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The 10 Ways You Are Drinking Alcohol The Wrong Ways

Updated on October 30, 2015
Actor Tom Hanks, right, and a buddy, visited a nearby bar when Hanks was not working, and both got pretty intoxicated, but Hanks' buddy passed out leaving Hanks to laugh at him.
Actor Tom Hanks, right, and a buddy, visited a nearby bar when Hanks was not working, and both got pretty intoxicated, but Hanks' buddy passed out leaving Hanks to laugh at him. | Source
When alcohol was really a friend of America, it was always associated with successful folks.
When alcohol was really a friend of America, it was always associated with successful folks. | Source

Where do I fit in?

was born between two cultures: The late 1950's, when a lot of things were taboo. For example: Smoking for both teen gender's as well as sneaking a drink of alcohol, adult men being a bit intoxicated in public and teenage female beauties daring the establishment in wearing skirts that were too short and too much make-up. That was the "Taboo Highlights" I recall of the 1950's.

In the 1960's, many musicians learned that young people love rock and roll and chose the trails that were blazed by "The King," Elvis Presley; Buddy Holly; Chuck Berry; Little Richard and many more. The moral grip loosed on social drinking due to the prosperity America was enjoying. It was normal for a factory owner, in order to "court" a new client, would take him and his wife, or by himself, to the town's finest restaurant, then wine, dine and sign him to a lucrative contract. This process did, as you noticed, drinking.

Jon Hamm of Mad Men and his coworkers always had either a drink or a cigarette or both in their hands.
Jon Hamm of Mad Men and his coworkers always had either a drink or a cigarette or both in their hands.
Do you see how booze fused two segments of our society in the old days? Yes. See the wealthy man with the dog. He loves to hunt quail and then see the poor land owner who has to till his hand to live.
Do you see how booze fused two segments of our society in the old days? Yes. See the wealthy man with the dog. He loves to hunt quail and then see the poor land owner who has to till his hand to live. | Source

My 'divorce' from booze

I've confessed to you many times about my bout with alcohol that started as an experiment to see if I would like it, drinking that is. At first, yes. I liked the taste of beer, but soon grew weary of the suds, so I jumped a level up to whiskey and that, I mean, took some discipline to get used to. I did my share of alcohol abuse and finally in 1990, after facing a tough personal fact that I was on the border-line of alcoholism, I came before God very honest and very humiliated that I had fell so far away from Him.

But God was merciful to me and set me free of this deadly liquid that I had abused everytime a drink was in my hand.

Question: Did I not know how to drink? I mean, I watched others who drank and they had a great time--smiling, dancing, and living it up, but not me. I would most-always, get ripped, say (and do) ignorant things that would come back to haunt and embarrass me the next day. So the answer might be: I did not get an education on how to drink. I guess that's a good thing.

So, to help those of you who will not listen to my testimony about booze and drinking anyway, I am offering you this piece I call . . .

The 10 Ways You Are Drinking Alcohol The Wrong Ways

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The foolish drinker-to-be will do foolish things like this to show people he is a real man.
The foolish drinker-to-be will do foolish things like this to show people he is a real man. | Source
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People who drink and make fun of problem drinkers have a terrible problem also. It is called: Lack of self-esteem.
People who drink and make fun of problem drinkers have a terrible problem also. It is called: Lack of self-esteem. | Source
An unwise man is shown risking his very life by "killing," this bottle of booze in 13 seconds.
An unwise man is shown risking his very life by "killing," this bottle of booze in 13 seconds. | Source
This is how the early west was depicted in early films.
This is how the early west was depicted in early films. | Source

In Closing . . .

So now, people who are entertaining the idea of becoming a successful drinker, are you still as excited as you were before you read this hub?

10.) The Bully Technique of Drinking

This drinking man has something to prove to all of his friends and all who are at the bar where he mostly lives. You best watch for this type of drinker for he also loves to fight when he abuses booze.

9.) The Sissy Way to Drinking

Unless you have a high tolerance to being humiliated in public, then the "sissy drinker," is for you to keep and train. He or she will treat one drink as if it is a coiled rattler ready to strike. While you and other pals are having a good time, "Mr. Sissy," proves that he is an amateur drinker for he annoys you with the thousands of questions he will ask during the evening and all of his questions involve drinking.

8.) The Braggart Plan to Drinking

If you drank 10 beers, this braggart drank one case of beer. It's nothing new. The Braggart Drinker is really insecure about drinking. Oh, he does drink, but not that much. I guess if I look at it that way, I can grasp it, but it is the sheer telling of lies to me and others about how much he can drink at one time.

7.) The Show-off Technique to Drink

This drinker can be a night of good entertainment for you and your pals. This show-off drinker is not a violent person, he or she just loves to see how much he can put down to make you look weak and out of practice. A wise drinker will allow the show-off boozer to actually out-drink him so he will pass out and go to sleep. You can act like he won to just keep him from over-doing it if you like, but watch how you handle drinking with a Show-off.

6.) The Fearful Way to Bend Your Elbow

Watch a drinker who needs to quit and live soberly. He orders whiskey that he cannot handle instead of beer which he can. Then spends the night shaking as he sips it down then gets nauseated. Guess who has to care for him? You if you stay around.

5.) The Liar's Way to Drink

This drinker and the Braggart Drinker would get along great. No matter how much anyone says they drank at Bob's bachelor party, and he will add four drinks to his amount. If you want to get out of this situation, just say, "Man, I wish I could drink like you." Then change the subject.

4.) The Non-Conscious Drinker

Goes at drinking like he is running a cross-country race. He doesn't talk to his friends, eat dinner, add to the conversation. All he does is order one drink after the other. Then you and your group grow concerned about him. But if you mildly ask him to stop drinking for a while, he grows angry and curses you and everyone out. Yes, you are right. He needs prayer and AA.

3.) The Can't Get Enough Alcohol Lover

is just that. He loves beer, whiskey, wine, vodka, any alcohol that will get him or her drunk. But to give them a sliver of credit, they only drink at home and not behind the wheel or public places. Sometimes they will ask you to take them to a package store to get them more booze. Do not give in and do this because the calls will be more frequent.

2.) The Mild-Mannered Drinker

can be respected up to a point. At first, if you do not know him or her, you think that you can relax and have a few drinks with them and enjoy the evening, but watch how many times he orders drinks. And even has the ability, if that is the right word, to hide what the alcohol is doing to them. He or she is in as much trouble as the Non-Conscious Drinker.

1.) The Can't Be Pleased Bar Fly

The title says it all. He or she just stays in the bar until closing. Even when his or her friends have went home. He or she just has to have "that" last drink. Or until he or she passes out on the bar or in the floor and the bartender named "Karl," who always shows compassion on him, calls a taxi to get him home.

" My Sincere Thanks to All Who Have Read This and The Hubs I have Submitted. Believe me. You are much-appreciated."

Kenneth

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      Ritu Temptor 20 months ago from India

      This is a really entertaining hub, loved reading it :) Never knew that there were these many types of drinkers.

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      Kenneth Avery 16 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Hi, temptor94,

      I apologize for being so late in responding to your sweet comment.

      I have had a stay in the hospital back in November for congestive heart failure and other obstacles to contend with, so forgive me.

      Thank you so much for your nice comment.

      Write me anytime, my friend.

      Kenneth

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