When I think back on my drinking it wasn’t just about drinking habits it was also about drinking rituals. Interestingly when I looked at the word ‘rituals’ on Wiki it said this:
In psychology, the term ritual is sometimes used in a technical sense for a repetitive behavior systematically used by a person to neutralize or prevent anxiety; it is a symptom of obsessive–compulsive disorder.
How very interesting?!
And I think for me it was a bit like this as I was a bit obsessive about my drinking. What do I mean by that? Well I had certain wine glasses that I preferred to drink out of – you know a ‘favourite’ and would be eager to replace them if they got broken. I would always have spare wine in the house so we NEVER ran out. The wine rack was filled regularly, the fridge always had a bottle of fizz, white and rose chilling in it (for unexpected guests of course!) and I used to love those supermarket offers that incentivised me to buy even more. Interestingly us UK folks love of a drink bargain may also be confirmed by recent University of Cambridge research that found end of aisle displays significantly increased sales of displayed products: 46% for spirits, 34% for wine and 23% for beer. So it wasn’t just me then?
If I was having the lie-in the next morning at the w/end I would almost always stay up beyond Mr HOF and sink another couple of glasses and smoke a couple more fags – like I needed them? Same with the fags had to always make sure there were 2 left in the pack for the following day. Not nuts much huh?
Was it just me with the drinking rituals or does this all sound familiar to you too? 🙂