Quick post, just to unleash some anger.
Last night I had a work meeting with about 5 colleagues, very casual at a Mexican restaurant. My friend, who also went to grad school with me, and knows of our struggle and now the pregnancy, thought it would be fun to go up to the bartender and sneakily ask for virgin margaritas, for both of us, as a little celebration.
The waitress walks over, “Here’s the two non-alcoholic ones.” Real smooth, but whatever.
I take mine and take a sip and think, hmmm this kinda tastes like a regular drink. After a minute I get my friend’s attention and tell her. She’s adamant that hers has no booze, because it didn’t. Our colleague/friend in between us, who also knows the deal, and was drinking booze, takes a sip of mine and says “No, you’re fine”.
Hmm ok. I KNOW I’m overreacting, because I probably drank about a quarter to a half an inch of this drink (5 small sips), but I am angry. After abstaining from booze and caffeine since July, this just pisses me the fuck off.
I get up to go to the bathroom and noticed my face feels flush. When I come back to the table, my friend who ordered the drinks looks like she just saw a ghost. She finally tried my drink when I was gone and is certain there is alcohol in mine. Awesome.
She quietly tells the waitress, who doesn’t seem to give two shits, but goes to get me a new one. I’m sitting there trying to stay composed in front of the group, but really wanting to cry or puke. I immediately chug 2 giant glasses of ice water.
And all the while I’m thinking, I don’t even FUCKING LIKE margaritas. Tequila? Really?
I’m sure the amount of alcohol that even went in to my system, let alone made it’s way to the baby is negligible. I’m sure my trusty liver metabolized most of whatever little TEQUILA I drank while 7 weeks pregnant. Ugh.
Will everyone please tell me to calm down, and that everything is fine, but also agree that the whole experience was infuriating? Because my husband is done doing that for me. Thanks.
PS- After all that, the waitress still charged us for the drinks.