I gave up non-alcoholic beverages for Lent.
Not sure I'm going to be able keep this up until Easter.
It's harder than it sounds. I was really addicted to non-alcoholic beverages, and probably had been up to a dozen or more per day.
I'm barely a week in, but I'm already getting some brush-back. Mostly from the business breakfast group. I ordered a Denver omelet and a Captain and Coke and they looked at me like I was daft. What did you expect me to order? Captain and Pepsi? Captain and Tab? Nobody drinks that shit.
That'[s when they started in with the "you shouldn't be drinking this early in the morning." I explained my lenten absention, but that only seemed to make them more annoyed and offended. So I left. If someone takes offense when a person who has given up non-alcoholic beverages for Lent orders a Captain and Coke with their omelet, they obviously are anti-Catholic bigots. And I have no time for anti-Catholic bigots
As the great Stephen Fry, Freeman of the City of London, once said, it's very common to hear people say "I'm offended by that," as if that gives them certain rights. It's not more than a whine. It has no meaning, it has no purpose and it has no reason to be respected as a phrase. "I'm offended by that." Well, so f-ing what?