Best Served Cold

The King of Beers
The King of Beers

Many people think alcohol is the best thing man ever invented. Author Henry Lawson even said: “Beer makes you feel the way you ought to feel without beer.” And when I started drinking I felt the same way.

I wasn’t really sure if drinking beer was for me, it seemed like it was hard to drink enough, fast enough to be worth the trouble. Then I discovered Vodka and the whole game changed, although I still wasn’t sure I liked the feeling.

But I wanted to give it a fair chance so I drank heavily for the next twenty five years, just to be sure. Simply put, it didn’t work out well and after many tries I quit for good almost fifteen years ago.

Some people can drink a beer or two and stop, something I not only couldn’t do but will never understand. I was the same kind of drinker as the infamous Charles Bukowski who summed it up perfectly: “So where do you go? Back to the bottle And back to a tiny room somewhere. And wait. And wait, and wait. That’s all.”

16 thoughts on “Best Served Cold

  1. Congratulations on your 15 years. I used to be a heavy drinker in my 20s to overcome shyness when out socially, but an ugly confrontation when a so-called friend went ‘berserk’ at a party when I was 30 convinced me that alcohol was not for me after all. I never went out with that partying, drinking, social group ever again.

    I’m so glad to me me now, not that artificial glittering party girl.

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