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Imagine going to the hospital with your leg half severed and explaining to the doctors it was done by a dog with a giant sword in its mouth :lol:

After they patched you up you'd be sent to a different type of hospital and wouldn't be getting out.

That would be a really crap day altogether.
 
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Imagine going to the hospital with your leg half severed and explaining to the doctors it was done by a dog with a giant sword in its mouth :lol:

After they patched you up you'd be sent to a different type of hospital and wouldn't be getting out.

That would be a really crap day altogether.
I just have so many questions about that video, that I'll probably never get answers to :lol:
 
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Always found it weird being in the US and seeing guys in their early 20’s completely unable to handle their drink, in the same way I couldn’t in my mid-teens. The frat-boy culture is really odd when it’s exhibited by grown men.

By 21 most in Scotland have pretty much battled mild alcoholism, overcome it, and relapsed into slowly drinking ourselves into an early death. That’s how you handle your drink.
 

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Always found it weird being in the US and seeing guys in their early 20’s completely unable to handle their drink, in the same way I couldn’t in my mid-teens. The frat-boy culture is really odd when it’s exhibited by grown men.

By 21 most in Scotland have pretty much battled mild alcoholism, overcome it, and relapsed into slowly drinking ourselves into an early death. That’s how you handle your drink.
I had to go to the states on business a few times for an old company I worked for, and you always end up out for dinner and stuff.

It wasn't uncommon for guys in their 30's and 40's to be doing shots the way I did when I was at uni or on an 18 - 30 holiday.


I remember being asked if I wanted to do shots, and wanting to say "no, I'm 30, at work, it's 6pm, and you have just ordered chicken wings!"


I also remember going to America in my early 20's and going to student nights and having all these loud frat boy types.

It was really easy to pull because you could stand out just by not looking, dressing, and shouting like a giant toddler.

I had my first drink outside at 12, so by the time I was 21 I had 9 years experience, same as most Scots.
 
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Always found it weird being in the US and seeing guys in their early 20’s completely unable to handle their drink, in the same way I couldn’t in my mid-teens. The frat-boy culture is really odd when it’s exhibited by grown men.

By 21 most in Scotland have pretty much battled mild alcoholism, overcome it, and relapsed into slowly drinking ourselves into an early death. That’s how you handle your drink.
Absolutely agree.

Went to the States and Canada when i was maybe 20,and it was a bit of a shock to see men in their 30s and 40s minced after a few rounds.

Had R & R in Montana and we used to get plenty free drinks when folk realised we were Jocks,and one lad one night shouted to the bar maid,"run my tab up to a hundred bucks".

There were maybe half a dozen of us and we were like,fuck,that's not going to whet the whistle much but we battered in to his $100.

Probably still pretty sober when we got there and the boy was a slavering mess,and for some reason i always remember he kept saying he kept pet eagles.Just another wee sesh but he was banging on about how much we had scooped but in reality it was below par.

Not doubt there are some drinkers but the culture is totally different and was very obvious pretty much everywhere we went.

Was in Germany for 5 years too and the culture was so respectful there.On a night out would always visit an old Bierhall or two before things got messy and it was always good crack.Always thought we would be less welcome in there with it being mainly the older generation but as long as you were respectful all was good.
 
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Absolutely agree.

Went to the States and Canada when i was maybe 20,and it was a bit of a shock to see men in their 30s and 40s minced after a few rounds.

Had R & R in Montana and we used to get plenty free drinks when folk realised we were Jocks,and one lad one night shouted to the bar maid,"run my tab up to a hundred bucks".

There were maybe half a dozen of us and we were like,fuck,that's not going to whet the whistle much but we battered in to his $100.

Probably still pretty sober when we got there and the boy was a slavering mess,and for some reason i always remember he kept saying he kept pet eagles.Just another wee sesh but he was banging on about how much we had scooped but in reality it was below par.

Not doubt there are some drinkers but the culture is totally different and was very obvious pretty much everywhere we went.

Was in Germany for 5 years too and the culture was so respectful there.On a night out would always visit an old Bierhall or two before things got messy and it was always good crack.Always thought we would be less welcome in there with it being mainly the older generation but as long as you were respectful all was good.

Germans should be fine unless you went all Basil Fawlty on them.

 
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The older blue collar American generation can drink with the best of us, the younger generation are an embarrassment though.
It’s not so much an inability to handle drink I’m getting that, although tbh that has been the case amongst Americans I’ve known.

Was just weird seeing grown men treat alcohol in the same way I would’ve in my early/mid teens. Here you’re ecstatic to get your hands on a bottle of vodka when you’re 14/15, get blind drunk, act completely recklessly, and do cringeworth embarrassing shit. It felt like a lot of Americans blokes were going through the same thing in their early 20s, and I would imagine it’s down to tighter restrictions on alcohol.

Scotland has a major issue with alcoholism, particularly the highlands. Not holding it up as anything to be proud of, was just weird seeing the contrast in the US.
 
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It’s not so much an inability to handle drink I’m getting that, although tbh that has been the case amongst Americans I’ve known.

Was just weird seeing grown men treat alcohol in the same way I would’ve in my early/mid teens. Here you’re ecstatic to get your hands on a bottle of vodka when you’re 14/15, get blind drunk, act completely recklessly, and do cringeworth embarrassing shit. It felt like a lot of Americans blokes were going through the same thing in their early 20s, and I would imagine it’s down to tighter restrictions on alcohol.

Scotland has a major issue with alcoholism, particularly the highlands. Not holding it up as anything to be proud of, was just weird seeing the contrast in the US.
I've seen Japanese men in suits in their 40s act exactly like the stereotypical image most people have of them. I think it was on a school trip to Prague or Firenze.