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    If I have a drink (alcoholic) at maybe 2pm or something my mum always says Why are you drinking at this time blah blah. It has kind of become cultural to only drink in the evening.
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    I think in the UK it's seen as odd because we usually only drink socially or with an evening meal - in somewhere like France it's not unusual to go for a brandy in the middle of the day but they also don't binge drink there so it's not as weird.
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    Because if you start drinking too early then you waste the rest of the day. You might as well make the most of a day before you decide it's time to drink.
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    As mentioned already, the English culture believes alcohol is mostly a social thing. Nothing more than that, really.
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    Because you should be doing more productive things in the day
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    I'll often have a glass of wine or beer with lunch. I don't think it's strange.
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    (Original post by karl pilkington)
    If I have a drink (alcoholic) at maybe 2pm or something my mum always says Why are you drinking at this time blah blah. It has kind of become cultural to only drink in the evening.
    don't conform to societies standards, do what you want to do. If you reverse the question and people why, they generally won't have an answer or it'll be a really bad one
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    Pubs open at 11am for a reason.

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    (Original post by Joel 96)
    As mentioned already, the English culture believes alcohol is mostly a social thing. Nothing more than that, really.
    People don't just socialise in the evenings though...
    Sometimes I like to push the boat out and go out with friends in the afternoon

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    (Original post by DiddyDec)
    Pubs open at 11am for a reason.

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    Most open earlier than that these days. Seems like a wasted opportunity not to have five pints of cider with your fry up at half nine in the morning.
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    (Original post by RedNebula)
    People don't just socialise in the evenings though...
    Sometimes I like to push the boat out and go out with friends in the afternoon

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    Whoa, adventurous Haha, I think it's different if you're drinking at 2pm by yourself in your living room in front of the telly to sat at a nice pub with your mates enjoying a nice cold pint
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    (Original post by Dr Pesto)
    Most open earlier than that these days. Seems like a wasted opportunity not to have five pints of cider with your fry up at half nine in the morning.
    True, my old local opened at 11. 5 pints of Old Rosie and a fry up is the ultimate hangover cure.

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    (Original post by DiddyDec)
    True, my old local opened at 11. 5 pints of Old Rosie and a fry up is the ultimate hangover cure.

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    5 pints of Old Rosie would knock me out
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    (Original post by birdie95)
    5 pints of Old Rosie would knock me out
    Lightweight. My record is 9, but that hangover was a killer.

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    (Original post by DiddyDec)
    Lightweight. My record is 9, but that hangover was a killer.

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    I am definitely a lightweight when it comes to that stuff - it's like my kryptonite. Not worth the hangover for me!
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    (Original post by birdie95)
    I am definitely a lightweight when it comes to that stuff - it's like my kryptonite. Not worth the hangover for me!
    I am well practiced in drinking and hangovers. Old Rosie used to be my going out drink, especially Rosie bombs.

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    As long as you don't consume too much of the stuff and it doesn't interfere with responsibilities like work then there is no problem. :dontknow:

    It's like how people find drinking on your own an automatic sign of alcoholism, as if drinking and socialising somehow protects their liver.

    If I'm at home all day and could feasible drink at like 2pm I wouldn't just because I like to save fun stuff until later on. The moment I do something enjoyable I just spend the rest if the day doing fun things as opposed to chores or work type things.
 
 
 
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