Another October, another Pat Nurse Octabber:
Here we are again. Now in it’s third year, Stoptober, Nanny’s do as we say October campaign is back again in a bid to force us all into the perfect size 10, non drinking, non smoking, tofu-eating, water-supping perfect human specimens to, presumably, ensure we can become 150 year old burdens on society…
But Stoptober now has an ugly sister, Sober October.
The benefits of Going Sober For October
Taking a month off the booze can have many potential benefits. Just imagine what you could achieve without a hangover!
By having 31 gloriously hangover-free days you’ll not only be raising lots of money to help people with cancer, you’ll also be doing oodles of good for your own health. Together with a few small improvements to your diet and exercise routine you could expect to experience a range of the following:
Increased energy levels, higher productivity
No more hangovers
Sleeping better / snoring less
Healthier bank balance / Save money
Sense of achievement
Fresh approach to alcohol consumption
Generally feel healthier
Doing something positive for a good cause
“Hangover-free” is, I suppose, the alcoholic equivalent of “smoke-free”. But I hardly ever suffer from hangovers, because I seldom drink enough to get one.
And also, I wouldn’t sleep better: a shot of whisky is my usual nightcap.
And I’m thin enough already that any weight loss would make me skeletal.
But, apart from that, it’s the shallow, empty pretence that self-denial is somehow ‘fun’, and can give people a ‘sense of achievement’, and entails ‘doing something positive’.
It’s all just a fundraising drive for Macmillan Cancer Support.
So thank you for taking part in Go Sober, raising a glass (of water) and standing proudly beside people facing cancer. Your support will mean Macmillan can be there so that even more people don’t have to face cancer alone.
You won’t actually be ‘standing beside’ people facing cancer alone, of course.
And if they are facing cancer (or anything else) alone, it’ll probably be because, thanks to antismoking and anti-alcohol zealotry, they’ve lost the supportive pub and cafe communities they once had.
H/T Vapingpoint Liz, I just found the Stop Stoptober image. Perfect.