Have you been to a party with underage drinking?

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Have you been to a party with underage drinking?

Rod Ronald Rod Ronald
I went to a wedding last weekend. It was by far the most redneck wedding I have ever been to in my whole life. Afterwards a few more people showed up and theere was a bonfire and we all went and sat around it and drank. About 2 hours in I notice that a few of the people there looked really young. A little too young if you follow me. So I went ahead and asked one of them how old they were. When he told me he was only 17 I grabbed my non-drinking friend and we left. There was no way I was staying at a loud party with kids who were drinking. I'm not going to jail over that crap.
My question, or questions is this. Have you ever been to a party with underage drinking. Now, disreagard if you were a kid and drank with your other underage friends, thats diffrent.I'm talking about adults having parties with underage drinkers. Would you leave? Call the cops? Say something? What would you do?
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I've been to parties with underage drinking. I just stay away from the younger kids and keep partying.
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I've been to parties with underage drinking and have left. I'm not going to jail for them!
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I have been to parties like this and have told the kids to leave. I don't care who's friends they are, they should not be there if alcohol is present.
I've walked into parties like this and called the cops. Screw 'em. They need that vital life lesson to turn there crap around.
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I usually try to find the oldest person there. Then I tell them what POS they are for allowing kids to drink at there party, then leave, call the cops, but not after I took the 24 pack from the fridge and the tap from the keg.
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Ansley Ansley
Only the owner of the property is responsible for the events taking place. In most states it's perfectly legal to let your own children drink underage as long as it's in your home, not out in public, and not endangering anyone else's kids.

i.e. Billy and Sally have three kids; Jamie, Jake, and Jennifer. They're all over the age of 16 but under 21. They could drink at home if their parents said it was okay.

But if Jamie, Jake, and Jennifer invited their underage friends over, Billy and Sally would not be able to serve their kids' friends alcohol without consequences.

All of that aside, if you think that someone needs to have their children thrown into foster care ("vital lesson") and the parents sent to jail ("vital lesson") for a little supervised drinking I'd really hate to see what your thoughts on other matters in life are.
10/30/2012
AHubbyof2SexualMinds AHubbyof2SexualMinds
Since I've become an adult I haven't really encountered it. I don't go to many parties, but probably the most I've seen is at weddings. At my brother-in-law's wedding my other brother-in-law was drinking underage. What I did was keep an eye on him and then tell him when he'd had enough. I guess that's the good thing with being in the family so long he looks at me like a big brother. But we drove him home so I made sure to keep him safe. Not sure how I'd react with others, probably try and keep an eye on them and keep them safe.
10/30/2012
Trysexual Trysexual
You aren't going to jail for anything like that. If it's not your property I wouldn't worry. So long as they aren't driving...that's another story.
10/30/2012
kitty1949 kitty1949
I don't go to parties, but I've drank with my underage friends when we were on vacation. We didn't drive, so it was fine.
10/30/2012
- Kira - - Kira -
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Originally posted by Ansley
Only the owner of the property is responsible for the events taking place. In most states it's perfectly legal to let your own children drink underage as long as it's in your home, not out in public, and not endangering anyone else's ...
Yeah, I agree with all of this. My mom used to buy me drinks all the time when I was underage. At 17 this is perfectly legal so long as she's present. Trust me when I tell you my mother is far from unfit.

The way I look at it, it's better to teach kids to drink at home than to have to sneak out to drink. Then you get drinking and driving involved. Plus I've noticed adults whose parents didn't let them drink at home associate drinking with going out, again resulting in drunk driving. The people I know who were allowed to drink at home are more stay at home drinkers. Much safer. Also the parents can monitor the intake and cut the kids off when they've had enough. I seriously doubt their friends would do this if they went out to party.

I could maybe see getting upset if the kids were 10, but 17?? Who cares?!
10/30/2012
Ansley Ansley
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Originally posted by - Kira -
Yeah, I agree with all of this. My mom used to buy me drinks all the time when I was underage. At 17 this is perfectly legal so long as she's present. Trust me when I tell you my mother is far from unfit.

The way I look at it, it's ...
*nods* My parents let me have a glass of champagne every year for New Year's and a glass of wine with dinner on Christmas and if there was a big event I was allowed to have one or two drinks but I was cut off and given food afterwards.

Because of this, when I turned 21 I had no desire to go out to a bar to celebrate. We did because that's what you do, but we had a DD and everything was fine.

Now, we hardly go out at all for drinking purposes and prefer to stay home where we don't endanger ourselves or anyone else.

America is one of the few countries that touts the dangers of underage drinking; whereas in Germany and Italy it's a common occurrence at the dinner table beginning at age 14.
10/30/2012
sweetpea12 sweetpea12
Quote:
Originally posted by Rod Ronald
I went to a wedding last weekend. It was by far the most redneck wedding I have ever been to in my whole life. Afterwards a few more people showed up and theere was a bonfire and we all went and sat around it and drank. About 2 hours in I notice that ...
Depends sometimes I call the cops, because I don't want them drinking and driving. But other times I'll just leave
10/30/2012
Alyona Alyona
I've been to parties with underage drinking. I just stay away from the younger kids and keep partying.
10/30/2012
KyotoAngel KyotoAngel
I don't go to parties but back in high school I remember hearing about a few where my classmates had alcohol, I think if I ran into a situation like that I'd probably politely let the person in charge know (if it's an adult), or just leave and maybe call the police from a cell phone to let them know if it seems like the kids planned on driving anywhere under the influence.
10/30/2012
js250 js250
I leave because in the state I live in you will get nailed for contributing to a minor--just by being at the same party and having alcohol present. It does not matter who the property owner is--but the people present. Complete bs, but what are you going to do?

I find no harm in it as long as there is no driving. I do notice the kids who are allowed to drink small amounts at home have less of an issue than the ones who are strictly prohibited, though.
10/30/2012
travelnurse travelnurse
I tend to not go to those types of parties any more. I was one of those under aged drinkers.
10/30/2012
damnbul12 damnbul12
Quote:
Originally posted by Rod Ronald
I went to a wedding last weekend. It was by far the most redneck wedding I have ever been to in my whole life. Afterwards a few more people showed up and theere was a bonfire and we all went and sat around it and drank. About 2 hours in I notice that ...
I've been to parties with underage drinking. I just stay away from the younger kids and keep partying.
10/30/2012
- Kira - - Kira -
Quote:
Originally posted by Ansley
*nods* My parents let me have a glass of champagne every year for New Year's and a glass of wine with dinner on Christmas and if there was a big event I was allowed to have one or two drinks but I was cut off and given food ...
My family is from Italy. I'm only second generation American. Thus why no one in my family batted and eye when I was given wine. LOL
10/30/2012
Alyxx Alyxx
I've been at them both after I was 21 and before. Where I live it is perfectly legal for a minor to have alcohol in a private residence if their parent gives it to them. I've been drinking wine and liquor at family get togethers since I was maybe 15 or 16, and i went to quite a few rather wild parties in high school where there was lots of alcohol but parents were present to keep an eye on us. In fact, one of my best Christmas memories is getting drunk on dramboui with my mom one Christmas eve when I was 17. I was pretty much welcome to the open bar at my couisin's wedding reception, as well. My mom also got me a bottle of champagne for my high school graduation. I came out ok, and no one was arrested. And in most places it isn't illegal to be present where minors are drinking if it isn't your property.
10/30/2012
HostileUmbrella HostileUmbrella
Quote:
Originally posted by Rod Ronald
I went to a wedding last weekend. It was by far the most redneck wedding I have ever been to in my whole life. Afterwards a few more people showed up and theere was a bonfire and we all went and sat around it and drank. About 2 hours in I notice that ...
i'd call the cops
10/30/2012
Zombirella Zombirella
I have, and I was one of the few that was of age. After I had a little in me, I got paranoid and started kicking all the "kids" out. It was my friend's party but I didn't care then. The cops did end up getting called because of my big mouth yelling at people to get out. It was pretty much over by the time they came, but we sat there with the lights off and curtains closed and waited for them to leave. I'm glad I did that, since I found out the next day that someone had brought drugs! I'm not really even a drinker, so I'd have been pissed if I got in trouble for underage kids AND drugs that I DO NOT do or approve of! That was one of the few times I have been drunk. I did have half a beer at 17 and didn't like it. Then I had some wine coolers on my 18th birthday, but I wasn't a partier like some of my friends were. I often got teased or made fun of for being such a "goody" girl.
10/30/2012
babychika babychika
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Originally posted by HostileUmbrella
i'd call the cops
I would too
10/30/2012
El-Jaro El-Jaro
As long as the kids weren't drinking and driving, I'm really ok with it. I take a very European view of this though. Nothing teaches the problems with alcohol like a hangover!
10/31/2012
Kitten has left the site Kitten has left the site
If I'm at a party where kids are drinking, I'm going to wonder how I got there. I don't go to parties. Granted I was drinking with my husband when I was 19 years old, and I was actually told by a cop as long as there is a responsible adult present (not drinking) with the kids, then it was fine.
I'm not a cop caller unless I HAVE to be one. Which for me, I haven't called cops yet.
10/31/2012
joolie joolie
Personal opinion aside, the law is the law, so I would be out of there unless... it's a family meal and the family follows the European tradition of everyone having a little wine at dinner.
10/31/2012
Intrepid Niddering Intrepid Niddering
I -was- the underage drinker at parties. Usually, it was a family get-together with all the extended family and I was allowed one, maybe two drinks on days like New Year's Eve or Thanksgiving by my parents. Then when I went to friends' parties who were of age and there was alcohol there, it was usually everyone else suggesting I drink, so I would take one and sip it occasionally throughout the night. Mainly, I just drank water.
10/31/2012
Kat and Aaron(aaron) Kat and Aaron(aaron)
At one time, I was one of the underage drinkers. Later, I was the host of one of those parties. Now, we're a bit too old to hang with that young of a crowd.
11/11/2012
gsfanatic gsfanatic
Given that I went to a few large college parties, I'm pretty sure at least a handful of people were not legal. Didn't look too closely into it though
11/11/2012
sugar&spikes sugar&spikes
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Originally posted by travelnurse
I tend to not go to those types of parties any more. I was one of those under aged drinkers.
same !
11/11/2012
Creepellah Creepellah
I was the underage kid drinking at the parties.
01/08/2013
Marie Hanna Marie Hanna
I was that kid.
01/08/2013
Rory Rory
I've never been to a party with under age drinking but I would leave if it was going on. I would probable voice my opion to the party giver if he or she was my friend.
01/09/2013
Eugler Eugler
I'm on my knees and thanking the random choice (because atheists cannot thank god) that I was born in a country where the legal age for alcohol is 16 for beer and wine and 18 for everything else. But anyway, if there is one who is 15 nobody will call the police.

Anyway, I quit booze when I was 17.
01/10/2013
Flower1 Flower1
Never.
01/10/2013
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