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One in a long line of cautionary tales, if only young people would pay attention.
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That's a real shame.

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Pretty girl, who clearly had absolutely no common sense.

Why do people think that drinking to the point of becoming ill or even unconscious is fun?

Fun to me is not feeling like I got run over by a freight train.
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Pretty girl, who clearly had absolutely no common sense.

Why do people think that drinking to the point of becoming ill or even unconscious is fun?

Fun to me is not feeling like I got run over by a freight train.

I don't think it's so much that they feel it's fun to drink to the point of becoming ill, but more that they really don't have much experience with alcohol when they get to college, where there are few if any practical limits on their ability to drink, and so they tend to treat drinking alcohol like drinking soda - the effects stop increasing as soon as you stop drinking - and they therefore overdrink and hit a point they never intended to reach.  It's a little like eating too fast:  if you eat slowly enough, your body will signal you that it's full long before you overeat; however, if you wolf everything down as fast as possible, you will find yourself feeling like you're about to explode from too much food before your body has the chance to tell you it's full and that you should stop eating.

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I don't think it's so much that they feel it's fun to drink to the point of becoming ill, but more that they really don't have much experience with alcohol when they get to college, where there are few if any practical limits on their ability to drink, and so they tend to treat drinking alcohol like drinking soda - the effects stop increasing as soon as you stop drinking - and they therefore overdrink and hit a point they never intended to reach.  It's a little like eating too fast:  if you eat slowly enough, your body will signal you that it's full long before you overeat; however, if you wolf everything down as fast as possible, you will find yourself feeling like you're about to explode from too much food before your body has the chance to tell you it's full and that you should stop eating.

I disagree. High school drinking, and even younger than that, is rampant.  Kids in college have had a lot of experience with alcohol.....if not drinking themselves, of having friends who do (and it doesn't matter what school you go to).

Getting wasted on the weekends begins very early.

I think the problem is that they are so desperate to 'fit in' that they do what others are doing, and drink excessively.  I don't think it's unintentional.

Desperate and sad, yes, but not done out of ignorance about what alcohol does to them.

And this story makes me want to weep.
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One in a long line of cautionary tales, if only young people would pay attention.

Amen.

The damage alcohol does is well known.  The kids know it, but their lives are not as important to them as being one of the "in" crowd.
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Pretty girl, who clearly had absolutely no common sense.

Why do people think that drinking to the point of becoming ill or even unconscious is fun?

Fun to me is not feeling like I got run over by a freight train.

We're on the same page on this one.  Common Sense is anything but common....in fact it really should be called un-common sense because it is so rare.  I have always had a low tolerance for alcohol...it makes me puke and I have never enjoyed it the very few times I got really hammered. 

What taught me my lesson was a Navy bachelor party where someone brought 2 cases of quarts of Mogen-David "Mad Dog" 20/20.  Me and Jimmy Durham stood there talking and sipping and before either of us realized it we had each killed a quart.  We both spent the whole next day at work in Lakehurst taking turns puking our guts out.  I swear I saw my shoes come flying out at one point...

That hard little lesson has always stuck with me.....


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I just think she was a teenager and she had the common sense of one and most don't have any at that age. In high school I was popular was a cheerleader and went to a lot of parties but back then we didn't have alcohol at our parties or at least not the ones I went to. I  never liked the taste of beer but during the summer before I went off to college I and a friend and 2 boys that were just older friends went off to a cabin on a lake and took rum with us my friend and I wanted to  know what it would be like to get drunk before we went off to Michigan state and we wanted to be feel safe so the guys were very good friends not boyfriends. I will never forget that night boy was I sick the guys were watching off all things the miss America contest. I never wanted to feel like that again but I did once more on beer that I hate at a frat party. After that I rarely if ever even drank one drink and even now rarely if ever have a drink but at 19 I stupidly made myself very sick twice.

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We live out in the county and had a guy stop his truck in the intersection near the house the other night at 3 am and pass-out in the sub-zero temps.

Hated to call the cops on him, but thought it was better than having him freeze to death overnight and I wasn't bringing him in my house...


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I have never been a drinker.. not in high school or college and even when surrounded by people at parties who drank it never appealed to me... a glass of wine here and there, but I have never understood why anyone wants to do anything that takes away their ability to think straight and lose control....

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I have never been a drinker.. not in high school or college and even when surrounded by people at parties who drank it never appealed to me... a glass of wine here and there, but I have never understood why anyone wants to do anything that takes away their ability to think straight and lose control....

I've drank enough to sink the Queen Mary (code of the West in the circles I once traveled) but quit after realizing that I was actually PAYING MONEY to feel like H#LL afterwards! That and the fact that it was taking me a week to get over what I once got over in a few hours.
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That's why I live where it's warm!  and also why I quit drinking two dozen years ago.

Ah, but to be 10' tall and bullet proof.....

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Pretty girl, who clearly had absolutely no common sense.

Why do people think that drinking to the point of becoming ill or even unconscious is fun?

Fun to me is not feeling like I got run over by a freight train.

Actually had a liberal convince me that common sense is not really common sense, it is learned behavior.

Stemmed from one of my rants that it should be common sense that to keep a job, you actually needed to get your @ss up in the morning and come to work.  She responded that if your parents and grandparents never did that, how would you know to do it?  Thus learned behavior not common sense.  I think it applies to most things we tag as "common sense".


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I've drank enough to sink the Queen Mary...

And I drank enough to refloat her, but I did such stupid things and felt so lousy the next day. Then I met a young lady named Mary Jane whose company I much came to prefer over booze.

However, that was in the days of my misspent youth. Now I don't do either though I must admit every now and then I enjoy a wee bit of cognac. Too bad that stuff is so damn expensive.
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And I drank enough to refloat her, but I did such stupid things and felt so lousy the next day. Then I met a young lady named Mary Jane whose company I much came to prefer over booze.

However, that was in the days of my misspent youth. Now I don't do either though I must admit every now and then I enjoy a wee bit of cognac. Too bad that stuff is so damn expensive.

A small taste of a good single malt  Scotch very occasionally for me but I haven't even had one of those in probably a year.  That stuff ain't cheap either!

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A small taste of a good single malt  Scotch very occasionally for me but I haven't even had one of those in probably a year.  That stuff ain't cheap either!

Reminds me of a funny (true) story. My husband drank like you describe the first years of our life together.  I learned why he quit cold turkey after he died actually - but that is another story..... anyway, he used to drink scotch.  Long after he stopped drinking I was president of our homeowners association in Irvine and I the board hired a Japanese gardening firm.  The husband did the work, Yoko ran the business.  Well, my husband spent two years in Japan when he was in the Navy and he spoke very good Japanese.  He used to see her on the grounds and would talk to her - always in Japanese.   Well, every month Yoko would show up at my door with the monthly statement and a box of Chavez Regal for my husband.  He would tell her - Yoko I don't drink and every month she brought him a box of scotch.  To this day - 30 years later I still have boxes of scotch up in the cupboard.  We had friends who liked scotch and when we had company George always give them the good stuff - but even they could not wipe out our scotch supply... 

BTW when he stopped drinking one of his comments was how much he enjoyed waking up feeling good in the morning...  he was never even tempted to drink once he stopped. Smoking was more difficult, but he gave it up for me on my 40th birthday and grew to dislike the smell as much as I do.

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Reminds me of a funny (true) story. My husband drank like you describe the first years of our life together.  I learned why he quit cold turkey after he died actually - but that is another story..... anyway, he used to drink scotch.  Long after he stopped drinking I was president of our homeowners association in Irvine and I the board hired a Japanese gardening firm.  The husband did the work, Yoko ran the business.  Well, my husband spent two years in Japan when he was in the Navy and he spoke very good Japanese.  He used to see her on the grounds and would talk to her - always in Japanese.   Well, every month Yoko would show up at my door with the monthly statement and a box of Chavez Regal for my husband.  He would tell her - Yoko I don't drink and every month she brought him a box of scotch.  To this day - 30 years later I still have boxes of scotch up in the cupboard.  We had friends who liked scotch and when we had company George always give them the good stuff - but even they could not wipe out our scotch supply... 

BTW when he stopped drinking one of his comments was how much he enjoyed waking up feeling good in the morning...  he was never even tempted to drink once he stopped. Smoking was more difficult, but he gave it up for me on my 40th birthday and grew to dislike the smell as much as I do.

Sounds very familiar. I'm sure I would have liked George a great deal!

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Sounds very familiar. I'm sure I would have liked George a great deal!

I know you would have...

I think one of the things that helped was he became so involved in Quarter Scale modeling that he preferred to spend his money (aka allowance) on airplane parts and needed his wits about him to do the detail work he put into the planes. 
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