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  • How much booze do you get through?
  • duncancallum
    Full Member

    Varies for me. Left to my own devices i could happily do 4 to 5 bottles of red a week or 4 to 5 beers a night for 5 nights.

    I try and only do 3 nights on it but depending how fed up I am Thursday is sometimes on the cards

    Heavier night seems to be Sunday #Monday fear.

    jambourgie
    Free Member

    My nan was one of the smartest people I knew. She was very active in the garden and ate very little, but she chain-smoked rollies from a very young age and drank wine from the box from getting up in the morning until bedtime.

    Then one day out of the blue aged 88 she just died!

    Keep away from this stuff. They’re killers!

    edhornby
    Full Member

    mostly one a night, sometimes none, weekend maybe two or three units – AF beer bought online at the same time as full-fat beer enables this

    IdleJon
    Full Member

    My nan was one of the smartest people I knew. She was very active in the garden and ate very little, but she chain-smoked rollies from a very young age and drank wine from the box from getting up in the morning until bedtime.

    I think you’re being slightly sarcastic here, but I’ll take the baton.. 😀

    She sounds like my grandparents, all smokers, all drinkers to some extent. All dead, mainly in their 60s, early 70s, one in his early 50s. But, what I need to add to the alcohol and smoking is that they generally tended to come from very deprived backgrounds, have a terrible diet by modern standards, and have worked in some appallingly toxic places. (Nickel works, munitions factories, and so on.), and lived their lives surrounded by poor air quality and other chain smokers, as per the norm pre-80s.

    Frankly, I’d be more amazed if any of them had made it to their 80s. 😀

    ernielynch
    Free Member

    Then one day out of the blue aged 88 she just died!

    Jeanne Calment, who at the time was the oldest woman in the world, gave up smoking at the age of 117. Five years later she was dead!

    dazh
    Full Member

    I’m have a pretty active social life, including being out on school nights, which tends to involve sinking a few.

    This. For example the last week:

    Friday – Out with mates in Manchester, about 6 pints
    Saturday – MTB ride followed by pub, then a 40th birthday party in the evening, 8 pints at least
    Sunday – Friend over visiting, a takeaway curry and a few beers at home.
    Monday – Down the pub with a mate in the afternoon, then ran into some other mates and stayed out longer than planned. Another 8 pinter
    Tuesday – The weekly tuesday night MTB ride, followed by pub and 4 pints
    Wednesday – Down the pub to see a mate who’s leaving the country. Another 4 pints

    And this is not an atypical week. I suppose I could stay in and not see anyone, or not drink when everyone around me is, which would be even worse. All I know is that without the social life (much of which revolves around bike riding) I’d be lonely, miserable and depressed, which IMO is much more dangerous for my health.

    nedrapier
    Full Member

    Too much, some social, some not. Had a bit of a scare when I just totted up last week’s total. Relieved when I took another look and realised I’d counted the bottles that my wife and I had shared, rather than just my half.

    Still. Not all necessary, looking to keep a closer eye on myself!

    Daffy
    Full Member

    Heck, you drank in 6 days what it would take me almost 60days to get through. I think I’d wet myself after 4 pints of anything.

    franksinatra
    Full Member

    This. For example the last week:

    Friday – Out with mates in Manchester, about 6 pints
    Saturday – MTB ride followed by pub, then a 40th birthday party in the evening, 8 pints at least
    Sunday – Friend over visiting, a takeaway curry and a few beers at home.
    Monday – Down the pub with a mate in the afternoon, then ran into some other mates and stayed out longer than planned. Another 8 pinter
    Tuesday – The weekly tuesday night MTB ride, followed by pub and 4 pints
    Wednesday – Down the pub to see a mate who’s leaving the country. Another 4 pints

    Fun Police have been doing the sums. ONS Stats say average pint is now £3.95. So that week in the pub has cost around £120. That is not including takeaway and beers at home.

    kelvin
    Full Member

    And this is not an atypical week.

    Blimey! 🥴

    dazh
    Full Member

    ONS Stats say average pint is now £3.95.

    If only. Apart from the 40th birthday party which was at the cheap local cricket club it was all 5-6 quid a pint. Reckon I spend about £600 a month on ‘socialising’. It’s worth it.

    kelvin
    Full Member

    Ignore our comments… it’s mostly jealousy (well, it is on my part anyway).

    dazh
    Full Member

    Ignore our comments…

    If it wasn’t for the fact that it’s pissing it down I’d be on the weekly road ride tonight, and you can guess where that ends (your local actually!). This weekend I’m up in Newcastle visiting family and some old mates, which won’t offer any respite.

    weeksy
    Full Member

    ONS Stats say average pint is now £3.95.

    I’d drink a lot more if that were the case 😀

    kelvin
    Full Member

    This weekend I’m up in Newcastle visiting family and some old mates, which won’t offer any respite.

    Newcastle is probably the best city to go out in right now (just don’t tell anyone).

    I’d drink a lot more if that were the case 😀

    Yeah, get a schooner for that price and you’re doing well. Assuming you actually like beer that is. I’m very much in the “drink less, drink good stuff” category. If beer was cheaper, or I was richer, then I’d drink more, for sure.

    nickc
    Full Member

     I think I’d wet myself after 4 pints of anything.

    This is me also. I just can’t handle the quantity these days.

    binners
    Full Member

    120 quid a week?

    PFFT!

    You’re clearly unfamiliar with what Daz drinks

    Only IPA’s distilled from the tears of angels, at exactly 2,000ft above sea level

    jambourgie
    Free Member

    Jeanne Calment, who at the time was the oldest woman in the world, gave up smoking at the age of 117. Five years later she was dead!

    Wonder why she gave up? Can’t have been for longevity reasons… 🙂 I suspect a pious hectoring relative. I was my poor old nan’s only mate for the last years, most of the family having shunned her punitively over the smoking. Or at least using that as an excuse not to visit.

    I used to smoke heavily myself but like Binners, gave up about ten years ago after noticing diminishing returns, plus it being generally harder to smoke anywhere. Since then I’ve struggled with my weight which I’m not certain is the greater evil. I’m sometimes tempted to take up vaping if only for weight control. I assume it’s the nicotine that is an appetite depressant, plus  the having a fag/vape in place of eating’ thing… any vapers care to share their experience? Bit of a thread detour I suppose, soz.

    IdleJon
    Full Member

    If beer was cheaper, or I was richer, then I’d drink more, for sure.

    Years ago, I was dreaming about what I’d do if I won the lottery and one of the ideas was to travel around Europe buying good wine and whisky, stocking up a good wine cellar, and then I realised what I’d actually turn into. I’d have no self control, and would be inebriated from lunchtime every day. I’d still like to win the lottery, of course, but I’d probably not stockpile booze in the house, with easy access. 😀

    Jordan
    Full Member

    jambourgie

    My nan was one of the smartest people I knew. She was very active in the garden and ate very little, but she chain-smoked rollies from a very young age and drank wine from the box from getting up in the morning until bedtime.

    Then one day out of the blue aged 88 she just died!

    Reminds me of my late Uncle Jim. Smoked unfiltered woodbines until the day he died at 96 after a life of outdoor farm and quarry work. Spent everyday of his retirement until not long before he died out collecting wood and then sawing/chopping logs which he mostly gave away.
    Not a big drinker though, had a glass of port every night of his life following an illness when young and the local quack advised him to drink port as it was good for the blood and the odd pint while out playing dominos.
    Never had a woman in his life……………

    gobuchul
    Free Member

    The thing about the 6 pint a week limit, is that I and a lot of people I know drink more than that.

    No-one seems to suffer any significant problems.

    That’s why it’s looked at quite cynically.

    jambourgie
    Free Member

    Never had a woman in his life……………

    Bingo. Uncle Jim wasn’t daft!

    ernielynch
    Free Member

    take up vaping if only for weight control. I assume it’s the nicotine that is an appetite depressant

    Yup, nicotine is a pretty effective appetite suppressant, but so also is strong coffee imo.

    IdleJon
    Full Member

    Never had a woman in his life……………

    Bingo. Uncle Jim wasn’t daft!

    I’m trying to work out how he avoided women by going to bingo? 😀

    dazh
    Full Member

    You’re clearly unfamiliar with what Daz drinks

    I was secretly relieved when the local craft ale bottle shop closed last year. Saved me about 40 quid a week. I do miss the £9 a bottle belgian lambics though.

    Cougar
    Full Member

    ONS Stats say average pint is now £3.95.

    I’d drink a lot more if that were the case 😀

    I’d drink a lot less if that were the case. 😀

    There’s a lot of variables to an “average” price of a pint. A pint of fizzy pish from the Manchester Arena recently I think came to eight quid. At the other end you’ve got old men’s pubs in Northern towns turning out “bitter” and “lager” for sub-£2. And then there’s the perpetual anomaly that is London.

    When I was drinking in pubs semi-regularly (like, once a fortnight) pre-Covid and pre house move, the going rate pretty much everywhere in town was about £2.60. I don’t actually know what it would be today, my local is a little real ale pub that shuts at 9pm so probably isn’t typical of the area.

    gnusmas
    Full Member

    Don’t drink much at all if I’m honest. Had a couple of drinks at Easter, before that was new year, before that was the start of lockdown.
    Guess there’s a bonus to being stuck in the house every night, gets a bit boring having a drink by yourself after a while.

    binners
    Full Member

    We’re presently watching a good friend who was, for a while, a functioning alcoholic descend into becoming very much a non-functioning alcoholic

    Thats literally and metaphorically a very sobering experience

    It’s tragic. Short of kidnapping them and locking them up, theres absolutely nothing you can do

    kelvin
    Full Member

    Thanks for the clunking reality check.

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