Last week were the country club swim and dive championships and there were a group of moms that were getting drunk. They were being loud and obnoxious so I went over to them and in a nice way suggested they switch to drinking ice tea or coffee. One mom got right in my face and started yelling at me.
Now these women have started saying mean things about me on social media and calling me the “sober police.” Do I fight back or just let it blow over? I’m confused how I’m the one who did anything wrong
Signed, Sober Mom
Sadly, there’s always a group of women who think alcohol is the fountain of youth. And by that I mean they see drinking as a way to show the world, “Hey, look at me I’m still fun. I can throw back three vodkas, chase it with Chardonnay and act like an idiot.”
My first reaction is that you did nothing wrong by suggesting a non alcoholic drink alternative. BUT since I wasn’t there I don’t know if you were “Little Miss Perfect” and acted like a sanctimonious ass and could be a smidgen deserving of the backlash. There’s also a chance that your definition of drunk maybe two lengthy swigs of an O’Douls.
For me the bigger and more important question is, if these moms were indeed intoxicated, did someone make sure they weren’t driving home with kids in the car?
As for the mean moms on social media issue I would do nothing. If you get involved all that’s going to do is escalate an issue that will slowly go away if you leave it alone. Trust me, these women will move on to another party, another drink and another target.
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