You're gonna resent me for this but I never drank. Tried it once, didn't like it, never drank again. It tasted like gasoline, made me feel dull-witted and my friends were acting like morons. I didn't feel like doing it again and within a year I had tried weed, liked it, and decided one inebriant was enough.

No alcoholism gene in my family, we're very lucky.

Congratulations on your sobriety. Keep it up.

It's a problem for me; in Vietnam people hear "I don't drink" as "I won't drink with you" and just can't imagine why someone wouldn't drink beer. Men never meet socially without drinking, and a job interview might include a question about how many beers you can drink.

Drinking was not a temptation that I found the fortitude to resist; it was not a temptation at all. The experience was distasteful, in both senses of the word.

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American Software Developer living in Vietnam. Classical musician (guitar, woodwinds), weightlifter, multilingual, misanthrope • XY

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