The New Year is upon on us in Montreal and it can be a very delightful time or a very stressful time. The old tradition was to bring in the New Year with champagne bubbly. Many Montrealers went to parties and ended up in a drunken stupor. Now Montrealers in general are more cautious about the effect of alcohol on the body including impaired driving. Of course the best way to avoid alcohol is to go to a non alcoholic party or just stay home.
If you find yourself at an alcoholic party the hardest thing to do is say no you don’t drink. Some people do go for the polite excuses which is not as good but can work.
You can say I just finished my drink or,
Reaching your limit
You can say that you have had your limit for the evening. This one may or may not work, you may get the persistent guest who says, “ah come on just one more, the party has just begun.” The word limit is quite general and vague, what is a limit for one person is just the beginning of drinking for another. You may have to follow that one up with I do not want get sick, or I am feeling sick already or another excuse like I will be driving.
The more knowledgeable will understand that you want to control your blood sugar level especially if you are diabetic or trying to cut down.
to be continued