I'm still trying to figure out what to do about this in the U.S. In a culture like Japan (where drinking seems more common) then what?
Tecnhigues I have tried: (in the U.S.) Don't drink (medical reason; lack of money, saying I dont like the taste); get a drink and sip it slowly, hoping that nobody will notice that in reality, I haven't even drank a shot class's worth in two or three hours; suck it up and drink even though i hate doing so.
I feel so wierd, doesn't anyone else in the world NOT like drinking? I've met people who don't like chocolate of all things! So is there anyone in there world who simply doesn't like the taste of alchole or the feeling of getting drunk??? Am I that eccentric?