Underage drinking  

Peche85 31F
828 posts
5/10/2006 2:03 am

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5/12/2006 4:00 pm

Underage drinking

While I was back home at my parents place I told my brother (who is 17) that I would buy him some alcohol while I was there if he wanted me to.

Mum would never buy him any, but she did buy me a bottle of wine a few times when I was younger than him when I promised I was sharing it with others.

I think she had realised that either she bought me wine or I would find stronger alcohol to drink, which I always managed to do hehe.

So on my last night we went out to buy some. It was only about 8.20 and all the alcohol shops were CLOSED! I thought they closed at 9! So off to the supermarket we went where he chose a six pack of beer and a bottle of cider! CIDER!! LOL. Apparantly thats what they're getting drunk off these days!

In my days it was Codys and Moonshine amongst others. Or just whatever we could get our hands on. Once we had 2 bottles of gin between my friends and we were drinking it straight. Yuck! All I remember is not being able to feel my lips lol.

I can't drink ANYTHING straight these days!

So my brother is looking forward to when I go home next so I can buy him more alcohol lol. When he goes to parties he just has to have whatever his friends give him.

I told him that I would only give it to him if he didn't drink it if he was driving home cos I would kill him if he drove drunk and I found out! He has a good head on him and said there was no way he would ever do that.

Have you ever bought alcohol for someone underage? Would you buy your kids it to take to parties when you know they would be drinking?

Most of his friends are turning 18 this year but he isn't til next January but is probably more mature than most of his friends so I don't mind buying it for him. It was funny the way he was trying to work out how to sneak it inside without mum and dad seeing!

papyrina 50F
21133 posts
5/10/2006 3:28 am

only when there drinking under my supervision,

I'm a

i'm here to stay

bulging_boy 49M

5/10/2006 3:37 am

That's what you get for living in the Tron.

Up in Aucks the shops are open *much* later.

Suits me *just* fine.


NiceGuyMush 46M

5/10/2006 4:08 am

Under age drinking is a mine field

I'm not that old that I can't remember wanting to try it...

But boy can it can get good kids into some dumb scrapes, and nearly me a couple of times and as a teen I was pretty much a goody too shoes!

I've taken teenage teams away on trips with a mix of ages,always they want a booze up on the last night. Some are of age and others aren't.

Bottom line, you need to check with the parents/guardians first, get the ok's and supervise the event properly. Otherwise if turns to crap as the supplier of the grog the 'Boys in Blue' will throw the book at you and hard!

The best bunch was an U18 boys team from the West Coast (S we had great fun at a tourny in Invercargill, but it was at a venue that I and the manager could control, I didn't have to worry about the kids dissapearing into town, getting into cars etc. If you can't control the venue, the driving, the quantity of alchohol and the food, the best thing to do is say sorry folks and not be involved.

When the shit hits the fan in these occaisions - it sticks and its no fun dealing with the wrong side of the law

Sorry to burst your bubble - some practical advise from life experience!

rm_teambus 64M

5/11/2006 8:33 am

would you give your kids heroin or crack or shit or other drugs?
Do you know that alcohol is one of the biggest drug killers in the world.Have you seen people who get hooked on alcohol and what it does to there lives and to the lives of their loved ones.There are many more reason's why I would'nt buy alcohol for underaged persons and I think its irresponerable to do so.Let them grow up first and decide for themselves.
Take care.

Peche85 31F

5/12/2006 5:29 am

Just so everyone knows, he is 17 (18 is the legal drinking age here) and since his birthday isn't til January, all his school friends are turning 18 right now. He doesn't drink often, but when he does it is at supervised parties with his rowing team. I would rather have him drink something I had bought him rather than him mixing drinks by getting one drink off everyone, which isn't a good idea.

I wouldn't buy it for him if he was any younger, even though I was drinking from 14 (not proud of it tho). There was a whole different reason that I started drinking, he used to hate alcohol so I'm not too worried about him and he knows I would kick his ass if he does anything stupid like driving when hes drunk.

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