Here are PG, we are thrilled to welcome Tipsygrrl, the latest writer to grace the site. Tipsygrrl is a Philly girl who’s had a little too much to drink. But in a good way. We think. Not sure, we’ll let you know how that AA intervention goes.
Well, yes. I am a bit tipsy writing this post. Cliche as it seems, a bit of alcohol helps loosen things up. Clichés exist for a reason. And there are many things I’m not that bad at after I’ve had a drink. Or two. (After three… well, see this James Thurber quote.)
I’m not speaking from an alcohol-soaked soapbox here: I didn’t drink any liquor or alcohol for a period of around 3-4 years, from ages 20-23. Many may have been in college during these years, but I had already left for finer shores: to start my own business. While waitressing for a living.
So yeah, I worked in a restaurant where we got a free shift drink every day. I used to get cappuccinos. Granted, I was doing other, (should-be-classified-as) recreational drugs instead. Ahem. But my coworkers didn’t understand. They were mystified as to why I “refused” to drink. And that gets to the heart of it.
Of course, there are circumstances when it’s unforgivable to be sloshed. Those include driving, of any sort. it’s incredibly dangerous, and the problem really is, whatever care or not you have for yourself, you put others at great risk. Though DUI penalties have helped, it’s still a widespread practice. I know. I lived in the suburbs for over 9 years. I did it.