So I walked up to the bar...

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I was on a first date the other night. I'm 12 years sober and she wants a Sierra Nevada before dinner. This is absolutely no problem, I've been in bars and parties and other stuff before without any wavering whatsoever. I walk up to the bar and order a Sierra Nevada and a Cherry Coke. As pull out my wallet, my 12-year recovery medallion falls to the floor with a clang. I don't need anyone seeing this particular item in this particular environment, but for the life of me I simply cannot find it. A helpful guy walks up and says he sees it, picks it up and hands it to me. He cheerfully comments that he himself has dropped a few things here, and the mottled floor design really hides stuff well. Very friendly. I don't know if he noticed what he picked up for me, but he didn't seem to flinch or give me any odd looks. Never had that experience before :D
 
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I was on a first date the other night. I'm 12 years sober and she wants a Sierra Nevada before dinner. This is absolutely no problem, I've been in bars and parties and other stuff before without any wavering whatsoever. I walk up to the bar and order a Sierra Nevada and a Cherry Coke. As pull out my wallet, my 12-year recovery medallion falls to the floor with a clang. I don't need anyone seeing this particular item in this particular environment, but for the life of me I simply cannot find it. A helpful guy walks up and says he sees it, picks it up and hands it to me. He cheerfully comments that he himself has dropped a few things here, and the mottled floor design really hides stuff well. Very friendly. I don't know if he noticed what he picked up for me, but he didn't seem to flinch or give me any odd looks. Never had that experience before :D
Well done.

Everyone should remember to provide at least one non alcohol choice at all social events. No-one likes to stand there at a social event without a drink in hand. And it's no-one's business what's in someone's glass either.
 
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A helpful guy walks up and says he sees it, picks it up and hands it to me. He cheerfully comments that he himself has dropped a few things here, and the mottled floor design really hides stuff well. Very friendly. I don't know if he noticed what he picked up for me, but he didn't seem to flinch or give me any odd looks.
“Old-school” guy..........he knew exactly what he picked up. His way of giving an out.
Congrats on the 12 plus years! You should be proud of yourself! 👍🏻
 
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Congratulations on the 12 years, I know from friends how hard it can be. Also thank you for not being the kind of person that won't allow others with them to have a drink.
 
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Funny thing to drop in a bar. Congrats on 12 years. I wish you many more. Hope the date worked out well for you.
 
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I was on a first date the other night. I'm 12 years sober and she wants a Sierra Nevada before dinner. This is absolutely no problem, I've been in bars and parties and other stuff before without any wavering whatsoever. I walk up to the bar and order a Sierra Nevada and a Cherry Coke. As pull out my wallet, my 12-year recovery medallion falls to the floor with a clang. I don't need anyone seeing this particular item in this particular environment, but for the life of me I simply cannot find it. A helpful guy walks up and says he sees it, picks it up and hands it to me. He cheerfully comments that he himself has dropped a few things here, and the mottled floor design really hides stuff well. Very friendly. I don't know if he noticed what he picked up for me, but he didn't seem to flinch or give me any odd looks. Never had that experience before :D

Well done, especially if you can be around others drinking alcohol. There's nothing to be ashamed off with kicking a habit.

I drank a lot in my college years as everyone does but never got dependant. These days I even don't want to get drunk so without thinking go for the non alcoholic drinks. Guess my mind says I killed enough braincells already
 
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Good for you. Not only do you have the strength to kick it, but you're able to be around it without forcing abstinence on your friends.
 
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