Are you a teetotaler?

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  1. lady rain profile image93
    lady rainposted 5 years ago

    Are you a teetotaler?

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    Joanne M Olivieriposted 5 years ago

    nope, but I am a coffeeholic smile The only time I actually drink tea is when I am sick.  For some reason tea is the only thing that can soothe my ills.

    1. lady rain profile image93
      lady rainposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Joanne, I drink plenty of coffee, too, it helps me think better.

  3. Lisa HW profile image67
    Lisa HWposted 5 years ago

    Not by design, and not "officially" (as in using "teetotaler" to refer to myself, because I wouldn't do that); but - yes - I pretty much go from one end of a year, or a few years, to another without ever having any wine or any cocktails with dinner.  I pretty much don't like the taste of most drinks.  I can make myself drink SOME cheap or flavored wines or champagnes (because they taste similar to Koolaid   LOL) if  I really, for some reason, "had to"; and I like Bloody Mary's (with or without the alcohol).  Still, there's just other stuff (hot or cold) that I'd rather have and that I actually enjoy.

    I keep a few bottles of wine in the house either for guests, or else just in case I ever have some time when I think, "I really could use a glass of wine."  I have plenty of those times, but when I do I head for a nice cup of mild coffee with lots of cream in it.  If stuff other than stress makes me feel less than my regular self I tend to head for a plain, old, cup of tea.

    1. lady rain profile image93
      lady rainposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Lisa, I can visualise myself similar to that, too and I drink all sorts of mixed drinks.

  4. duffsmom profile image59
    duffsmomposted 5 years ago

    I am unsure what the definition of teetotaler is. I was thinking that it meant don't drink alcohol.

    So I do not drink alcohol because both my parent were alcoholics at one time and I just don't want to go down that road.

    Also, no I do not like any kind of tea and prefer coffee if asked.

    1. profile image0
      Joanne M Olivieriposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I was wrong on my definition/understanding smile

    2. lady rain profile image93
      lady rainposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      duffsmom, that's a sensible choice you've made not to drink alcohol and I can understand your situation.

  5. JimTxMiller profile image77
    JimTxMillerposted 5 years ago

    No. Excess in anything, including abstinence, may be harmful to one's health, well being and/or pursuit of happiness.

    1. Maggie Bennett profile image71
      Maggie Bennettposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Good answer.  I've read a few articles about the negative effects of being a teetotaler on one's health.

    2. lady rain profile image93
      lady rainposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Jim, haha, it never crossed my mind that excessive abstinence may be detrimental to health. I will have to remember that from now on.


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