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A friend of mine recently attended a 'Champaign Lunch', where he was compelled drink as much fizzy stuff as he could between the first and last courses. In an ideal world we'd ask restaurant staff to tell us stories about fatties stuffing themselves at All You Can Eat places, but we recognise that our members don't all work in the catering trade, so for the rest of you - tell us something about abusing freebies. BTW: Bee puns = you fail.

(, Thu 8 Nov 2007, 14:16)
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Winey children
No, that's not a typo: SwiftyisNOTevil's post from yesterday reminds me of one of my own jeuvenile encounters with boozy grape juice.

To set the scene, there's a couple of things you need to know about my 'rents when I was young. The first is that they were a "host family" for overseas students from the local university: the idea was that they would act as surrogate family if necessary, provide the odd hot meal once a term, and so on. The other is that they always had a creditably mature approach to booze - giving me whisky at six weeks old notwithstanding - such that they were always happy for me to try a sip, and, from the age of about 8, to let me have a glass of wine with meals. (In retrospect, that explains quite a lot.)

Anyway: one evening in the mid '80s, the university held a reception for these host families. Wine was provided. I was taken along.

I decided that I was thirsty, so went along to the drinks table. The orange juice didn't attract me, so I asked for a couple of glasses of medium white. The person serving assumed, reasonably enough, that I was going to take them to my parents, who were standing just behind me.

I still smile when I think of the look on his face as he watched a nine-year-old calmly down both glasses in two expert glugs.
(, Wed 14 Nov 2007, 10:42, 4 replies)
and gets back to not doing a lot!
(, Wed 14 Nov 2007, 13:49, closed)
Nice one
It sounds like your 9 year old self could drink my 11 year old self under the table.

It's a shame we don't have a time machine - that's a drinking competition I would love to watch
(, Wed 14 Nov 2007, 15:03, closed)
It's a real shame that my 9-year-old self could probably drink my nearly-31-year-old self under the table, too. Bollocks.
(, Wed 14 Nov 2007, 15:17, closed)
I'd have paid to see that little feat--not to mention the reaction.

Wine - Free.
Expression of shock and horror - Priceless.
(, Wed 14 Nov 2007, 21:10, closed)

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