnoxious groups and you could let your hair down relativly safely amongst friends.

It tended to be stag, thus eliminating a major cause of tension amonst horny young blokes. Girls tended to avoid such things, as they well knew that drunken sesions lead to pregnancy and this was still a big deal then!

The other was money. Poor apprentices had minimal cash and we wouldn't drink in pubs, as the off-licence was much cheaper (more booze for our bucks)

I was a bit aof a challenge arranging a good session. Not just a matter of turning up at a nightclub...

3 comments:

ZenTiger said...

and you could collapse at your mates place, which is safer than driving home from the pub....

Ash said...

I dont think anyone expects the 18/19yr olds to stop drinking - but it may put a crimp in the 14/18 yr olds..................

Brian Smaller said...

How Ash? Their older mates will buy the booze as they are doing now. I used to buy from the off license at 14 (looked older I guess, but definately not 20).