EFFIE BATEMAN | Lifestyle | Contact
A local woo girl has this week had to reconsider her relationship with alcohol, after finding herself feeling genuinely perplexed by her boyfriend’s casual drinking habits.
Steph Gilmore  tells The Advocate that she and her partner Greg were having a pub lunch at the Shifty Hen, when he ordered a can of beer alongside his parmi.
Knowing that they were both visiting her mum afterwards and that it was highly unlikely to be a pissup, Steph was unsure why he even bothered ordering a beer at all, considering it a waste of money and calories if he wasn’t planning to get shitfaced.
“I don’t get it”, says Steph, “surely he can’t be getting a buzz from that?”
“I just don’t see the point in drinking alcohol unless you’re getting tipsy, at least?”
“I’d find it impossible to have just one glass of wine with a meal. Do I have a problem?”
Our reporter, who is also a fellow binge drinker, assures her that it’s a valid question.
“Is having a beer with meals a stepping stone to alcoholism?” she asks, despite drinking so much last weekend she threw up on herself in the shower, “should I be concerned?”
“Why not get a can of coke instead?”
More to come.