The other night I was out with a couple of friends, Lostplum and Alejandra (anyone who follows any of us on Twitter already knows all about it). It was a girl’s night out in the classic sense. We went to an easygoing local bar with too-strong drinks and good food. The plan was to hang out and have a good time. No men were factored into the picture (it’s SO not the place a girl would go to meet guys).
We’d been there of couple hours and had plenty to drink (I’d already said I’d had enough) when one of the local characters started to talk to/flirt with us. He was a much older gentleman and so he wasn’t realistically trying to hit on us. It was all in good fun. Anyway, he ended up buying us another round (or two?) of drinks.
By the time we all left, we were beyond smashed. Beyond.
Anyway, this got me to thinking about the whole “let me buy you a drink” thing. Men in bars buying drinks for women who are already drunk. It happens all the time. I’m not blaming anyone or pointing fingers. Everyone is responsible for monitoring their own intake of alcohol. And if someone isn’t responsible enough to do that then they shouldn’t be drinking.
But the whole, “let me buy you a drink” thing – it’s one of the reasons I stopped hanging out in bars (I used to spend quite a bit of time in bars, and then I stopped). Because it’s so easy to say yes. And then the next thing you know, anything can happen.
Tags: bar, drunk, food