When I went to a Halloween party last weekend I poured my coke zero into a wine glass. I did the same thing in Venice when my husband and I went out for a fancy dinner.
Big deal, right?
I think it might be a big deal because it’s been troubling me quite a lot. I saw a photo of me holding a wine glass with coke zero in and it just felt wrong!
In Venice I just thought it looked more glamorous to drink out of a wine glass.
At the Halloween party I did it to make everyone else comfortable, or maybe to make myself less conspicuous. I didn’t want everyone asking me if I wanted a drink.
The reason this is bugging me is that by putting my soft drink in a wine glass I am subliminally telling myself I am making a sacrifice. I am reinforcing the idea that I am missing out on something marvelous by choosing not to drink.
I’ve quit drinking, and wine glasses in my world are not JUST glasses.
They are a reminder of my old life. A reminder of an addiction that was destroying me and my family. A reminder of ethanol, an addictive poisonous substance that very nearly cost me my life.
So no more wine glasses, Im chucking them into the bin today!
Need to keep an eye on the brainwashing that booze is cool, fun an glamorous. It creeps in when you’re not looking.