Gotta love UP!
Just to make it clear: If you drink, I don’t care. I don’t mind being around alcohol, and depending on what’s there I might ask to have a sip or two (alcohol is Not Good For My Heart so. you know. there’s that). I like wine and certain types of beers (I admit to being picky regarding beer).
My mom drinks responsibly. She has been the model of a responsible drinker since before I understood what that meant.
My father does not drink responsibly. He’s an alcoholic, after all. I likely drives while he’s drunk and that’s honestly one of the worst things to think about.
Gods, what if he’d had a seizure in the car??? I can’t think about that, I’m going to get even more upset.
To be entirely clear: it’s really just the quantity—-particularly the excess—-that bothers me, specifically an individual’s excess drinking.