By fuck you, dad - 27/09/2012 18:36 - United Kingdom - Brighton
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46-there is a difference from what your father did and what a responsible parent would do IMO. I think getting you alcohol would encourage you to experiment more freely and cause a higher chance of getting in trouble because of this. I don't mean you were/are a drunk or ever were irresponsible, just it's how I think most kids would react. I am personally proud that I have never been drunk before, but my brother started when he was 17. My parents allowed a beer with dinner at 18, but they were always DD's at 3 am because they knew that it was more important to get everyone home safe and not need to worry about drunk driving because he was scared of getting caught. They never punished him for drinking, they knew it wouldn't stop him so why cause the mistrust? He never drove even a little buzzed because of them and now at 22 he is a very responsible drinker and has never over done it.
46- If your dad gives you alcohol to stop you from drinking irresponsibly and causing trouble, he must not have very much faith in your ability to do the right thing. IMO, it would be more wise for him to not give you alcohol, and let you make your own mistakes. It may sound harsh, but how else would you learn about being responsible? It's not as if it's mandatory to get hammered drunk and knock over mailboxes.
67- Good point, I thumbed you up. Still, I stand by my principles. I can understand an occasional sip at 5, but those years of brain development are so crucial. Not to say that Europeans are brain damaged, far from it. But it may hold some people back from their full potential. Just my opinion, no offense is intended to you or anyone.
Just out of curiosity, how old are you? No matter what, he's definitely a hypocrite. Sorry!
Are you by any chance under age? It's obviously a problem in your family, he's just trying to stop you from becoming him.
How can you tell if it's a problem just from this? Just because he can drink a lot in one sitting? My parents like to share a bottle of wine once in a while, but they aren't alcoholics. OP's dad just doesn't want him to drink, probably because he thinks he is too young.
Well first of all I covered the to young part. Second of all the word choice says allot, read between the lines, "less uptight than usual" suggesting op has tried to get a drink before. " degenerate drunk" so there is obviously a problem, it also shows the father is worried, meaning there is something to worry about. I can go on into more detail, but I think you get the idea, now you try it its fun.
Most bottles of wine only hold 3 maybe 4 glasses. Clearly not enough to get him that loose that you should think that he wouldn't mind you drinking some. (I'm guessing you're under age.)