A new kind of drinking game

Over the years, I have played my fair share of drinking games — everything from F–k the Dealer to King’s Cup.

But I was never prepared for the “drinking game” that begins in your mid-20s … and doesn’t end.

I’m not sure if it has a name, but let’s call it Maybe Baby. Here are the rules:

  1. Go to a bar with a girlfriend (or several).
  2. When she orders a glass or wine or a cocktail, you order water, juice, or pop.
  3. Her eyes will widen and she’ll say, “You’re not drinking? Have a drink!”
  4. You smile and refuse.
  5. She will persist, whining that she does not want to “drink alone.”
  6. You offer up a lame excuse (headache, stomachache, early morning meeting) for not drinking.
  7. She will sulk, then spread the pregnancy rumor faster than you down your OJ.

Whether you like it or not, this game is pretty much unavoidable when you reach the magical age that people start to suspect you could be knocked-up.
Even if you were never a big drinker, people will suddenly take “not drinking” to be a potential pregnancy giveaway.

Sometimes this game is annoying, and other times it’s damn fun. Until you really are preggers, all you can do is drink if you want to drink, and don’t drink if you don’t want to drink. People are going to talk, so you might as well do what you want!

P.S. This game comes in especially handy when you are around the in-laws and want to make them happy. Nothing cheers my mother-in-law more than when I stick to water — it gives her hope I might be preggo.

So what do you think?

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