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    (Original post by Fat-Love)
    I don't drink. Freshers is a big drinking event. I accept that. I'll still try to get involved. To be honest My lack of acoholism is probably due to being raised in a religous household but i wouldn't really consider myself religous and am detached from religion. I've still never really felt the urge to drink which I supose is great because it seems like an expensive habit and I'm gonna be broke as **** cuzzy when I go university.

    I find it curious though that you feel the need to rub it in everones faces that you're a non drinker. I wouldn't appreciate if my drinking friends made fun of the fact that I don't drink so I wouldn't do it reverse. I don't need to drink to have fun (probably form experience) but i have to admit my friend is an absolute laugh when drunk a bit but that's down to the confidence he gets. It's a shame we need liquor to get that confidence. I'm crazy as hell without the alcohol so I would be a bit worried about what happens when I drink.
    So it's ok for people to constantly talk about drinking at freshers but condescending to talk about not drinking?
    People on tsr need to lighten up..
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    (Original post by Naomiimoan)
    ..so being teetotal means all of those things does it? Geez..Lighten up! I just don't like it! What good does it do?
    Immaturity is not being able to talk to people and relax without a drink..
    Alchohol - Lightens social situations, allows for more social interaction between you, your friends, and even random people. It also allows for peopl to be more 'open' sometimes, and in some ways.

    I'm not saying your this type, because i dont know, but i almost literally hate those people that dont drink and think they are all high and mighty about it, and look down on people who drink, even if just a pint or to because 'they are so amazing'.
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    I purely don't drink because I don't like the taste. Not to do with a bad experience, or wanting to be 'superior'. Just hate the taste and do well without it. Still like going out with friends who drink, just means they know they've got a safe ride at the end of the night.

    Some people do it for the wrong reasons, because it's 'scene' or because they think it makes them 'better'... p*sses me off sometimes.

    EDIT: reason it p*sses me off is because people associate this 'morally superior' view with me when I first explain that I don't drink.
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    this sums up my view on you
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    (Original post by Tommyjw)
    Alchohol - Lightens social situations, allows for more social interaction between you, your friends, and even random people. It also allows for peopl to be more 'open' sometimes, and in some ways.

    I'm not saying your this type, because i dont know, but i almost literally hate those people that dont drink and think they are all high and mighty about it, and look down on people who drink, even if just a pint or to because 'they are so amazing'.
    This is exactly right, I'm fine with people not drinking, but thinking you're a better person is ridiculous! As you should be able to tell by these responses OP, even from a non drinker!
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    What are you going to do? Take your carton of orange juice on to the dance floor?
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    In the run up to Freshers and probably after it's finished there are gonna be so many conversations about how kErAzY drinking is and how coooOOOOOol getting drunk is and f--- all is gonna be said against it. Think about that.

    Not saying OP is right i'm just saying there's a double standard and probably a few hypocrites in this thread.
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    (Original post by Tommyjw)
    Alchohol - Lightens social situations, allows for more social interaction between you, your friends, and even random people. It also allows for peopl to be more 'open' sometimes, and in some ways.

    I'm not saying your this type, because i dont know, but i almost literally hate those people that dont drink and think they are all high and mighty about it, and look down on people who drink, even if just a pint or to because 'they are so amazing'.
    People on this site are so judgemental its funny. I simply don't like the taste so would never go out of my way to drink it. You hear so much about how fun freshers is gonna be coz people are gonna be so drunk so I thought, well people who don't drink can have fun too so I'll post a thread about it but APPARENTLY, I'm now a 'scene' person or whatever and a 'rebel' who feels superior..
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    (Original post by Naomiimoan)
    People on this site are so judgemental its funny. I simply don't like the taste so would never go out of my way to drink it. You hear so much about how fun freshers is gonna be coz people are gonna be so drunk so I thought, well people who don't drink can have fun too so I'll post a thread about it but APPARENTLY, I'm now a 'scene' person or whatever and a 'rebel' who feels superior..
    You must have forgotten what your first post was about.
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    I got through four years at uni without drinking. I still had a great time. However, one surefire way of me having a rubbish time is if I came out with condescending rubbish about my friends who did drink. (Most) people don't have a problem going out and having a good time with someone who doesn't drink (and those that do have a social skills issue) - BUT people do not want to go out and socialise with someone who judges their decisions.

    Perhaps I'm picking the OP up wrong, but there are very strong tones of judgement from this thread. Otherwise why start it in the first place (by the way, if someone started a thread saying 'I'm gonna get so smashed in Freshers Week' I'd think that was a moronic thread too). If I've picked you up wrong, and you're not all all judgemental and have absolutely no problem with people choosing to drink, I apologise. But if I haven't, then you will have a pretty crap time at Uni, not because you don't drink but because that judgement will drive potential friends away.

    And for the record, people drink for plenty of reasons other than to get smashed. A nice gin and tonic on a summers evening or a nice glass of wine with dinner, for example has nothing to do with getting drunk and everything to do with taste and social interaction. Again, you can well choose that that is not to your taste and to interact socially in different means (I spent many years with orange juice in my wine glass at dinner...)...but again, there's a not so fine line between making a choice for yourself, and having a judgemental view of anyone making an alternative choice.
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    I spent the first half of Freshers sober and it was ****e. Then again I go to St Andrews so the 2nd half was just as ****e, but a bit blurrier.
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    Take MD or coke.... simple(s).
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    (Original post by dring)
    You must have forgotten what your first post was about.
    Funnily enough, I haven't.
    How am I being judgemental? By saying that people who drink forget what happened the night before? Well, from what I've seen, when you get plastered you DO forget what happened the night before.

    Either way, I also remember asking 'any teetotallers'. If you're not teetotal, why bother wasting your life commenting? I don't understand..
    Bye
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    (Original post by Naomiimoan)
    Funnily enough, I haven't.
    How am I being judgemental? By saying that people who drink forget what happened the night before? Well, from what I've seen, when you get plastered you DO forget what happened the night before.

    Either way, I also remember asking 'any teetotallers'. If you're not teetotal, why bother wasting your life commenting? I don't understand..
    Bye
    Also, I got hammered several nights during Freshers and remember the vast majority of it. You have to get seriously paralytic (the point where walking is impossible rather than just a stagger and hugging lamposts) to actually lose your memory.
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    Couple of problems that demonstrate a pretty unhealthy view of alcohol on your part...

    The first is your assumption that drinking = getting plastered. If you think the two are the same then it's good that you don't drink and I'd recommend waiting until you figure out the difference before starting.
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    A lot of you need to stop taking this thread so seriously.. Why are you getting so defensive? If you drink, fine, you're decision-I was directing this thread towards people who don't for whatever reason
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    You are better, more mature and more enlightened than everyone else.





    That's what you made this thread wanting to hear, right? Well there it is. I do hope it makes you feel even more smug.
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    (Original post by LGF92)
    Also, I got hammered several nights during Freshers and remember the vast majority of it. You have to get seriously paralytic (the point where walking is impossible rather than just a stagger and hugging lamposts) to actually lose your memory.
    Or be one of those annoying people that, on the morning after, say things such as 'omg lol, i so can't remember anything about last night at all omg what happened lols so funnys lols must of been amazing'
    Or maybe i just know the wrong people lol
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    (Original post by Drumzilla)


    this sums up my view on you
    Did you watch the whole thing? Sums up my view on you too
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    OP sounds so uptight.

    open a 6 pack, get trolleyed, and get laid. it will do you the world of good.
 
 
 
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