I Tried It In College, But No Thanks
I tried alcohol when I left home for college, but after about 6 months I stopped. Why?
1. Didn't like the taste. Still don't. Tastes like something I should be using to clean the kitchen, or wipe down the furniture.
2. Didn't like the people I ended up being around. On weekdays, when they were sober, they didn't seem to have anything to say about anything. (I realize some people drink just a little alcohol and don't get drunk.)
3. Didn't like the risks I took when I was drunk. Like the time I returned to sobriety and found myself in a car with a drunk driver going 90 mph. I wanted OUT but was trapped. Why I survived, I don't know.
It just wasn't the life for me. I will still try a little every now and then, such as when I'm with someone who's having one, and immediately regret it because the stuff leaves such a nasty taste. Oh, and it costs too much too. Give me fruit juice!