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Pethegreat VIP Member

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#21 11 years ago

Mr. Matt;4579169Yes it is.

And Pethegreat, I met most of my better friends in pubs and bars. Most of my girlfriends too. They're like social hubs around here, and a person without a local is a very unfortunate individual indeed. You don't necessarily have to drink alcohol while you're there either - most of them serve cola, coffee, fruit juice, and even *shudder* water. Granted, you'll get strange looks for partaking in such alternatives, but...

If you're starting from scratch there's no better place to go. It helps that alcohol serves as a social lubricant as well; even the shiest of people can untie their tongue after a couple of pints.

Bars in the US are just places to go, watch sports, get drunk, and pick up easy women. The Europeans view alcohol usage differently that Americans. Over here alcoholic beverages are viewed as the only legal drug and a magical love potion that will make women want to have sex with you.

My view on alcohol is swayed by bad experiences with drunks and alcoholics. I worked with 6 alcoholics, a few of whom went through rehab and lost their licenses. I have also had some situations with drunk people. I would hate to be on the other side of the confrontation.

well, i understand completely what you mean. I went this friday to the university to become a headnurse in plastical chirguon (or how you write it). 200 people= 190 females + 10 guys, with me included.

In engineering it is the opposite. Most of my classes are between 80 and 240 people. In the small classes, there may be 5 girls in the class. The school of engineering at my school is a school within a school. All of my classes are with other engineers, and I live with only engineers.




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#22 11 years ago

l couldnt help myself...... Wait till you get locked up in the nick ! Meet lotsa people fast ! Trust me, you learn to socialise way fast ! hahahaha Travel the state ! Free ! hahaha Meet lotsa wanker screws, and idiot crims, dude you will be a socialite when you are released ! Go get some nik in ya ! hahaha A school is nothing to fear, be confident and walk in , and infront of everyone, look em in the eye, deep breath, and dont hold back, say, l am god, respect my authoritarrrrr ! hahahaha Trust me they will all laugh, laugh WITH them, and the ice is broken, get offended, and you have enemies ! hahaha great frakin advise ay ....dude.... yea l fought alot as a kid ! hahaha




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#23 11 years ago

dexters, you, hahahah, you are, very strange! hahaha :uhm:




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#24 11 years ago
Afterburner;4579384I thought it was 16 with a meal? Or am I thinking of Germany maybe?

You can't buy alcohol in England under the age of eighteen, however you are allowed to drink it in the privacy of your own home from the age of five without legal consequence and you can go anywhere in pubs as long as you are accompanied by an adult.

At sixteen you are allowed to have beer or wine with a meal outside of the home, provided it is purchased by an adult and you are 'supervised' by that adult.

In Scotland you're able to purchase your own beer or wine with the meal at sixteen provided that the meal is consumed in an area purely for the consumption of food I.E. a restaurant.

At eighteen :naughty:




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#25 11 years ago

Let's not forget the shared bathroom facilities I'll have to use. Now there's a conversation starter! Also, I had no idea you could legally drink at the age of 5. Suddenly a lot of Britain's unstable youth sub-cultures make sense :rolleyes:




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#26 11 years ago

so if you shower, you shower with the girls?=p howard-stern-porkys.jpg




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#27 11 years ago
Fear-No-Evil;4581782Let's not forget the shared bathroom facilities I'll have to use. Now there's a conversation starter! Also, I had no idea you could legally drink at the age of 5. Suddenly a lot of Britain's unstable youth sub-cultures make sense :rolleyes:

Man law: you do not talk to or look at other men when they are using bathroom facilities. Exceptions are made for sink usage.

Until the kid is 18 his parents have control over how much they can drink. I assume that parents let their kids have a beer or a glass of wine with a meal every now and then. I think because kids are exposed to alcohol from a young age that they won't view it as a forbidden fruit as kids in the US do. I can't say I have seen many examples of responsible drinking(just 3 or 4 to get a buzz) because many won't know when they will be able to get alcohol again.




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#28 11 years ago

Mr. Matt;4579169Yes it is.

And Pethegreat, I met most of my better friends in pubs and bars. Most of my girlfriends too. They're like social hubs around here [...]

If you're starting from scratch there's no better place to go. It helps that alcohol serves as a social lubricant as well; even the shiest of people can untie their tongue after a couple of pints.

Agreed, but apparently when my brother - who is currently studying in the US - asked some American friends if they wanted to go somewhere for a drink after class, he was considered an alcoholic. It's a perfectly normal thing to do in Europe though. Once everyone has had a few glasses, the moods tends to get more amiable. :p On the other hand, American beer is piss. (Thank god we took over Buddweiser!)

Ontopic: since I graduated in history - yeey - I decided to go to a different university this year, so I'll have the same problem as the author of this thread. Been through it all before though, and normally no-one knows anybody at uni, so everyone tries to be a bit more social than normal. :) You'll get to know people. Give it a couple of weeks time.