Friday “night” impression

24.02.2006Osebno

While I was waiting at the bus station for Baya to go off work I thought about buying her a doughnut. There was a large queue at the cash-register and the clerk was arguing with some kids who wanted to buy alcohol. She said they looked under-aged (and they were short) and that she would not sell them the booze. The legal age for drinking in Slovenia is 15. When they wanted to convince her (again very poorly) one of the men waiting in line lost his nerves and shooed them out like a pack of hens (pack of hens? Flock? Bunch?).

Questions that popped to my head:

    1. It was 6 o`clock in the afternoon and they were buying booze? wtf? How addicted can you be?
    2. How did a x<15-teen (yeah, complicated) year olds get an idea in their heads that alcohol is good? I mean seriously…nobody seems to be asking that question.
    3. When they did not get alcohol…what did they do and where did they go next?
 

2 komentarjev na “Friday “night” impression

  1. Mojca

    The legal age for drinking in Slovenia is 15. Kva? Če se ne motm 7. in 9. člen Zakona o omejevanju porabe alkohola govorita o tem, da je prepovedana prodaja in ponudba alkoholnih pijač, mlajšim od 18 let. In če se (spet) ne motim, je 15 let meja za cigarete.

    It was 6 o`clock in the afternoon and they were buying booze? Navadn! Če hočjo bit do osmih mrtvi in do desetih, ko se morjo pobrat domov, trezni, je treba čimprej začet. 🙂 hehe

    How did a x

     
  2. ill-advised

    It was 6 o`clock in the afternoon and they were buying booze? wtf? How addicted can you be?

    I don’t see your point. What were they supposed to do? Buy it in the morning, bring it home, put it in the fridge and then drink it in the evening? What difference would that make?

    How did a x

    But why do you think they should have the idea that alcohol is good? All they need is the idea that the positive aspects of drinking alcohol on that particular evening outweigh the negative aspects. And I am not at all surprised that they should think this way. In this miserable world of ours, it’s extremely difficult for a sober person to be happy. Although I personally don’t have any experience with drunkenness, I find the idea of being insensible (as a drunk person might be) to the problems around me extremely appealing. The total number of happy moments experienced in one’s life may well turn out to be greater for a person who gets drunk occasionally than for a person who doesn’t. Even if the drunk dies a few years sooner, that may turn out to be but a small price to pay.

    Try to look at things from those kids’ point of view. What prospects does life offer them? Everything is quite absurd anyway. They’ll waste their youth at school, listening to ridiculous pedants droning on incessantly on some worthless, useless, uninteresting, immeasurably dull subject; then they’ll slave away at some inane office job for a few decades, put up with their nagging wives and children, and finally die, worn-out, old, and miserable. Who but a fool would not become a drunk when faced with such a future?

    Go drink! the world is naught but air.

    When they did not get alcohol…what did they do and where did they go next?

    Needless to say, I’ve no idea, but I hope they went somewhere else and got drunk anyway.

     

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