The Biggest Con Trick of All


middle aged drinking


Wine time, Prosecco time, Gin Time, should stop being glamorized, seen as sexy or essential, when it starts to be a need rather than for fun. Being taken advantage of by a bottle is heartbreaking and listed below are some of the reasons why we did it, such a cruel scam, because we thought and believed, it would help with so many emotions and challenges. Sadly we can’t imprison this trickster but we can start to see it for exactly what it is, before we pour the first glass. It is one of most insidious drugs on the planet, just because it legal doesn’t make it absolutely fabulous.

We drank for happiness and became unhappy.

We drank for joy and became miserable.

We drank for sociability and became argumentative.

We drank for sophistication and became obnoxious.

We drank for friendship and made enemies.

We drank for sleep and woke up tired.

We drank for strength and felt weak.

We drank for relaxation and got the shakes.

We drank for courage and became afraid.

We drank for confidence and became doubtful.

We drank to make conversation easier and slurred our speech.

We drank to feel heavenly and ended up feeling like hell.


Author: Sarah Turner

Founder of the Harrogate Sanctuary.