One of the biggest differences between the UK and Canada is their drinking culture. I won’t go too much into the details of it but believe me, its entirely different. Drinking here seems to be a regular part of the culture as snow is for Canadian Winters.
I am not complaining though as I quite enjoy the culture as along with the drinking comes a very social atmosphere (and I am never one to turn down an opportunity to be social). I think because people don’t have huge houses they tend to use the pub as a living room and meet up with their friends at the pub as you would have them to your house. Plus, and this is probably why we dont’ do it much in Canada, no one drives so the ‘I’ve got my car’ excuse doenst’ work cause there is always a bus/train/tube that can get you home.
Anyway the point to my ramble is that I am marginally hungover today…yes today, Thursday because I went out with work colleagues on a Wednesday night! Wednesday night, typically reserved at home for CSI and American Idol but here, I was out at our ‘local’ enjoying a few pints (of cider in case you were wondering). And we were far from being the only ones there, it was busy (did I mention it was a Wednesday night?) It seems any day ending with a y is a good day for a pint.
The beef I have with after work drinking is that no one eats! Its like a sign of weakness if you suggest ordering food to line your stomach before engaging in a Wednesday night bender. I blame the lack of food as the reason why I am feeling a bit ‘delecate’ today (and not the multiple pints of cider).