People who live in the far north be it the America's, Europe, or Siberia tend to drink a lot, this is not news. Civilization that far North would not function with out the aid of alcohol, nature is too harsh and dreary.
This had me laughing out loud.
I thought referring to "the far North" as "too harsh and dreary" was only done in history books nowadays. Quoting the first Europeans who came here and looked upon it as though open space was "nothing".
It's a throw back, that's for sure.
As for drinking in the morning, it's not taboo where I come from! Then again, there is
a lot of alcoholism there.
Taking some vodka in your orange juice, or beer with your lunch, isn't looked upon as weird at all.
And even though I very rarely drink, and absolutely hate when people overindulge or having to deal with heavy drinkers - I don't think there is anything wrong with those who don't have anything else to that requires being sober that day from taking a drink in the morning.
That's the thing about morning drinking to me though. There are those who think "one or two drinks doesn't do anything to me" and I think they are full of ****. Drinking even one gives some effect - and you shouldn't be driving after a drink period.
You should take it into consideration with the rest of your day...and lots of people don't .
And then the more you drink, the less people tend to take the effect into consideration and say they are fine...and go about their business as if they are sober. While the rest of us see that you aren't - even if you had one drink, one drink is more than none.
I just hate the denial that often goes with drinking. I think if you are going to be taking even one drink - you should take it into consideration with the rest you are doing.
A drink in the morning on your day off, or on vacation - go for it. Just don't drive.