don't send me to get the wine

April 26th, 2006

I was going to a party tonight and you're 'supposed' to bring something. So I thought I would pick up a bottle of wine. Now, I'm totally the wrong person for this job, but since I wasn't going with anyone, I couldn't arrange it so that someone else would do it. See, I've actually bought alcohol maybe 10 times in my life. And that's amazing because I'm 24 and most people my age have been drunk more times in a month. So wine is no exception, I really have no idea what I'm doing. The only thing I know is too bitter is no good. When I enter the wine section of the supermarket, a section I otherwise never bother going into, I might as well be blindfolded trying to pin the tail on a donkey. So I just pick by labels, not by what they say but the way they look. Some bottles look really tacky with how the colors of the cork, the bottle and the label match. Some look more classy and I ended up picking a Bordeaux. Or at least that's what it claimed to be on the bottle, it was the one where half the bottles were missing, so I thought if people are buying this, maybe it's a good choice. It also happened to be among the cheapest they had, at €2.09. It doesn't cost much to get drunk in this country.

Although I was a bit late for the party, I came in as the very first guest. But since everyone brought drinks and this didn't turn out to be some drunken fiesta, noone actually touched any of the wine. Neither the one I got, nor the one that was already there, nor the ones that were brought in. They seemed a lot more interested in the beer.


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3 Responses to "don't send me to get the wine"

  1. ash says:

    You're 24? I did not know that.
    Come to think of it, I haven't really bought much alcohol ever (from an off licence anyway). Probably more than 10 times, but maybe less than 20.
    I don't really like wine at all because I'm an uncultured yob. Normally it's ok, but I've been given a cheap bottle of wine before (probably about 2 euros as well, I've no idea) and I was almost sick.

  2. erik says:

    Great. You guys just turned me into 'the drunk one' of this gathering :mad: :D

  3. numerodix says:

    Don't sweat it, you're in a purification program right :D