reply to post by Greensage
"I doubt the OP is capable of getting "drunk", his tolerance for this substance is probably quite high (not a pun). "
---You are correct. I refrain from hard alcohol so i rarely get drunk anymore. I would have to drink about 20 of your average budwiesers to "feel"
drunk.. That is however not the point.
"Sadly, even if you never get "fined" your friend could run the risk of having his car impounded and his license taken from him and you cannot
justify any action on your part if it effects another. What I am saying is that it is a lesser evil if you only effect yourself and not another. "
---Again you make perfect sense. However me and my friend have both since moved on from our previous employment, he is no longer in danger from my
"I do hope that while you do seem to be an affirmed alcoholic that you take the time to realize how this disease will take you in the long run. The
scaring on your liver, the inability to produce bile and subsequently the loss of an ability to produce red blood cells is an terrible way to die."
"Have you begun any symptoms of alcohol poisoning yet? Is your skin flaking off because of the lack of natural oils? (your sweating may be worse on
you than you can know) Do you have fatty liver syndrome or gastritis (beer belly)? "
---While this is not the direction I was hoping the thread to go I do appreciate your concern.
"I do hope you reconsider your position on this issue. Your boss/friend does not deserve to be put in such a position and you owe it to another at
least to realize that by being in the vehicle with an open container you are indeed breaking the law. "
---I do realize that, and that is why I made this thread.
"This reminds me of the argument that smokers have, where they feel they should be allowed to smoke anywhere they want. Thankfully I live in a city
where smoking is prohibited even in a bar; all of our restaurants and public buildings are off-limits for smokers. Why? Because it effects others.
---My friend gave me consent, I fail to see how this is the same.
"I do hope you get help. I have watched alcoholics die. I have cared for alcoholics when they were bedridden and screaming in pain. My Grandfather
died this way and my Father is currently dying this way, although now my Father had half his colon removed and half his esophagus, he has had blood
transfusions repeatedly and time is not on his side, he is 66-years-old.
The thing is, it is just beer right? No, all alcohol is alcohol, and how it will kill you is the same regardless of the type of alcohol. Alcohol is
accumulative in its damage to your Systems. Every beer adds to the damage, every beer! "
--- I am much better then I was, I appreciate your concern, sincerely. but again this is off topic. I laid out the alcoholism not as the subject of
the thread, but a means to help others understand how my opinion was formed, in the spirit of good debate and honesty.
"You can stop now and find yourself living longer and dying with less pain. You can take every dollar you would have spent and do good things for
others. Please take to heart when you put others at risk by your selfish actions."
--- I am afraid the actual intent of the thread was lost on you. My good will to you and a smile
and a Hug for you to give to your Father, Thank
you again for your kind considerations.
Starred for your compassion,