Rihanna Exposes Barbados Laid Back Attitude To Legal Drinking
September 18, 2008 Leave a comment
“I’d go out and get drunk, but that’s what teenage girls do in Barbados,” the 19-year-old told the tabloid. “The country’s pretty laid-back about the legal age for drinking. But I never went too over the top. I wasn’t exactly in Amy Winehouse mode. I’d seen what alcohol and drugs had done to my dad and I wasn’t going to follow in his footsteps. I knew my limits when I was a kid and I still do.”
“I might have a few drinks, but I don’t get tipsy too easily. I don’t ever get to the point where I want to throw up, can’t stand up straight or say things I’m likely to regret in the morning,” she said. Source – The Mail On Sunday.
Man, this reminds me of growing up and my father giving us 4 sibilings a shot of rum as he put it “to kill de worms”. LOLLLLLLLL. Thankfully no one out turn out to be a drunkard or a rummie!!! LOLLLLLLLLLL.
In all seriousness though, I can’t wait for the day when the authorities charged adults for sending young ones to the shop to buy their favourite liquor, charge shopkeepers for such and crackdown on excessive drinking by teenagers at fetes/parties. At least the government here regulates the alcoholic industry but it needs to do more.