With my daughter in the city pub / beer-house
Funny how different societies work. There is no way a child would be allowed in a pub in the U.S.A. even with a parent. All the adults involved would be “contributing to the delinquency of a minor”. My parents had a hard time understanding that when we first came to America, since I often went to the pub with my father in Germany, and they felt they were responsible for me and not some law somebody cooked up. It would be just him and me, when I was age 6 to about 9. He even bought a beer for me. Since I hated the taste of it I’d dump sugar into it and he would whince, and of course, it was so awful that I never drank it. But what I remember is the wonderful talks he and I had over a glass of beer.
Your drawing brought back lovely memories.
PS: As a teen, because I was allowed to have a glass of beer or wine at home, I never had a problem with drinking like my friends did. To them it was illegal and exciting; to me it was just routine and something you did with dinner.
Nice story Rose. I’m glad I helped to bring back pleasant memories.
Actually this is not really a pub like the ones in UK. It is a large restaurant/cafe/pub next to (and belonging to) the city brewery. We went there to rest after a midday walk through the hilly part of the old town and its narrow streets (I want her to get to know old little “secret” streets of our city – and she loves it).
What she drinks is a squeezed orange juice, and I had a coffee and water.
However, time might come when kids wouldn’t be allowed there, but I don’t expect that to happen soon. See the ashtray? We can still smoke publicly! Can you imagine
In Scotland we are somewhere in between these two countries. Children are allowed in licensed places but they must not be close to the point of sale of alcohol and they are usually expected to remain in another area. Children are usually taken to pubs which sell food – not all pubs do this here which is a mistake since we have awful alcohol abuse in parts of the UK. I definitely think the “European” culture introduces alcohol in a more civilised way.
Sugar in beer, Rose Two of the four most important food groups together (Alcohol, caffeine, fat and sugar).
Lol. Nice drawing, Ziza. I like this etching looking sketches. In Russia it was also no law about kids and alcohol, and still not, I believe. I also gave my daughter freedom with tasting wine, liqueur at home and she was also very surprised by kids on campus getting wild.
Very nice drawing, and very evocative, Ziza !
I’m also smiling at the comments — here in the middle of USA, it is up to the
discretion of the bar-owner/bar-tender to serve or not to serve. The parent may buy alcohol for the child.
Usually the parent is served, who in turn will serve their child/children.
Two-thirds of states in the U.S. permit people under the age of 21 to drink alcohol under certain conditions, such as under the supervision of their parents or guardians.
Nation-wide research in both the U.S. and England has demonstrated that teens who drink with their parents are less likely to experience alcohol-related problems.
Note, however, that no state permits a parent to serve alcohol to other parents’ children.
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