Too much drinking

Hey it’s me here, Anonymous, coming to you from your newspaper.

Get a snack, settle in because I’m about to tell you all about drinking, more specifically me drinking and if you’re reading this article you’re one of the reasons why . . . Jokes.

I’m such a hypocrite right? Here I am talking to you all about drinking. Drinking? Yep.

I always told myself and everyone around me that drinking at 16 was too young, it’ll kill off your brain cells blah blah blah. But no, here I am talking about my drinking experience, parties and all that fun stuff.

Oh and I’m 16.

It’s funny actually when I look back, how set I was on not drinking, it’s funny because I don’t know why that changed.

My first party wasn’t even classified as a ‘party’, it was more of a ‘drinks’ or ‘gathering’ as my friends like to say. I wasn’t allowed to drink that night and I was okay with that, yet I found myself having a few innocent sips from my friends drinks.

I was 100 percent sober that night with a major sugar rush but my friends on the other hand, well let’s just say they got a bit wild. They drink way too much for their little bodies to handle, sculling them back, one after another which is is definitely a recurring theme with all teenage drinkers.

I mean I think it’s okay to drink but I find it really alarming when people drink too much. It’s a scary world out there kiddies and if you aren’t careful something terrible will happen — I guess if you all keep up your drinking habits you’ll soon realise that on your own.

So let’s fast forward to the first time I officially drank alcohol, which was at my cousin’s 21st.

I remember when we first got there I was really shy and self-conscious about how I looked and how I should act. I remember going up to my dad saying “Drink. Now”, like I needed it to settle my nerves or something.

Now I only drank two lemon and lime long whites ‘officially’ but I also had a sneaky shot of tequila.

Tequila? Yeah, so that happened but in my defence I didn’t know what it was until I drank it. Oopsie daisy.

Okay so when was my next party? After the 21st I practically became an alcoholic going to parties every weekend, getting absolutely wild! Yahoo! Yipee!

Can you sense the sarcasm? No, I’m not funny? Okay, cool glad we covered that.

Now back to my brooding seriousness, I think after the 21st it was my best friend’s sweet 16! I was allowed to take the usual long whites but this time I took the whole box and tried the raspberry flavour. I’ve got to switch it up if I’m going to parties all the time right? But honestly though it was mainly because the lemon and lime was really gross.

Now I know what you’re thinking. “Wow four long whites! You must off been off your rockers”.

Well no Jimmy, no I was not. I’ll have you know I can actually handle my jandal unlike some.

My friends for example, well let’s just say they do not but hey, this article isn’t about judging everyone it’s simply stating the teenage life form’s drinking habits.

Just recently I went to a party with good old lemon, lime and bitters. “You did what?!”

Yes, you don’t always need to constantly drink alcohol at parties and quite frankly, I think I’m gonna lay low off the alcohol until next year when I can buy my own!

Now for all those parents out there reading this I advise you to stop reading here because what I’m about to tell you will blow your minds!

Please tell me you didn’t take that seriously.

If you know who I am, you would know that I’m just an innocent (debatable), naive (unjustified) 16-year-old who has yet to see the scary world.

If I’m being totally honest all the crazy stuff I’ve witnessed has been on people’s snapchat stories and other social media platforms.

I’ve seen hairy bums, chunky vomit, people taking drugs . . . I get so jealous when I see that!

There’s that pesky sarcasm again.

The parties that I’ve been to have been pretty tame with very few people. I mean there’s binge drinking yes, but everyone just dances like crazy and sings at the top of their lungs, which is why I love going to parties — to hang out with my best friends and make memories.

I want you to go away from this article and realise that it’s okay to have different views about drinking, it’s okay not to drink, it’s okay to drink but in moderation people!

Hey it’s me here, Anonymous, coming to you from your newspaper.

Get a snack, settle in because I’m about to tell you all about drinking, more specifically me drinking and if you’re reading this article you’re one of the reasons why . . . Jokes.

I’m such a hypocrite right? Here I am talking to you all about drinking. Drinking? Yep.

I always told myself and everyone around me that drinking at 16 was too young, it’ll kill off your brain cells blah blah blah. But no, here I am talking about my drinking experience, parties and all that fun stuff.

Oh and I’m 16.

It’s funny actually when I look back, how set I was on not drinking, it’s funny because I don’t know why that changed.

My first party wasn’t even classified as a ‘party’, it was more of a ‘drinks’ or ‘gathering’ as my friends like to say. I wasn’t allowed to drink that night and I was okay with that, yet I found myself having a few innocent sips from my friends drinks.

I was 100 percent sober that night with a major sugar rush but my friends on the other hand, well let’s just say they got a bit wild. They drink way too much for their little bodies to handle, sculling them back, one after another which is is definitely a recurring theme with all teenage drinkers.

I mean I think it’s okay to drink but I find it really alarming when people drink too much. It’s a scary world out there kiddies and if you aren’t careful something terrible will happen — I guess if you all keep up your drinking habits you’ll soon realise that on your own.

So let’s fast forward to the first time I officially drank alcohol, which was at my cousin’s 21st.

I remember when we first got there I was really shy and self-conscious about how I looked and how I should act. I remember going up to my dad saying “Drink. Now”, like I needed it to settle my nerves or something.

Now I only drank two lemon and lime long whites ‘officially’ but I also had a sneaky shot of tequila.

Tequila? Yeah, so that happened but in my defence I didn’t know what it was until I drank it. Oopsie daisy.

Okay so when was my next party? After the 21st I practically became an alcoholic going to parties every weekend, getting absolutely wild! Yahoo! Yipee!

Can you sense the sarcasm? No, I’m not funny? Okay, cool glad we covered that.

Now back to my brooding seriousness, I think after the 21st it was my best friend’s sweet 16! I was allowed to take the usual long whites but this time I took the whole box and tried the raspberry flavour. I’ve got to switch it up if I’m going to parties all the time right? But honestly though it was mainly because the lemon and lime was really gross.

Now I know what you’re thinking. “Wow four long whites! You must off been off your rockers”.

Well no Jimmy, no I was not. I’ll have you know I can actually handle my jandal unlike some.

My friends for example, well let’s just say they do not but hey, this article isn’t about judging everyone it’s simply stating the teenage life form’s drinking habits.

Just recently I went to a party with good old lemon, lime and bitters. “You did what?!”

Yes, you don’t always need to constantly drink alcohol at parties and quite frankly, I think I’m gonna lay low off the alcohol until next year when I can buy my own!

Now for all those parents out there reading this I advise you to stop reading here because what I’m about to tell you will blow your minds!

Please tell me you didn’t take that seriously.

If you know who I am, you would know that I’m just an innocent (debatable), naive (unjustified) 16-year-old who has yet to see the scary world.

If I’m being totally honest all the crazy stuff I’ve witnessed has been on people’s snapchat stories and other social media platforms.

I’ve seen hairy bums, chunky vomit, people taking drugs . . . I get so jealous when I see that!

There’s that pesky sarcasm again.

The parties that I’ve been to have been pretty tame with very few people. I mean there’s binge drinking yes, but everyone just dances like crazy and sings at the top of their lungs, which is why I love going to parties — to hang out with my best friends and make memories.

I want you to go away from this article and realise that it’s okay to have different views about drinking, it’s okay not to drink, it’s okay to drink but in moderation people!



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