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    Default Re: Is holding a drink everywhere you go an American thing?

    Well you can't go shopping with a beverage, but window shopping is something else.

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    True. But all the celebs go shopping with a drink in hand!!!!

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    I drink all day long - at my desk! I never carry a beverage in my hand, not that I'm clumsy but I don't want to have to concentrate on not spilling it while walking and/or window shopping.

    Drinking coffee out of a plastic or styrofoam cup is some kind of sacrilege to me
    People here did not do it until very recently (thank you Starbucks), and now when I take the train to work in the morning you see lots of (young) people carrying a coffee cup with them, and practically taking their breakfast on the train. I can't help but think that it is a lazy habit, and I hate smelling their donuts' or whatever's smell when I try to take a short nap while commuting. Plus they leave crumbs all over the place and do those annoying sucking sounds when the cup is empty.
    And being the mad environmentalist that I am, I hate seing all that plastic stuff being thrown.

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    I agree about the waste that goes along with the constant supply of takeout drinks. I have a thermos-cup thing that I take with me and have filled up to avoid just that - even then, I'm usually just bringing tea from home.

    I don't know, the carrying of drinks trend really doesn't bother me. I do like to sit in a cafe and relax, but I also like to have something to drink with me on campus - I just do both. And hot drinks are usually too hot for me to drink until about 10 minutes after I've been served them, anyway. Eating while walking is just awkward, eating on transit is messy - but drinking from a secure cup or bottle I see no problem with.

    As for it being an American thing - I think maybe it's more a celebrity thing, and most celebrities that we see a lot of are American.
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    I hate the whole 'constantly carrying a drink' thing, and it's really catching on in the UK! A lot of the students at my uni tend to do it and it does appear to be very much an attention-seeking thing! Drives me crazy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by muchlove
    Well you can't go shopping with a beverage, but window shopping is something else.
    I take a drink to Nordstrom's, Neiman's etc. ALL the time. They don't have carts there. It isn't Target or the grocer's. It only takes one hand to flip through the racks and then you hand it to your salesperson to put in your room. Simple!

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    Well, I never realized it was rude to eat or drink while walking in a public place, but I still rarely eat anywhere public. I do, however, carry around some kind of drink with me when I'm out and about; usually water. It's damn hot here!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dakodas
    I take a drink to Nordstrom's, Neiman's etc. ALL the time. They don't have carts there. It isn't Target or the grocer's. It only takes one hand to flip through the racks and then you hand it to your salesperson to put in your room. Simple!
    I'm just curious as to why you would carry a drink everywhere. I can understand bottled water, but coffee, pop etc.?

    I've been in both those stores recently in San Diego on a busy Saturday and I never saw anyone carrying drinks around in them. Considering the prices at those stores, I'm surprised that they would encourage people to carry spillable beverages around. And I guess I'm not used to salespeople ferrying my beverages for me -- they're in retail, not the hospitality industry.

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    ^^ I think she means taking the clothes to the changing room, not the beverage.
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    Default Re: Is holding a drink everywhere you go an American thing?

    That would make more sense, but I still don't get the carrying a beverage everywhere you go thing.

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    Default Re: Is holding a drink everywhere you go an American thing?

    Taking one shopping seems a bit extreme, perhaps, but I generally carry a bottle of water everywhere, otherwise I'd never drink any.
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    Default Re: Is holding a drink everywhere you go an American thing?

    I carry water, usually in my purse, and swig as necessary!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pacific breeze
    I'm just curious as to why you would carry a drink everywhere. I can understand bottled water, but coffee, pop etc.?

    I've been in both those stores recently in San Diego on a busy Saturday and I never saw anyone carrying drinks around in them. Considering the prices at those stores, I'm surprised that they would encourage people to carry spillable beverages around. And I guess I'm not used to salespeople ferrying my beverages for me -- they're in retail, not the hospitality industry.
    It's also not exactly their job to follow you like a sick puppy waiting for you to make a selection so it can be carried to your fitting room individually while you continue shopping. You have arms too, and that drink does not belong being carried around in any kind of retail store. The chance of you dropping your coffee on the clothes or floor (both being problematic) are higher than you think, and while the staff may be nice while they're cleaning up after you, I can guarantee not only are their thoughts somewhat different, but you may find yourself getting different treatment when you return.
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    Slightly OT, but in Vancouver, you cannot drink alcohol in public. When I went to Las Vegas with the BF, it really tripped me out that people were walking around everywhere with their HUGE cups of alcohol and giant straws. We bought some beer at the 7-Eleven(!) - no alcohol is sold in grocery or convenient stores here, and hopped in a cab with our open beers, drinking on the way back to the hotel.

    I never carry beverages or eat or drink while walking, so it just felt really strange! I kept expecting some cop to give me a ticket!

    The BF clearly feels I'm a little too sheltered!

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    Default Re: Is holding a drink everywhere you go an American thing?

    You can only buy alcohol in licenced grogshops in Australia too - there's plenty of them mind you so it's not a problem. You can't buy alcohol in supermarkets here (although larger ones have a separate grog dept, but you have to pay for your booze separately) and many cities have strict rules about public consumption of alcohol. The cliche of having a cold beer on the beach is a bit of a myth unfortunately.
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