Wednesday, August 12, 2009

cultural eye rolling


So I'm reading this story, and two friends are catching up with a girls' night in - Brat pack movies, wine and M&Ms etc. And it gets to the end, their friends return, they're giggly, and they realise they've had a WHOLE BOTTLE OF WINE BETWEEN THEM.

Gasp! Not a whole bottle of wine between two people?

Ok, maybe my Irish binge drinking in a field perspective is the skewed one. What is healthy about liver damage and hangovers, after all?

But I can't help it! A WHOLE bottle of wine. No. Such excess!

8 comments:

Ms. Moon said...

Oh honey. It's all relative.

Mwa said...

Freakish. They're presumably not Belgian either.

jothemama said...

Sorry. Mwa. I'm afraid these could only be American sensibilities.

morgor said...

tee hee.
me and a female friend once drank a bottle of wine in 13 seconds for the craic.

perhaps not wise.

mammydiaries said...

There is deffo no other country this could be:) Hope your having a great day!

Xbox4NappyRash said...

I have never bought ONE bottle of wine, nor have I brought ONE bottle to someone's house.

just can't do it.

mary said...

I agree with NappyRash!
Never ONE, but all enjoyed!

Péitseoga said...

i probably would be drunk on half a bottle of wine these days... but i know what you mean.
in germany it's a bit of an age thing, when you're young (starting at 14 or 15) you drink lots, especially at the weekends, and nobody bats an eyelid. then when you're older and married it's frowned upon... especially for women! or maybe that's just my small hometown...