Saturday, June 20, 2009
I've Got to Quit Buying Non-alcoholic Beer
Dentist husband loves non-alcoholic beer. He has never tasted the real stuff in his life (so he claims and I believe him) and he developed a taste for it when he was little and his dad would buy it when they went to the local team's club baseball games. He says the flavor always brings back fun outdoor memories with his father.
Fast forward to dental school. We were married and poor and were always looking for free things to do on the weekends. We lived close to Golden, CO where Coors beer is brewed and they offered a really nice, free tour, which we took a lot because it was free and it gave us something to do. At the end, you got two free glasses of beer (alcoholic or non-alcoholic) or lemonade. I always got the lemonade and dentist husband got the non-alcoholic beer.
So, now, for special occasions, I buy dentist husband non-alcoholic beer, Coors Brand . It says non-alcoholic on it but it is written quite small and it looks just like the real stuff. I buy it maybe four times a year--his birthday, Father's Day, our anniversary and the Super Bowl. Every time I do, this is really what always happens.
I put it in my cart, and then proceed to run into people I know. I go to the store sometimes three times a week and never see people I know. I put a six pack of non-alcoholic beer in my cart and I run into the stake president, the gossipy self-righteous neighbor, the young impressionable teenage girl or the family of one of my Cub scouts. It never fails.
So, today being the Saturday before Father's Day, I put the Coors in my cart and run into THREE people I know. This time it is the young impressionable teenage girl, the 1st counselor in the Relief Society Presidency and the lady in our church who is a spiritual giant who when she teaches a class, people skip out of their other callings to listen to her.
Maybe I should take it as sign and quit buying it. I think I am developing a reputation for something I am not doing.