#8 Reason for not Drinking: Laziness
Because it would require a trip to the store and interrupt my important schedule of re-watching Fringe. Plus, my decaf PG Tips would get cold.
#9 Reason for not Drinking: giving checkers a break
My Grandpa always accused me of being a damn bleeding heart (liberal). I finally see what he means because I have come to feel sorry for the checkers who have to ring up my beer night after night. It’s got to take great fortitude for them to hold back the comments they want to make about how often they see me in their lines. In fact, just raising their eyebrows at me has got to be terribly wearisome, so one reason not to drink is to give those poor suckers a break.
As a side note, I want to be opposed to not drinking tonight and if I wasn’t so tired I’d definitely be casting off an irritated rant. As it is, I juiced about 20 Mandarin oranges today (surprisingly taxing activity), didn’t hit my stride with chapter 4 (so made very little progress), used up a bunch of apples by baking them with some sugar and cinnamon just so they wouldn’t go bad, did some dishes, went to the bank, made two runs to Max’s school, managed not to shower, folded two loads of laundry, and took pictures of mold. I mean, I barely have the energy to post this post, let alone work up a good gripe about another boring night of no alcohol. I just want you to know that I’m irritated in theory, just not in practice.