I talk about not drinking a lot on here and in my comics. It is very difficult to stay sober in the service industry. Very hard. If managers and bosses aren't handing you shift drinks, coworkers are trying to buy you shots after the shift. There is a comrodery (sp?) in being in the trenches together, everyone getting shit on by table 7 ("what WAS her problem??") and going out for a drink after to celebrate surviving the shift. Drinking wastes a lot of time and energy though and I keep planning on putting my energy towards more positive things!!