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Friends pis$ing me off!

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  • 29-01-2012 3:59am
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    Registered Users Posts: 2,971 ✭✭✭


    Guys I've had issues with some of my friends lately. I have given up drink because my iron in my blood is very high and its a good bit over acceptable limits, had blood tests taken, and besides giving blood, I've had to make diet changes and decided to cut out alcohol until I get back my iron in blood to normal levels.

    Some of my so called friends give out to me for not drinking now and laugh at my excuse. I ended up nearly decking one of them but didn't because he was too cheeky and far too cocky for my liking and I don't like people that mock me if its health related. I have a few friends who understand my problem and they accept it and don't mind.

    I was out tonight and the same sh*t happened again, some of the lads joking to my face because I drank Orange. It was hurtful to me. I quietly left the pub after I told them I was going to toilet and went home. I had to go home because my rage was bad I would have killed someone.

    I want to look after my health and if they can't accept that, I think they aren't good friends.

    I am a bit upset and annoyed now so any good advice you might offer will be appreciated.

    Rant over.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 11,582 ✭✭✭✭TheZohanS


    Sounds like you need a drink mate.


  • Posts: 3,518 ✭✭✭ [Deleted User]


    teednab-el wrote: »
    Guys I've had issues with some of my friends lately. I have given up drink because my iron in my blood is very high and its a good bit over acceptable limits, had blood tests taken, and besides giving blood, I've had to make diet changes and decided to cut out alcohol until I get back my iron in blood to normal levels.

    Some of my so called friends give out to me for not drinking now and laugh at my excuse. I ended up nearly decking one of them but didn't because he was too cheeky and far too cocky for my liking and I don't like people that mock me if its health related. I have a few friends who understand my problem and they accept it and don't mind.

    I was out tonight and the same sh*t happened again, some of the lads joking to my face because I drank Orange. It was hurtful to me. I quietly left the pub after I told them I was going to toilet and went home. I had to go home because my rage was bad I would have killed someone.

    I want to look after my health and if they can't accept that, I think they aren't good friends.

    I am a bit upset and annoyed now so any good advice you might offer will be appreciated.

    Rant over.

    Buy a non-alcoholic beer. Nobody will ask you then....
    Or you could just tell them to grow up.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,041 ✭✭✭Havermeyer


    You won't get good advice in here. :pac:


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,956 ✭✭✭Doc Ruby


    teednab-el wrote: »
    I am a bit upset and annoyed now so any good advice you might offer will be appreciated.
    Throw magnets at yourself as a party trick?


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,408 ✭✭✭Captain_Generic


    teednab-el wrote: »
    I ended up nearly decking one of them but didn't because he was too cheeky and far too cocky for my liking and I don't like people that mock me if its health related.

    So he was bigger than you


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,958 ✭✭✭Mr. Rager


    They sound like immature pricks tbh.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,515 ✭✭✭LH Pathe


    Scythe em down .. raze them all.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,971 ✭✭✭teednab-el


    teednab-el wrote: »
    I ended up nearly decking one of them but didn't because he was too cheeky and far too cocky for my liking and I don't like people that mock me if its health related.

    So he was bigger than you
    he wasn't but I can look after myself don't worry. I do kickboxing and krav maga in my spare time. I didn't want to do something I would regret in a public place.


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,698 ✭✭✭✭Princess Peach


    Next time they tease you just break down in tears in public.

    The awkwardness will shut them up.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 3,571 ✭✭✭newmug


    Hi Le Bandeet;)

    Lad, they're not friends, they're drinkin buddies. Nothing wrong with that, even drinkin buddies have their place, but they're not the type of people you'd go looking for when you need a shoulder to cry on. You may know them all your life, but I guarantee you deep down there's a barrier there somewhere.

    Most people say they have loads of friends, but in reality, some people have none, others might have one or two. Everyone else you pal around with are just that, good pals. Again though, nothing wrong with that, but you have to know what place they fit into your life.

    Regarding your health, fcuk what anyone else says. Look after number 1, nobody else will.


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  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    Next time, preferably in the smoking area, you pull out a bag of heroin and shove it in their faces, call them pussies for freaking out. On the other hand, if they call your bluff and want to go and shoot up, maybe it's time for some new friends.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,515 ✭✭✭LH Pathe


    Just tell em you are bloody good at krav maga they'll be like "I don't even.." in which instance you strike and render them angry.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,243 ✭✭✭LighterGuy


    teednab-el wrote: »
    I ended up nearly decking one of them but didn't because he was too cheeky and far too cocky for my liking and I don't like people that mock me if its health related.

    &
    teednab-el wrote: »
    I had to go home because my rage was bad I would have killed someone.

    then ...
    teednab-el wrote: »
    he wasn't but I can look after myself don't worry. I do kickboxing and krav maga in my spare time. I didn't want to do something I would regret in a public place.


    :pac:
    :pac:
    :pac:
    :pac:


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,408 ✭✭✭Captain_Generic


    teednab-el wrote: »
    he wasn't but I can look after myself don't worry. I do kickboxing and krav maga in my spare time. I didn't want to do something I would regret in a public place.

    Do kickboxing myself, part of the fun is trying to reason people out of fighting with full knowledge that if they pursue the violent route you can't be held responsible for what happens :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,698 ✭✭✭✭Princess Peach


    I used to have a drinking buddy. Her birthday was about 3 days before the start of my final year exams, so I said I would come and not drink. She didn't talk to me for a week for "ruining her night" before it even happened.

    I find if people have a problem with you not drinking its really just cause they have a problem with how much they drink. Sober people will make them feel bad, better drink up. I cut back on my drinking in the last year, did not go down well with my friends drinking buddies.

    Don't mind them!


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 322 ✭✭Leo Dowling


    I had the same medical problem. Tell them you have "heavy metal poisoning" which is true, and sounds cool.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 17 Thalia_26


    teednab-el wrote: »
    Guys I've had issues with some of my friends lately. I have given up drink because my iron in my blood is very high and its a good bit over acceptable limits, had blood tests taken, and besides giving blood, I've had to make diet changes and decided to cut out alcohol until I get back my iron in blood to normal levels.

    Some of my so called friends give out to me for not drinking now and laugh at my excuse. I ended up nearly decking one of them but didn't because he was too cheeky and far too cocky for my liking and I don't like people that mock me if its health related. I have a few friends who understand my problem and they accept it and don't mind.

    I was out tonight and the same sh*t happened again, some of the lads joking to my face because I drank Orange. It was hurtful to me. I quietly left the pub after I told them I was going to toilet and went home. I had to go home because my rage was bad I would have killed someone.

    I want to look after my health and if they can't accept that, I think they aren't good friends.

    I am a bit upset and annoyed now so any good advice you might offer will be appreciated.

    Rant over.

    They laugh at your 'excuse' - what that you want to look after your health? That's not an excuse that's a very good reason.

    You're right, if they can't accept that you want to look after your health, they aren't good friends. They sound like people who just want mates to drink with.

    As for advice - stick with the friends who understand why you gave up the booze and continue what you are doing - your health is important and should be your priority and if others have a problem with that - well, if they were my mates, I wouldn't bother with them because they clearly have weird ideas about what's important.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,846 ✭✭✭Fromthetrees


    Just say nothing and drink non alcoholic beer as someone else said, nobody would even notice, drunk people are funny enough for a few hours, then leave, tell the people that don't take the piss, tell anyone who mocks you over it that something, something their ma's **** something something, don't let it bother you, it doesn't matter, sticks and stones and all that jazz.
    Side note, start smoking weed. :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,408 ✭✭✭Captain_Generic


    teednab-el wrote: »
    I had to go home because my rage was bad I would have killed someone.

    On the other hand , there's no cure for being a completely fucking insane


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,698 ✭✭✭✭Princess Peach


    I keep remembering stories about this stupid girl! Started on anti-depressants a few years ago. She was one of the only people I told. They made me really sick at first so she came over with a bottle of vodka so we could go out.

    Couple of days later the doctor told me not to drink for a month cause I started on a high dose, think I lasted 2 weeks before she made me come out cause it was student Christmas night. I remember us in the bathroom as she poured hidden drink into my glass saying how she was such a bad friend giving me drink but she wanted to have a good night.

    Now I can't totally blame her cause I could have said no but I was a mess at the time and she was not one bit supportive. If I stopped being part of the drunk pair of the town that left her alone with the title.

    Long rant cause that girl drove me nuts. Be strong and put your health first. :)


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,366 ✭✭✭micropig


    OP Don't let what other people think get to you so much!
    Breathe In with anger, out with love
    Ignore them & chat to your friends, they'll soon get bored with commenting on what your drinking, they sound as if they are having a great night if they're greatest amusement is what your drinking


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,971 ✭✭✭teednab-el


    teednab-el wrote: »
    I had to go home because my rage was bad I would have killed someone.

    On the other hand , there's no cure for being a completely f[SIZE="2"]u[/SIZE]cking insane

    True. You know what i mean though. I've learned that the best way to avoid a scene is to leave the scene and dissapear from trouble.


  • Registered Users Posts: 16,500 ✭✭✭✭DEFTLEFTHAND


    You drink your orange my friend, if some wise guy gets smart with you I'd suggest you just ignore the ignoramus. If he persists with his petty insults I'd sock him in the jaw..


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,515 ✭✭✭LH Pathe


    I know that anger thing when you don't have the physicality to back it up. Some big lads about these days, must be all that reinforced cereal

    .. Just bury the hatchet.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,971 ✭✭✭teednab-el


    LH Pathe wrote: »
    I know that anger thing when you don't have the physicality to back it up. Some big lads about these days, must be all that reinforced cereal

    .. Just bury the hatchet.

    What do you mean?


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,408 ✭✭✭Captain_Generic


    teednab-el wrote: »
    True. You know what i mean though. I've learned that the best way to avoid a scene is to leave the scene and dissapear from trouble.

    You're pretty much delaying the inevitable though. If your friends are worth explaining the situation to then there won't be a scene. Avoiding a scene won't avoid the fact that you're friends may be complete dickheads


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,515 ✭✭✭LH Pathe


    teednab-el wrote: »
    What do you mean?

    bury it. then wiggle it about n let it linger.. trust me, the cranberry juice will flow


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,971 ✭✭✭teednab-el


    teednab-el wrote: »
    True. You know what i mean though. I've learned that the best way to avoid a scene is to leave the scene and dissapear from trouble.

    You're pretty much delaying the inevitable though. If your friends are worth explaining the situation to then there won't be a scene. Avoiding a scene won't avoid the fact that you're friends may be complete dickheads

    I think I finally can say that they are dickheads. Just some of them though. There are others that did understand my story in fairness.


  • Registered Users Posts: 545 ✭✭✭CageWager


    I'd do this if I were you...



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