10 Reasons Why Getting Drunk is Cool

Watch out! You are spilling that beer

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You were arrested simply because you forgot your name

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You've heard all of

the statistics, facts, and evidence against abusive-drinking, drinking while driving, and how doing these two things frequently will lead to you being a problem-drinker.

Well, what do they know, you say so cool that I swear, icicles formed on your chin when you spoke.

You are not buying-into the anti-drinking campaigns, especially the one with annoying organizations like M.A.D.D. and S.A.D.D. You have better things to do than listen to what these concerned people have to say.

You are over 21, an adult, and a free American. You will do what you please and when you please, and if that includes getting drunk every chance you get--at parties with others who think like you, so be it.

Your other seasoned-thinking is, "We all gotta go sometime--might as well go happy." And to back-up your pro-alcohol-abuse stance, you were good enough to give "me"

"10 Reasons Why Getting Drunk is Cool"

This girl is a "wet blanket" for missing all of the "drinking-fun"

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The pretty girl yelling at these guys was once a sober, uptight, inhibited person

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Reason number 10: you get to meet new friends while serving a jail-sentence for D.W.I. That means, "Driving While Intoxicated." All you did was drink a case of beer and try to drag race in the middle of town. Just some boyish fun. But most of the people you meet tonight in jail are there for the same charge, D.W.I. Just think. Unless you had overdone the drinking, you would not have met these other cool problem-drinkers who are jobless, almost-homeless, and divorced.

Reason number 9: you will get your photo taken for free by your friendly police department. Aren't these people friendly? They ask you all about your address, name, age and even tell you (in-detail) why you are being held overnight for endangering innocent people with your boozing.

Reason number 8: girls will be clawing your clothes off wanting you to party with them and that means free booze. Lots of whiskey, vodka, and other spirits that if abused, can knock you straight on your butt. But the girls are all forgiving. They too have been knocked straight on their butts by alcohol-abuse, but hey, you got to meet some new girls.

Reason number 7: for once in your hum-drum life, you will get to meet your district attorney, public defender, judge and arresting officer (who hauled you in off the streets) on a first-name basis. Now this wouldn't be possible unless you were a problem-drinker and a chronic alcohol-abusing type of cool man whom every young person respects.

Now you are as "cool" as this guy

This woman won a bet that she could consume three pitchers of beer

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Celebrity, Kate Flannery, "Meredith," on The Office, whose character loved booze, is shown drinking at the Kentucky Derby

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Star Jones, formerly of The View, enjoys drinking while attending The Kentucky Derby

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FACT:

There are 10,000 people arrested each year either for D.U.I or D.W.I in our country.

www.drinkinganddriving.org

FACT:


Most alcoholics today started drinking as an adolescent or teenager. Some alcoholics admit taking their first drink of alcohol as early as in the sixth-grade.

These are not things "I" want to see nor remember, but facts are facts. And I have personally lost three precious people in my life all due to drinking while driving.

I am not preaching to you. I am just sharing a sad part of my life. Before you turn that beer or liquor up to your lips, think:

Is this the pathway for me?

Will this choice I am making, going to make me healthier, happier or more-respectable?


If "No," was your answer to one or both of these questions, just leave the drink alone.

Thank you,

Kenneth


Reason number 6: you will solely be responsible for helping to keep the bars in your town in business. Everyone knows how bad the economy is these days, so keep your head-up although you have a lengthy arrest record for alcohol-related crimes. You are doing the bar owners a favor by spending your money in their establishments.

Reason number 5: local ministers will have more to do thanks to you, who was once in their congregations, now are constantly being arrested for being drunk in public, destruction of private property, driving without license, fighting with innocent people, resisting arrest and other things that alcohol led you to do. These ministers love to visit people like you who are behind bars. It makes them feel needed.

Reason number 4: your name is now a household word in your hometown. You are a hero to some pre-teens who idolize you for drinking so much and representing a "rebellious" generation. And what "rebel" is a true rebel without his or her excessive-drinking?

Reason number 3: you figure that most-celebrities drink in and out of the public eye, so why shouldn't you? Well, to honestly answer that, my messed-up friend. Celebrities have people around them called "handlers," who watch them drink and make sure they get home safely if they overdo. You do not have this luxury. And this is a shame isn't it?

Reason number 2: when you were a little boy, you saw your parents drink before and after dinner and when you asked for some, you were told, "You are not an adult." So now that you are of legal age, you can drink "until your hearts content," despite losing one job after the other and losing girlfriends and self-respect all due to your "getting wasted," is of no consequence to you. You are having a ball to hear you tell it. That is when your speech is not slurred.

Reason number 1: you cannot help it. You watched a lot of television when you were a tyke. You saw a lot of good-looking people with drinks in their hands having a great time. They all had great lives, so apparently "these" people, to you, knew how to live. Then in high school, you and a few pals would sneak around and sip a few beers and man, did you feel all grown-up. You even felt tough-enough to push the nerds around for a laugh.

Just look at what abusing alcohol has done for you. Not many people understand your addiction to this "liquid confidence," that makes you feel so good.

Well, now that I have finished "your" story, my drunken buddy, I can tell you this:

"An abusive-addiction like yours has all but taken your life. In fact

There are NO cool reasons for you or anyone to get drunk.


This piece

is being published on the night of May 24, 2014, pre-Memorial Day. I ask you to "please," at least consider NOT being so stupid and careless as to try to drive while drinking.

That is not too much to ask.

Do you think my concern for people abusing alcohol is warranted?

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Jason R. Manning 2 years ago from Sacramento, California

Hey Kenneth, thumbs way up for this one, you are preaching to the choir. Even in high school I was the boring one who made sure the girls were not abused by the predators waiting to strike. I understand some socializing with a glass or two spread across a few hours, what befuddles me is the absolute and constant loss of self-control every time alcohol touches ones lips. I’ve been to a few funerals for alcohol related accidents, and of course the perpetrator lived…

I will also say that I cannot stand anti-smoking commercials and the ugly disgusting portrayal of cigarette users as opposed to happy go lucky, amazingly hot, successful, affluent beer drinkers! What a shame! I support you 100% on this topic!


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Nikkij504gurl 2 years ago from Louisiana

i drink occasionally but I rarely get drunk. I have had some bad experiences with over drinking and I just get sick and start puking but I was going through a hard time with break ups and I used booze to help and well, it only made things worse.


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jessicabsmith 2 years ago from Spring Lake, NC

Great job of luring in alcohol-abusers! When I clicked on this hub, I was thinking, "he can't be serious." Thank God you weren't serious about how cool it is to get drunk. Hopefully, some of the abusers out there will click on this hub thinking it's all fun and games until reality sets in. As you so clearly point out, there's nothing "cool" about getting drunk but if you're dead set on filling your body with spirits, know your limits, do it in the safety of your own home and have a designated driver if you're going to be out. Let's be smart this Memorial Day so that we don't kill/harm ourselves or others.


yourhealthmatters 2 years ago

Great message this holiday weekend!


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flyfishmaine 2 years ago from Presque Isle, Maine

As a recovering alcoholic I was ready to rip your premiss a new one but you cleverly turned the message. Well done and as is stated here I did start drinking as an adolescent. Not only will abusers of alcohol get DWIs and potentially hurt or kill someone but they are already killing themselves health wise. I'm 13 years sober and dealing with permanent health problems caused by drinking. Great message!


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grand old lady 2 years ago from Philippines

This is a different way to tell kids why they shouldn't get drunk. I wonder if they will pay more attention if this style of explanation is used:)


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luisj305 2 years ago from Florida

Enjoyed the read, very well put together Kenneth. Nice pics too.


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Anita Saran 2 years ago from Bangalore, India

Funny and interesting hub, but it's not funny when someone's drinking ruins your life. According to research, alcohol is the worst of drugs. We needed this one. Thanks. Oh and I never liked alcohol and for this reason, I decline party invitations. It's not cool when everyone around you is in another world.


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kenneth avery 2 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

Dear Anita,

You made a great point And I am sorry for not thinking this out thoroughly. Anita, you are a good example for young people to follow--staying off of alcohol. Yes, when people at wild parties try to talk to you with a thick tongue, making no sense, what fun is this?

Anita, thanks for your nice comment.

And come back anytime.


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kenneth avery 2 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

Hi, luisj305,

Thank you so much for your nice comment. I do appreciate it so much. Visit with me anytime. And if you aren't a follower, I cordially-invite you to be one. Now. I would love it.

Kenneth


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kenneth avery 2 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

Grand Old Lady (not Old)

Thank you for your remark about this hub. This was my thinking to get them to read this and maybe do some thinking about how alcohol-abuse can lead to health problems and even death.

Thanks for stopping by.


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kenneth avery 2 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

flyfishmaine,

13 years! Wow, that is fantastic. I haven't touched a drink in 22 years and I do not miss it. And on top of that, I do not smoke or dip anymore.

I wanted to leave this world unaddicted. Congratulations to you. Keep up the great work.

And visit me me anytime.


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kenneth avery 2 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

Hello, yourhealthmatters,

Thank you sincerely, for your remark. If just ONE person, young or old should stop even think about what abusing alcohol can lead to and try to get help, I am happy.

And all of the work put into this hub would be well worth it.

Stop in anytime, yournhealthmatters.


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kenneth avery 2 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

Hi, Jessicabsmith,

Thank you so much for your comment that I appreciate very much. Believe me, no other headline wouldn't have worked. So I just went with my heart on the headline and text.

Here's wishing you a blessed day.


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kenneth avery 2 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

Hi, Nikki,

I admire your honesty. NEVER start getting wasted for terrible things could happen to you by jerks who do not care what they do. I do not condemn a person for having one or two drinks or beer at home, then eating or going to bed, but being ripped and getting on the highway is where I draw the line.

Just stay wise, dear Nikki and write me anytime. I am proud to call you my Friend.


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kenneth avery 2 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

Thanks so Much, Jason,

for your insightful and thoughtful remarks. I am with you on those anti-smoking ads. Why not use the same idea for abusive0-drinkers? It's all about money and the big booze companies do not want young people to SEE and KNOW what abusive-drinking will do.

I have always stood for warning labels to be put on whiskey bottles and beer cans just like those on cigarettes.

A hypocritical nation is what we have, Jason. But we can win our war one little battle at the time.

Stop by anytime and talk with me.

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