General stuff about vodka and drinking in Poland/world May 26, 2008 21:38:37 GMT 1
Post by Bonobo on May 26, 2008 21:38:37 GMT 1
I am not a true vegetarian, but as I indicated in another thread I am not very adventurous with meat dishes. Wouldn't it be better to be a temporary vegetarian than to offend someone by not eating the food he/she offered?
Oh, women`s deceptive tricks! hahaha
Would this logic apply to drinks like vodka as well? A former co-worker told me that if you travel to Russia you either drink vodka - and drink as much as they give you - or you don't (and if you don't you need to have a good reason why).
Yes. There is a saying in Russia, also exists in Poland but is treated as a joke - one who doesn`t drink is an informer. You know, drinking in Russia often takes place at work so a person who doesn`t drink sort of refuses to be an accomplice to a crime and others view him as a traitor...
He suggested saying that you are a recovering alcoholic to avoid having to drink too much! How would this go over in Poland???
Poles like drinking but are not drink enforcers. You may abstain from it and nobody is offended. If they are, it suggests very low class, e.g., winos drinking in the park. But I suppose you wouldn`t fraternise with such company in the first place....
In my case, I would probably pass out on the table after two drinks. Maybe I should ask Loco's g/f for her tips... ;D
Russian secret services advise their spies to eat a tin or two of sardines in oil before heavy drinking. Fatty food helps the organism fight the influence of alcohol. I have tried it and it really works.
But looking/being too sober involves certain risk. You have to carry your stoned friends out of the premises to taxis waiting outside. It can be tiring. One time I had to carry my wife`s cousin a long distance from the inn to his home where we stayed during winter vacation. It was in winter time, snow falling, no taxis because it was in a village. But I handled the situation. ;D ;D ;D
PS. Why pass out? Don`t you drink your whisky?