We had friends over this weekend. They brought wine. Everyone had some but me. No one thought it was weird at all. That always stuns me. I always notice who is drinking and how much and who isn’t. People with a rational relationship to alcohol do not worry about how others drink. They drink if they want to and stop when they have had a glass or two — three if the event is several hours long. They don’t think about the next drink, they think about the people around them. That’s not me. I’m always thinking about the drink in my hand. How full it is. Is it time to get another? Should I get two next time and quickly down one before coming back to the group? How many minutes until closing time? Can I get one more in before we go?
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