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    "Why aren't you drinking tonight?" Go-to strategies for when this question comes up

    Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:50 pm

    I reckon we all know this scene. You're at a party, everyone around you is holding a drink while you're trying to do it tee-total, and by 10 o'clock you've already been asked this question five times! :lol:

    Anyone want to share the best way to handle this scenario?

    I know someone people make it a point to drink coke or water, just to ensure there's a drink in their hand and no one is tempted to ask.

    Other ideas for responses:

    "I'm driving tonight"
    "I've got to get up early to run some errands"
    "I'm sticking to a diet/gym routine"

    Any other strategies/lines that could be helpful?
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