I’m turning 21 in less than 2 weeks
Yay, Happy Birthday to me, blah blah blah, you couldn’t care less.
So I was talking to my friend (whose 21st b-day is a few days after mine) and was lamenting the fact that 21 is considered this big official number and we can DRINK in the non-Jewish realm, but really who cares because being Jewish I drink at least twice a week on Shabbos between the fish and meat. Never mind there being Kiddush, and l’chaims that I’ve regularly participated in since I was old enough to hold a cup with two hands.
My friend snorted and told me that Moscoto d’Asti doesn’t count. I protested that I don’t drink Moscoti d’Asti, but that I’m a real drinker, who drinks GlenLivet, Crown Royal, and Frangelico (ok, Frangelico is lady stuff).
My friend then snorted at me again and told me that I am not a drinker. I responded by the simple act of me drinking an alcoholic beverage on a regular basis does in fact qualify me.
“Did you ever get drunk, wake up with a headache type thing?”
I responded in the negative, but I have gotten a nice buzz a few times
“Doesn’t count.” She stated simply. I argued that it does…why do I need to be alcoholic to qualify as a drinker, can the title smoker be attributed only to one who have gotten lung cancer as a result?
Do what do you say, am I drinker, or do I need to down a lot more come the 27th?