Being a "controlled" sot, I was a better driver when I was drinking than I am now.
Steady buzz drinker ... all day every day. My limit was when I couldn't say "toy boat toy boat toy boat" in 2 seconds. (Yep. I can do that even at a 1.2.
) And I was P I S S E D the whole time that I couldn't just TIE ONE ON!
I had rules:
I NEVER ran a red light or a stop sign.
I ALWAYS came to a complete stop for a 3-count.
I ALWAYS wore my seatbelt (Well, that kept ME safer and I wouldn't get pulled over and have to hide my wine."
I NEVER broke the speed limit and NEVER went more than 5 MPH slower than the speed limit.
Well, those were the things I knew were coming and expected.
Anything else was fair game ... SUPRISE! You ain't as cool as you thunk you was.