Scene: Random Wednesday at Noon, Firm Thanksgiving Dinner
Me to person sitting to my left: Are you going out of town for Thanksgiving? (Don’t judge me! Small talk is a good way to start a real conversation.)
Boss (from across the room): The Syrah is open! Who wants a glass of Syrah? Or a white? Martha*?
Me: No thanks. I can’t drink while I’m on antibiotics.
crickets and an incredulous stare
Boss: At all? Or just like 2 hours after taking them?
Me: At all.
crickets, incredulous stare, dropped jaw
Boss: I think I’d rather stay sick.
This is why I love my job. This may also be why attorneys have a high rate of alcoholism.
*Please note I was the first name called out. This is probably due to my general unwillingness to allow wine to go un-drank.