Thursday, January 17, 2019

Perhaps my most unpopular opinion.

I have a lot of unpopular opinions. For example, I don't like the show Friends. Brunch is lame. I think the movie Frozen is beyond stupid. Beyoncé  is average at best and heinous at worst.

I could go on.

But my current unpopular opinion is that "wine/booze culture" is absurd, unnecessary, and maybe dangerous? I just think that if a substance causes 2 million people worldwide to seek help, then maybe it's something we should be taking more seriously than "slap a phrase on some socks lol."

I also overhear a lot of like, "drunk mom culture" at work. And while it's charming in a way (moms aren't Pinterest perfect, and that's GOOD), I think it's sad. There are people out there who would kill to be mothers and for whatever reason, aren't. And you go around complaining that the only way you can handle it is to drink. Get stuffed.

Add to that the stupidity of selling an assortment of non-alcohol related items that say stupid shit like "Rosé  all day!" and like, I'm done. The above picture shows a plethora of products that have to do with drinking culture, and all of it was taken in the same store that sells accessories. As in, jewelry and scarves and stuff. Nothing even remotely to do with wine or drinking.

Again, I know this comes off as sanctimonious, especially from a teetotaler. But it's my blog and I can write my opinions. Maybe marketing companies should reconsider this whole thing. Alcoholism is a disease, and the casual way we're normalizing it is not okay. 

End rant.

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