Anonymous

Holiday Work Parties

The holidays are coming and that means work parties! But for anyone who is pregnant and still not out about it, that means making excuses for not drinking. My boss is already talking up the amazing wine he bought for our party and how he can’t wait for everyone to try it. I am not sure what excuse I will use yet, so give me what you got!

  • Anne
    Nov 19

    I know this feeling! 😂 My go-to is usually "I'm watching my diet right now so I'll stick to water tonight!" You can also just say "No thanks, I'm taking a break from alcohol" or "I'm not drinking right now" — if anyone presses the issue you can just say it's for health reasons.

  • Jennifer
    Nov 19

    Same as Anne

  • Joanna
    Nov 19

    "I'm doing the Whole 30" "I can't. I took some allergy meds today." "I think I'm coming down with something. I'll have some club soda." "Is it organic and kosher? I only drink organic, sustainable vegan beverages sourced within 10 miles in a facility that produces zero waste with fair labor practices. No? So I'll have filtered tap water." Also, fake it. Just order the wine and put it down. Or get a tonic water no gin that looks like a drink.

  • Anonymous
    Nov 19

    I never drank anyway so it wasn’t an issue Lol. These sound like good ideas though!

  • Julie
    Nov 19

    Whole 30 diet was my excuse. But my sister just used the “I’m on antibiotics, I have a sinus infection!!” excuse which was way smarter IMO...as soon as the truth came out everyone was like, “well now that makes sense, who does whole 30 DURING the holidays??!”

  • Kelly
    Nov 19

    That you’re being the designated driver?

  • Ivana
    Nov 19

    Bring some cranberry juice along in a flak and pour it into an empty wine glass. Worked for me :)