Your Best Free Drink Story, Please, Straight Up
Ester Bloom

*raises hand* also married to the dude I locked down at 18. never been of legal drinking age and single.

I’ve had lots of people (friends) buy me shots before, but that’s generally in the context of buying a round of shots for a bunch of people. I’ve gone out to drinks with bosses before where they insist on paying and I ain’t gonna turn that down. I think some dudes bought me drinks at my bachelorette party? As did many girls. It was a long night. I don’t think I’ve ever been in a situation where the bartender hands me a drink and says “this is compliments of the gentleman at the end of the bar” or anything comparable. I get so awkward when any dude shows any attraction to me — just shouting “I’M MARRIED” and running away while they mumble “I just wanted to dance” — I’m sure it would be awful if someone tried to buy me a drink.

Sigh, the things I’ve missed out on…

I guess my husband’s bought me a lot of drinks over the years.

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