Sunday 22 July 2012

Beer Social

How many true friends do you have? People that you can say anything to? Talk about anything with? Share the highs and lows of life with?

***Brighton Beach
When it comes to beer, I have to say, not many. I've met a lot of people through my job but not many of them would I class as a real friend. Don't get me wrong I've met a lot of people that I admire, respect and like but when it comes to talking about anything other than beer or breweries we don't really share very much in common.
I do have a few friends I've met through work, indeed I met my beautiful wife when she was hired at the pub I was working at but in all honesty they(actual friends) are few and far between.

This is probably because I'm not the most social of people*, I find it remarkably hard to get on with people, any of you that follow me on twitter or read this blog regularly will know I can be a bit rude impatient intolerant direct**.

So what's the point? Not sure really, I started out wanting to make the point that I get bored at beery functions because I'm not very social but what you don't see are the four paragraphs that I've deleted off this particular post because they started getting a bit introspective and morose.

I suppose the only thing I'm really trying to say is that I get bored of only talking about beers, breweries, brewers and the like. People who don't get bored of talking about one topic the whole time must be mental. Of course I enjoy it sometimes but let's say, just for shits and giggles, next time you see me, ask me a question that's not about the beer I'm drinking or the name of the brewers pet budgie or whether or not the beer would taste better served from cask, keg, can, bottle or witches tit because at this moment, I really don't care.

This probably sounds quite churlish to you but isn't there more to people than beer?

*cue sarcastic or snide remarks.
**cue more sarcastic or snide remarks or just plain name-calling.
*** Brighton Beach, 2007 and no we didn't care what mass produced shite we were drinking, it was all about the laffs.


Unknown said...

I have pretty much nothing in common with most of my friends. We may like a couple of the same bands or the same football team but really, there's nothing there apart from the fact that we all like drinking beer. The issue is that they don't have the same passion for beer as I do and frequently get bored with me rambling on about it. This is why it was great meeting up with you last Friday - I actually had someone to talk about beer with.

rabidbarfly said...

It was a good couple of hours, probably because we didn't just talk about beer, although that was what we talked about the most.

Gareth said...

All sounds fair enough to me. I'm all for beer bringing folk together but once you get to know one another you're going to need to find more common ground or a proper friendship is unlikely to develop.

Sid Boggle said...

We could talk about your secret identity... ;-)

beersiveknown said...

Beer can only occupy the conversation for a short while. when it comes down to it a lit of people lead very dull lives.

Professor Pie-Tin said...

I've been married for 17 years but,trust me, if it wasn't for beer and serious amounts of it herself would have been buried under two feet of patio concrete yonks ago.
Friends are okay,old cock,but Beer will always be your bestest mate through thick and thin.