REASON NUMBER #1 : DRINKING BEFORE 12:00 NOON
In other words , many Western women are quite shocked to witness their Ukrainian or Russian boyfriends drink an alcoholic beverage before 12 noon. In fact, as early as 8 or 9am in the morning in order to cure a hangover from the previous night with just one bottle of beer. More unnerving is watching not just her own man making a quick 5-min pit-stop to a small cafe near the metro station or bus route but also other men of all ages starting their work day with 50 gramms of vodka , tomato juice and ” buterbrod \ бутерброд ”
. This is a disturbing observation for many foreignors who live long-term in Eastern Europe particularily –Belarus, Ukraine and Russia. It is a predicament of the semi-retired blue collar class certain “дедушка ” who sometimes can be found working as security guards in the most obscure , low risk establishments…such as a nursery school or kindergarten; his job is boring , he sits all day and readsa newspaper and periodically patrols the parking lot, school corridors and monitors the arrivals and departures of children and parents. Other senior aged men and women in this group are some sellers that work in the outdoor street markets. But what is more frightening, is that she is watching her young, professional insurance salesman boyfriend, in his thirties beginning his Monday and even his Friday mornings with strong alcohol…vodka , whiskey or congac…just 50 gramms…perhaps , it’s better than a double-expresso or a can of redbull.
Not all men in this region of the world drink as early as 9 am in the morning, but in comparison to America where I have lived and many female expats I have met are from—drinking hard liqour before 12 noon has a psychological wall for most Westerners. Women find this liberalism with alcohol to be a very dangerous health risk and potentially marriage shattering behavior.
TO BE CONTINUED IN THE NEXT SEPTEMBER ARTICLE ” REASON NUMBER #2 : HE’S A REAL MAN “
BUT! read PART#1 here BELOW