Some honesty in this space today. Wincing honesty. Signs that my drinking had become a problem.
Sign #1 Bulk buying
I’d buy in bulk – six bottles at a time because the local store gave a discount for six – plus they were always running promotions. I was getting decent wine for a good price. Lots of it.
Sign #2 Hiding full bottles
I would have bottles stashed in my room. During the evening I’d dip into those so the bottle everyone else was drinking from wouldn’t empty as fast.
Sign #3 Stashing empty bottles
And then I realized I had empty bottles stashed around my house, in a dresser drawer, my home office cabinet – to hide the volume of wine I was consuming.
Sign #4 Visiting the bank bottles on the way to work
I’d bring a big bag of clinking stinking empty bottles to the bottle bank, so they wouldn’t show up in the recycling bin left on the curb side.
Oh, okay. I have a problem.