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Since some of my colleagues are decisively against the practice, I will start.
At every signing of the contract,Its an unwritten law to raise the glass.
Many times I have gotten hammered at the clients house, or talking work, or general stuff.
Its normal (HERE) and accustomed to make you eat like a pig, and make you drink like a fish.
Many clients here weight how you can "hold" your drinks.

I love it.
i hardly ever drink, but when i do, Im all in.
My best client was one that we got so hammered at his house, we both passed out and i woke up in the morning sleeping on his front lawn.
a week later I signed a contract to build a condo for his kids.
After we signed he took us out to a fish dinner, We were in 6 a polished off 2 cases of white wine.

Your glass will never get below half because here they automatically fill it, then toast something,

I know Im grown up and in the States its changed in the last 20 yrs.

As a kid working for my dad, during the summer after work there was always a case of beer and a big bag of Lays potato chips
 

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I've never had the opportunity to drink with a client. I can't hold my liquor. Long before I pass out I just start puking. I've never blacked out, I get to remember everything.
 

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Since some of my colleagues are decisively against the practice, I will start.
At every signing of the contract,Its an unwritten law to raise the glass.
Many times I have gotten hammered at the clients house, or talking work, or general stuff.
Its normal (HERE) and accustomed to make you eat like a pig, and make you drink like a fish.
Many clients here weight how you can "hold" your drinks.

I love it.
i hardly ever drink, but when i do, Im all in.
My best client was one that we got so hammered at his house, we both passed out and i woke up in the morning sleeping on his front lawn.
a week later I signed a contract to build a condo for his kids.
After we signed he took us out to a fish dinner, We were in 6 a polished off 2 cases of white wine.

Your glass will never get below half because here they automatically fill it, then toast something,

I know Im grown up and in the States its changed in the last 20 yrs.

As a kid working for my dad, during the summer after work there was always a case of beer and a big bag of Lays potato chips
Never woke up on my clients lawn but I've raised many a glass with clients.
 
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Since some of my colleagues are decisively against the practice, I will start.
At every signing of the contract,Its an unwritten law to raise the glass.
Many times I have gotten hammered at the clients house, or talking work, or general stuff.
Its normal (HERE) and accustomed to make you eat like a pig, and make you drink like a fish.
Many clients here weight how you can "hold" your drinks.

I love it.
i hardly ever drink, but when i do, Im all in.
My best client was one that we got so hammered at his house, we both passed out and i woke up in the morning sleeping on his front lawn.
a week later I signed a contract to build a condo for his kids.
After we signed he took us out to a fish dinner, We were in 6 a polished off 2 cases of white wine.

Your glass will never get below half because here they automatically fill it, then toast something,

I know Im grown up and in the States its changed in the last 20 yrs.

As a kid working for my dad, during the summer after work there was always a case of beer and a big bag of Lays potato chips
It's normal where?
 

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Europe,
I don't plan it.
Not all people here are alchii's, but them few do keep you on your toes
 

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Europe,
I don't plan it.
Not all people here are alchii's, but them few do keep you on your toes
I had it narrowed down to Europe. :) Which country?

I had a young cousin (20's) from Poland telling one of my nieces (16) that the right way to drink and socialize is to finish the bottle(s) while discussing whatever with your friends. Drink until plastered, never leave a bottle unfinished, etc....well, as you might imagine, I had something to say after I heard that bit of "wisdom".
 

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Italy- A bottle(s) of wine on every table
 

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Hey, aren't Europeans supposed to be more mature and responsible with the drinking? Is that a myth?:laughing:
where did you read that, in esquire? ;)
 

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I drink with 99% of my clients.

Just went to a party at a new custom we built for a client. We drank so much moonshine (among other things) that I went and jumped in one of the new showers we built for them, just for the fun of it. They, and 5 other drunken conspirators, tried to sneak in with a camera.:eek:

You just can't buy marketing like that. It's all about relationships......

My brother runs a very large co. in NYC. His main job these days is to basically go get hammered with the whales.
 

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Ya when I was framing we'd have beers almost every Friday at the end of the day. Once had about 4 during a reallly hot day. Felt like 10, kept working until 7 that night figured I'd be more comfortable on joists and beams than behind the wheel. On custom builds the homeowner often brought us beer and hungout.
 

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I drink with 99% of my clients.

Just went to a party at a new custom we built for a client. We drank so much moonshine (among other things) that I went and jumped in one of the new showers we built for them, just for the fun of it. They, and 5 other drunken conspirators, tried to sneak in with a camera.:eek:
Yup, drunk people never do unprofessional stupid things... only reason it was "okay" was because everyone else was drunk too, this perfectly proves my case. If you'd come to this party and gotten smashed enough to go jump in the shower and everyone else was sober they would not be laughing and taking pics, they would be talking about your inability to control yourself.
 

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Since some of my colleagues are decisively against the practice, I will start.
At every signing of the contract,Its an unwritten law to raise the glass.
Many times I have gotten hammered at the clients house, or talking work, or general stuff.
Its normal (HERE) and accustomed to make you eat like a pig, and make you drink like a fish.
Many clients here weight how you can "hold" your drinks.

I love it.
i hardly ever drink, but when i do, Im all in.
My best client was one that we got so hammered at his house, we both passed out and i woke up in the morning sleeping on his front lawn.
a week later I signed a contract to build a condo for his kids.
After we signed he took us out to a fish dinner, We were in 6 a polished off 2 cases of white wine.

Your glass will never get below half because here they automatically fill it, then toast something,

I know Im grown up and in the States its changed in the last 20 yrs.

As a kid working for my dad, during the summer after work there was always a case of beer and a big bag of Lays potato chips

you sound like a first class idiot, maybe you should think before you speak, a manager of a fast food restaurant has more integrity and self respect than you do
 

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fast fred said:
you sound like a first class idiot, maybe you should think before you speak, a manager of a fast food restaurant has more integrity and self respect than you do
I have a friend that is a mcdonalds store manager, and he bring home 6 figures, and lives in a nicer neighbor hood then me
 

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you sound like a first class idiot, maybe you should think before you speak, a manager of a fast food restaurant has more integrity and self respect than you do
I'm thinking someone else is sounding like an idiot. It ain't the OP. :whistling
 

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you sound like a first class idiot, maybe you should think before you speak, a manager of a fast food restaurant has more integrity and self respect than you do
you should see me in person, dumbass
 

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this is gonna get good
 
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