I read an advice columnist today who published a letter about a disagreement between a couple about to be married. The letter writer related wanting to have their wedding alcohol-free, but the intended’s family wanted to have a open bar, so much so they were offering to pay for half of it. Yadda yadda yadaa, sparks fly, much wailing ensues.
Here’s my question: in her response, the columnist said something like, “If you have an alcohol-free event, people will just sneak in a flask and drink anyway.”
And I thought, “Huh?”
Is this high-school? In the fifties?
I enjoy a drink at an event as much as the next guy, but if I were invited to a wedding and found it to be alcohol-free on arrival, I’d drink punch and be fine. If I knew a week ahead of time it was going to be alcohol-free, I’d … go, drink punch, and be fine. I can’t imagine the mindset, for adults, that ends up with the decision to bring a flask into a wedding party so you can drink booze.
Am I off-base here?