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Old 05-05-2011, 02:21 PM
 
Location: Tampa bay
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I do not go to bars anymore. Ever!
BUT (!)....if you go to a bar then you can do whatever you want, dammit!
I've gone to bars with a friend and told the bartender, "Two milks, please".
you are darn right!
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Old 05-06-2011, 11:38 AM
 
Location: Central North Carolina
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I didn't read all the replies, so forgive me if this has been covered, but I see nothing wrong with it at all. The word Pub is derived from "public house". The whole idea behind it is a place for people to gather and get together. Personally, I don't think Alchohol is the main point.


With that said, I will ask this cautiously, but I wonder if you are being a bit defensive about it. I've gone to bars many times and not drink (usually I do though), and never got a second thought. DD's are socially acceptable, and in most cases appreciated. And I really think that if you are not being judgemental that people are more wrapped up in their own good time, then to worry about what you are or are not drinking. To take it a step further, if you are having a Coke, how do they know it's not a Rum and Coke? IMO, I think you may be overthinking it....

Just my $0.02
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Old 05-06-2011, 11:43 AM
 
Location: Cincinnati
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sometimes one goes to the bar to drink and wants someone to drink with. so if that was the expectation going in, perhaps your drinking buddy would be annoyed. if it is just hanging out with friends at a bar, watching sports or talking or playing games, no one should care if you drink or not.
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Old 10-05-2012, 01:48 AM
 
Location: In the sticks, SC
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I'm usually too drunk to give a damn
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Old 10-06-2012, 10:29 AM
 
Location: Chicago, chicago, it's my kinda town
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If someone really cares that you are not drinking then someone really has too much time on their hands.
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Old 10-06-2012, 10:41 AM
 
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People have their reasons whether it be they simply don't want to drink, are allergic to alcohol, they are the designated driver, they're pregnant, or they're a recovering alcoholic. It's nobody's place to judge somebody for not having an alcoholic beverage in a bar. If people are bothered by it, that's on them. I drink but there's times I go out to a bar and I don't feel like drinking and will just have a soda and other times I go for the gold medal in drinking, lol.
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Old 10-06-2012, 06:50 PM
 
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Op if the poeple you hangout with think your a idot because you don't drink then you are hanging out with the wrong people;plain and simple.
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Old 10-08-2012, 12:44 AM
 
Location: Volcano
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How do I feel about people who go into a bar and don't drink? I feel glad there are some designated drivers in the house!
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Old 10-08-2012, 10:37 AM
 
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i really don't care. i go to a bar to drink. going to bar and not drinking even one beer is idiotic, but whatever floats their boat.
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Old 10-08-2012, 10:47 AM
 
Location: The land of infinite variety!
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As a part time bartender for many years (Hey!! The $$ is great for part time work!!) it was always nice to have that sober person' to talk to since being in a bar full of 'tipsies' can leave the workers feeling out of sorts as well.

Don't know that we came off any different to them than they came off to us!! All was fun, and at the end of the night you could think that person (and passengers, if they were a DD) would have a safe trip home.

My oldest son doesn't drink, but he often goes out with friends and plays DD for them. He enjoys the music or plays pool and they appreciate having him along.
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