In my little coastal town
The main reason I only see my friends’ parents in these pubs is
because their kids, if still alive, became sober turning to Alcoholics
Anonymous or similar organizations, and they have all rejected the
Catholic Church. So, what I have in common with their parents is that I
did not reject the Church. I still see their parents at mass. Their
parents never got to the point where they had to refrain from alcohol
100% but I assume they are like me, in that the Church and its teachings
have instilled some kind of temperance that keeps us from going to the
point of no return. We are admonished against gluttony and debauchery
and with the help of our faith and our confessors, we somehow manage to
stay on the right track.
I suppose it’s healthier to drink zero alcohol than to drink like an
adult Irish Catholic but I’m grateful it’s a step I didn’t have to take.
There’s no getting around it. My friends should have listened to their
parents. That’s a given. This is probably too peculiar of an observation
to justify an “anyone else notice this?” but I’ll try anyway. Anyone?
Am I a food snob?
3 years ago