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Poll: Should children be allowed to drink wine?
  • 14.9% - Of course not! What do you think this is, some commie French country? 132
  • 29.7% - Yes, in moderation, under adult supervision. 262
  • 3.5% - Yeah, let 'em have as much as they want! 31
  • 13.4% - A Blu-ray player 118
  • 4.5% - I think response #4 is in the wrong poll. 40
  • 1.9% - Oh, shoot, sorry about that. I think it's too late to fix it. Just ignore it. 17
  • 3.1% - Ok, but response #6 isn't even really a response at all. 27
  • 5.9% - Yeah, we know, it's just the easiest place to put an explanation. 52
  • 23.1% - Oh, ok. 204
883 votes

Well, how do you fare compared to the Zeitgeist? Chat up your fellow wooters and let us know how lame this poll was or what obvious choices we missed. For example: Was this poll a) STUPID, b) DUMB, c) POINTLESS or d) ALL OF THE ABOVE?

mdkopper


quality posts: 0 Private Messages mdkopper

I just wanted to be the first to post. Nothing to say..

RKett


quality posts: 2 Private Messages RKett

I'm torn between not wanting to encourage my kids to drink by banning it and not wanting them to think I think it's okay. I never drink, hope to God my kids won't, what a waste of money and time.

electric1


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Umm, what part of alcohol impairs the brain, do you not understand? Would you offer your child a cigarette too while you are at it? How about some lines of cocaine?

Alcohol is not for ingestion..... nuff said, my logic is undeniable and if you disagree, well go get drunk and then try arguing with me.

cole103


quality posts: 9 Private Messages cole103
electric1 wrote:Umm, what part of alcohol impairs the brain, do you not understand? Would you offer your child a cigarette too while you are at it? How about some lines of cocaine?

Alcohol is not for ingestion..... nuff said, my logic is undeniable and if you disagree, well go get drunk and then try arguing with me.



So why are you trolling Wine.woot? Proselytizing or just trying to feel superior to others?

kylemittskus


quality posts: 232 Private Messages kylemittskus
electric1 wrote:Umm, what part of alcohol impairs the brain, do you not understand? Would you offer your child a cigarette too while you are at it? How about some lines of cocaine?

Alcohol is not for ingestion..... nuff said, my logic is undeniable and if you disagree, well go get drunk and then try arguing with me.



Teetotalers and temperance movers unite!!!

"If drinking is bitter, change yourself to wine." -Rainer Maria Rilke

"Champagne is a very kind and friendly thing on a rainy night." -Isak Dinesen

ceagee


quality posts: 66 Private Messages ceagee

I spent a summer as an exchange student in Germany. Family drank wine. Kids have wine. No age limits on alcohol.
It is not the forbidden fruit.
When out to clubs.Can't remember anyone even asking for or wanting anything more than wine or beer. Everything was moderation, unlike US.
I think it is ok w/ common sense.
Sadly, there is a lot of that missing these days. Some Curly would probably put it in a baby's bottle.

Let's suspend reality for a moment , and pretend there is common sense.
I liked how it was in Europe.
Wine w/ dinner. Kids of a certain age out at clubs ok to be served wine and beer. Moderation. Public transport was excellent so no d & d issues.

It worked. Less abuse.
More knowledge of wine and how it is properly and responsibly used.

mrsque


quality posts: 5 Private Messages mrsque

6yos, no. 16yos under adult supervision for special occasion, may be okay. take away the mystique and kids are less likely to go crazy over it the first chance they get

*I* have FIVE Quality Posts! no, seriously...how did that happen?!

billypuppy


quality posts: 2 Private Messages billypuppy

Alcohol saved my life and it can save your life too!

"Three generations of imbeciles is enough".
Oliver Wendell Holmes

billypuppy


quality posts: 2 Private Messages billypuppy
electric1 wrote:Umm, what part of alcohol impairs the brain, do you not understand? Would you offer your child a cigarette too while you are at it? How about some lines of cocaine?

Alcohol is not for ingestion..... nuff said, my logic is undeniable and if you disagree, well go get drunk and then try arguing with me.



By any chance, are you a resident of Utah?

"Three generations of imbeciles is enough".
Oliver Wendell Holmes

fuzzypeaches


quality posts: 10 Private Messages fuzzypeaches
billypuppy wrote:By any chance, are you a resident of Utah?



Touche

10 quality post! Whoo hoo! I'M SOMEBODY!!!

kylemittskus


quality posts: 232 Private Messages kylemittskus
billypuppy wrote:By any chance, are you a resident of Utah?



WINNER!!!

"If drinking is bitter, change yourself to wine." -Rainer Maria Rilke

"Champagne is a very kind and friendly thing on a rainy night." -Isak Dinesen

jenaa


quality posts: 1 Private Messages jenaa

I don't even care, I just wanted to say how awesome this poll was!
Srsly lol'd.

This is an interesting change in disappointments.

ddeuddeg


quality posts: 32 Private Messages ddeuddeg
mdkopper wrote:Nothing to say..

That's never stopped you before.

"Always keep a bottle of Champagne in the fridge for special occasions. Sometimes the special occasion is that you've got a bottle of Champagne in the fridge". - Hester Browne


Ddeuddeg's Cheesecake Cookbook

tytiger58


quality posts: 74 Private Messages tytiger58

Well to answer the question..my kids had wine growing up, one was accepted to Columbia University and the other is taking a tour of Northwestern University tomorrow. And one does not want to go to college at all??

Maybe it would have been cheaper for me if I did not allow them access to wine growing up.

What contemptible scoundrel stole the cork from my lunch? ~ W. C. Fields

“Freedom is something that dies unless it's used” Hunter S Thompson




pseudogourmet98


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billypuppy wrote:By any chance, are you a resident of Utah?



dontwantaname


quality posts: 13 Private Messages dontwantaname

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Back in the ancient days of the 1950's and 60's, kids were given booze.

If there were Italian grandparents you got a tiny bit of wine with dinner.

If there were German or Irish grandparents, you could have a sip of beer from every beer bottle you could toddle over to.

The idea of putting some whiskey on a baby's gums when teething or in the bottle to put a baby to sleep, was very popular....mostly among the dads when they babysat.

I don't think in the end it made any difference.
Some grew up and drank too much.
Most didn't.


WE LURV YOU TOO! Dork!!!
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curtisuxor


quality posts: 56 Private Messages curtisuxor

Congratulations, moderators.

Prejudice is fine, but mentioning Darth Mader is an insta-ban.