Gerb De Column Writer: Spit bowl
I read this story just after I started my alcohol-free month and it gave me a huge boost. I'm just gonna make it. And the last thing I want is to start drinking more slowly. I hear that so often: “I started with… and ended with…” State Secretary for Health, Welfare and Sport, Paul Blokhuis, tweeted this week that he had read a number of interviews of IkPas participants. Even for a moderate drinker, not drinking for a month is quite a task, is his conclusion. And that, after my private prohibition of almost a month, I completely agree with him. Alcohol is actually an indispensable part of our current society. You have probably noticed: all home and garden programs end with a glass of bubbly. Because it turned out so beautiful, that includes a glass. In England 'cheers' is even a synonym for 'thank you'.
I think a lot of 'IkPassers' will uncork the bottle this Friday or go into town for a drink. Nothing wrong with that, because after a month of not drinking, you can treat yourself. We did it together for a while.
I am still waiting until the end of next week. Then I have a wine tasting. You may know it, taste about ten wines and then go home 'upside down'. And that after a month of not drinking. I think I'm finally going to start using the spittoon.