I stopped drinking alcohol on 29/12/2013. It was something I had to do as I felt it was getting out of hand and was damaging my health and, potentially, my marriage.
I’ve not touched a drop since even though there have been temptations.
Christmas is a tough time of year for us. My father passed on Boxing Day 2004 and father in law at New year 2015. We only have my mum left.
Here’s my issue. Work have decided that as we didn’t have a ‘do’ last Christmas, they are doubling the budget this year. However, instead of a meal followed by the usual shenanigans, it’s basically a pub with a buffet.
I always go along for the meal then leave shortly after. I feel a buffet with drinks is not fair in those that don’t just want a piss up. If you don’t go, your part of the budget goes on more booze.
Im not comfortable being in that situation.
Without sounding like a brat, I feel if you have strong feelings about not going there should be some alternative, a small hamper or something.
Am I being unrealistic, should I just suck it up and let it go?
I don’t want to email my boss about this and come across the wrong way.