My friend called me yesterday to discuss his doctor’s appointment. He hadn’t been in a while and his regular doctor was replaced by another gentleman. But he decided it was time for a check-up nevertheless.
They talked about the normal stuff. He was asked about smoking, his family’s medical history, eating habits, etc.
How much alcohol do you consume a week?
About 10 beers a week.
You really have to stop that. Try and stick with 2 a week.
What’s the main worry?
We discussed this notion over the phone. When you live in a place like Greenpoint and you compare yourself to the plethora of inebriated Polish men, it’s easy to get the idea that you don’t drink that much. Actually, these blokes can convince you to drink more and you’re certain you’ll be just fine. Basically, it follows that idea that if someone else is consuming more booze, and you’re not the winner of said consumption contest, you’re A-OK.
My friend decided it was time to stay in a bit more and maybe forgo the beer or two he’d usually have in evening. Still, the conversation begged the curious question; How much alcohol is too much?
If anyone is reading this and they would kindly take a minute to discuss their personal life with me (heh, sorry.) that would be great. Because, I, too, am curious.
How much do you drink a week? And what is it you drink? And if you’re feeling really generous, how long have you been drinking said amount?
If I have asked this before, I apologize in advance. I just can’t remember every post after 4 years.