Happy new year to all of you. I learned something interesting during the holiday season. There are recovered alcoholics who do not go to restaurants which have bars in the dining area. They claim that they do not want to deal with the smell of alcohol. It makes a lot of sense. It pays to have a list of restaurants where you feel comfortable. Alcoholics aren’t the only ones with strong preferences. A vegetarian told me that he does not feel comfortable sitting across from someone who is eating chicken and he has to look at the bones, a sort of an in part symbol of what killing an animal means.
We all have our preferences. Do what’s best for you.