Drinking Gingerly In The Office

| Working | January 1, 2015

(I visit a Caribbean place for lunch and buy a bottle of ginger beer. This is a spicy ginger-flavoured soda, usually sold in tall brown long-neck bottles. I don’t finish it at lunch, so I bring it back to the office to finish at my desk.)

Coworker: *stares* “[My Name], what are you drinking?”

Me: “Ginger beer.”

Coworker: *whispering* “Maybe no-one told you, but you’re not allowed to drink alcohol while you’re working.”

Me: “What? It’s not alcohol. It’s GINGER beer.”

Coworker: “Right! It’s beer! You just said so.”

Me: “No, ginger beer is no more alcoholic than root beer. It’s a carbonated soda.”

Coworker: *leaving* “Whatever. When you get into trouble, don’t say I didn’t warn you.”

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