I haven’t been drinking much of any alcoholic beverages for many years — only a glass of wine maybe half a dozen times a year or so. My niece let me taste some of her beer last week and I liked it. I went and bought a 6 pack of Goose Island 312 at Binny’s on the way home. (Don’t worry, AA members, I wasn’t an alcoholic when I mostly quit drinking about 40 years ago. I just didn’t like it.)
I drank my first beer last night while watching TV, right out of the bottle. That’s how everybody seems to drink beer and it looks cool. I am 69 years old, but I still want to look cool. I only drank about 1/2 the bottle and then went to bed, leaving the open bottle on the table.
This morning, I was looking for a book, and since I have recently moved to a new apartment and am still only partially unpacked, the books were all still in cartons. My method of unpacking is, when you need something, unpack cartons and look for it. I unpacked all my books.
In the process, I knocked over the half-empty open beer bottle that was on the table. Now my apartment and some of my books smell like beer.
SO…. lessons I learned re beer in the house. 1) Don’t drink beer out of the bottle even though everybody else does it and it looks cool. 2) If you don’t know whether you will finish a bottle in one sitting, pour the beer in a glass, recap the bottle and put it back in the fridge. 3) Drink as much of the glass as you want. 4) If you don’t want the rest, pour the leftover beer down the sink. It is not something you will want to drink tomorrow. 5) Wash the glass. 6) Go to bed.
One wouldn’t think that a person of age 69 would need to learn these rules, but there you have it.