Thursday, 31 March 2016

26 Things Non-Drinkers Are Sick Of Hearing

26 Things Non-Drinkers Are Sick Of Hearing lifestyle Buzzfeed lifestyle blogger lists UK

I don't drink alcohol! I never have and never will! I know, it's crazy! Who does this girl think she is? She must be missing out on all the fun? Oh, its okay she's probably got a reason or something! Who would ever be crazy enough to not want to drink alcohol, or to experience what death feels like every Sunday morning! 

Me! That's who! I am ' crazy enough' to not want to drink and no I don't have a health or medical reason! It was a lifestyle choice that I made, probably when I was around 13 and so far I have stuck to it and I  will continue to do so into the future!

No! No, I am not judging you and No, I don't think any less of you because you drink alcohol! You chose to drink and I chose not! Just like I chose one brand of shampoo and you chose another. Don't let anyone ever tell you, there is something wrong with you for not drinking alcohol whether that be for a night or a long-term lifestyle choice!

YOU DO YOU BOO! 


1. So it's for health reasons yeah?

2. No!? It's for religious reasons then?

3. Don't be so boring!  

4. One drink doesn't hurt!

5. Oh so you are afraid the real you will come out

6. Come on...

7. So you don't drink because you don't like the taste? No one really drinks it for the taste!

8. Ohh I get it!!! You're pregnant!!!! 

9. Do you not get out much then? I mean if you don't drink why would you go to parties? 

10. You must be so boring to be around! The life and soul of the party I bet! 

11. You need to start living your life!!!  

12. I bet I can get your drunk! I can convert you!!! 

13. Sorry, I would have invited you to that party but you know you don't drink....we don't want you getting bored! 

14. Oh, so you think you are better than me?! 

15. Can I have all that spare money you must have?! I mean if you don't spend it on alcohol what on earth do you spend it on?

16. Omg you must hate me now! Am I really annoying drunk?!

17. That's so weird!!!! You are so weird!!! 

18. Do you actually do anything at parties? I mean is drinking the whole point! 

19. I bet you are so different drunk! 

20. No way, I bet you are not sober! You won't stay sober the whole night! 

21. Ohh you are doing it for charity! I will donate!! 
22. So what do you actually drink? Doesn't water get a bit boring?

23. You must be such a buzz kill

24. I would hate to go out with you on a night out! 

25. Oh, so you are the designated driver... I get it! 

26. Don't judge me!

As you can tell, I am quite passionate about the subject! I mean I can't be the only under 20's person ever that chooses not to drink out of their own free will? surely?

Have you ever heard any of these things being said to you? Or have you ever said any of them to someone else? Let me know in the comments below!

Thank you for reading, as always x 
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53 comments

  1. YES YES AND YES! I'm a non drinker for many reasons, I'm always feeling like I have to justify myself to people just because I'm a teenager that decides not to spend my weekends getting drunk out of my ass and nursing a hangover the next day. Rather have fun and be sober, then have to drink to feel good! Go you for making this post :) xx

    Lauren | itslaurenvictoria.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. YAY! Someone who gets my way of thinking, thank you x

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  2. Love this post, it must get so annoying!! I have a lot of friends that don't drink and when we go to parties they have just as good time as anyone, except people who don't know them are constantly asking these questions. It's stupid that people assume that because they don't drink means that they are boring or whatever, it's definitely not boring when we are dancing like idiots together and singing to all the year 8 songs ahhah! Love you mindset of just doing you, more people need to think like this and be less worried about what everyone else is doing!!Xx

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    1. Thank you very much! I wish some people would just back off and mind their own business sometimes x

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  3. Ah YES! thank you so much for sharing that post. I don't drink either, I never have and I'm sure I never will. Like you said, I don't judge people who do but I just think it's so sad that it's seen as weird or boring if you don't drink. Drinking seems to be so normal nowadays but I know it's just not for me & I wish people could accept that instead of being like 'oh yeah one day I'll get you to drink' or 'I'd love to see you drunk once' so annyoing!

    Sara / AboutLittleThiings

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    1. Yay! Sometimes I think I am the only one in the world who doesn't drink, this is so nice to hear you agree Sara x

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  4. I'm almost 30 and have never been drunk so I've heard some of these comments as well. And also that I'm so normal for being a non-drinker. Like yeah we are just like people in general, just without the alcohol./ida

    agirlofsomeimportance.com

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    1. its like people think were some special breed of human or alien or something

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  5. I don't drink either, but I feel really lucky that everyone I've ever met has just been accepting of it. Your comparison to the shampoo was great and I'll have to use it in the future if I need to! xo

    emsirose.blogspot.com

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    1. haha! I am glad you liked my analogy, please do feel free to use it x

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  6. Oops...don't want happened, trying again :D
    Finally someone makes a post about this! I want to make a post like this too someday :-)
    I don't drink and there is only one reason...I don't want to! I
    don't want to get drunk and "have fun" as they say.
    In all honesty I don't see anything fun about it.
    I don't really have people on my neck, however my sister is annoying. Telling me that I am a dull person and all that.
    Yeah well, she can keep thinking that...because I'm not drinking ever ;-)

    lifearoundris.com

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    1. Yes! If it doesn't seem like fun to you, you don't have to drink, Do more of what makes you happy x

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  7. Omg you've done it again! Well done! You've said what I have been thinking. I don't drink purely as I don't want to lose control of myself and I just think drinking will cause you to lose control. As well who wants to feel ill after a goodnight out, not me!x

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    1. You don't have to lose control. You can have 1 or 2 drinks and stop. You can control yourself if you want so.

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    2. Exactly! You can stay in control but its very easy not to! I don't know about you but even just the thought of that is enough to put me off xx

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    3. I think Hannah was trying to say that it's very easy to loose control even though you don't have to, which puts her off

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  8. I didn't start drinking until I went to uni and everyone was so shocked that I didn't want to or like drinking! I admire you for not cracking under the peer pressure - I really want to stop drinking completely
    Steph - http://nourishmeclean.blogspot.com

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    1. I can't wait till I go to uni then....:/

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  9. This is great. I don't like the taste of alcohol and I don't see why some people have to get stick for the decision not to drink. Great post - it's good to highlight something that many people wouldn't consider that often.

    Jemima x
    anotherrantingreader.blogspot.co.uk

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  10. Haha! I love drinking but it's a choice really! If you don't want to drunk, you shouldn't have to answer a million questions about it. It's like when people find out I don't eat meat and I get quizzed about that! It's tiring having the same conversations over and over again!

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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    1. ohh, I bet you get so many questions for being a vegetarian, i wish people could focus more on themselves some times x

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  11. I don't drink but thankfully never had those comments directed to me! It must get annoying xx
    www.blossomofhope.blogspot.com

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  12. I don't drink either and I always get asked what i spend my money on if it's not alcohol, people also always tell me that I definitely will drink when I'm older! I just say it's my decision, if you changed your drinking habits as you got older then great but we aren't the same people and when I make a decision I stick to it rather than following all social norms and drinking/changing what I do in order to 'fit in'.

    Emma C xx

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    1. I couldn't of put it better myself Emma x

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  13. I don't drink alcohol mainly because I'm not old enough just yet but I am not planning to in the future ! I would prefer to spend my money on more important things such as makeup rather than a drink that doesn't do much good for you ! Great post !

    Makeupwithmissa.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. haha! Got to love makeup! At least it lasts...

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  14. Never say never. You don't have to be wasted, an alcoholic, spend all your money on drinks etc. But you can have 1-2 drinks once in a while. Everything needs balance and self control. But don't say "I'll never drink" because trust me you will... ;)
    I feel that some people have the misconception that getting drunk is the only way to have fun. That's quite sad in my opinion though.
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    Stella from a Looks & Travels

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    1. I won't ever drink. I have quite bad anxiety and a very bad fear of being sick or vomiting. I will never drink alcohol for those reasons (and also the price, health reasons)

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  15. Yes yes yes and yes.
    Since I've moved into my wiser years (lol) I can find SO many more reasons not to drink! It's expensive, it wastes a whole weekend, it's a nightmare to get back home, my skin breaks out, it's got 759201 calories, it makes me bloated etc!!
    It's wrong for people to think nowadays that not drinking isn't normal, just shows how unhealthy our lifestyles have become!
    www.twocatsoneflat.com

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    1. Instead of asking people why they don't drink, we should ask them WHY they drink? That would be interesting to see their response x

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  16. I love this post! As a 16 (going on 17) year old, I feel there is a pressure to drink which I don't really want and also hangovers are horrible so no thank you.
    Róisín
    totallyro.blogspot.ie

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    1. Yes, there is a lot of pressure! Don't let it crack you though if you don't want to x

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  17. Omo same! I've only had a sip of my parents wine at Christmas to try it and that's all in my 17 years, I really don't like the smell or taste so I don't have it. I always get told I'm boring as I don't drink, I've also been not invited to parties because I don't. Such a relatable post ^_^ xx

    Sophie | http://ssophiespot.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. I have never been to any party, it doesn't really bother me, haha! Don't worry if you don't drink x

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  18. I get number 3 all the time. I do drink every now and then but I dont like to get drunk. Just because you dont drink doesnt mean you are boring. I still have an amazing time and better still, I end up remembering it all. Lol! X

    www.beautylifebecca.blogspot.com

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    1. aww, that is great you found a good balance x

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  19. Oh my goodness I completely agree. I recently decided I didn't want to drink alcohol anymore because I personally don't have a great time with it, I get headaches, I'm a lightweight and I just generally don't enjoy feeing drunk! I cannot even begin to tell you the amount of weird looks and rude comments I got for it! I've had people continuously call me boring all night because I didn't want to drink on a night out, even though I was the one dancing and laughing with my friends whilst they sat miserable in a corner because they felt awful from the alcohol! Like I have no problem with drinking alcohol, if I find a drink I genuinely like the taste of then yeah maybe I'll have a drink or two, but people genuinely get annoyed with me when I say I don't want to get drunk! Awesome post, couldn't agree more! xxx
    http://www.samanthafrances.co.uk

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    1. Thats such a shame people treated you like that! At least you are the one having a good time though x

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  20. I drink quite a bit but recently had to stop because I was on medication and honestly I didn't realise how annoying people were gonna be about it! This post is amazing thank you
    Beth| http://tonight-we-are-din0saurs.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thank you! Health should always come first x

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  21. Every time I decided not to drink for a couple of weeks bI get so berated by it from my friends so hate to imagine what it's like for you full time
    xx
    www.adrugstoraddiction.com

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  22. I like the way you've tackled the subject of this blog post and I agree with it but seriously, enough with the millions of exclamation marks at the end of each sentence. It looks shouty and contrived

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    1. I like to get my point across and portray my disgust of receiving these comments within my writing

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  23. I don't drink often but I can relate to this so much! I am so sick of hearing about people bragging about drinking or talking about how drunk they were last night and calling me boring. Honestly, if you need to drink all the time to have 'fun' are you really having fun?

    Hannah
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    daintyandivory.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. On Facebook is the worst, for year 8 drunk nights out, like really...

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  24. I relate to this so well, all the questions and comments you listed... I've heard them all before! I'm not a control freak but don't think I'd enjoy not knowing what I was doing. Plus a lot of these people can't actually remember what they did? To me that seems a bit of a waste of night and then the rest of the weekend is spent lying in bed feeling like death? Yeah sounds great fun...

    The most I've ever had is a few drinks and to be honest I can feel my legs going tingly at this point haha. When I do have a drink I always get the fruity ones, I may as well be having cherryade because it taste's no different!

    Ami x
    www.cranberryandapricot.com

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    1. I don't really understand why people drink, I am glad you can relate x

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  25. It's so weird that some people feel the need to judge you for not drinking alcohol. I drink maybe two to three times a year, everyone knows that and some people still feel the need to try and pressure me into drinking. I don't get that!

    xx Izzy | Qthee

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    1. No, its really stupid isn't it?! Its your life, your body and your choice after all x

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  26. Yes! The other one I hear is 'I don't trust people who don't drink' ....like, seriously!? Ugh it's so frustrating how people get all weird over alcohol. I had a friend who didn't drink for religious reasons and the amount of times some people would try slipping alcohol into his drink was ridiculous, because they thought it would be funny. Not cool!

    www.ameldi.com

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