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Have a Shandy on Me!

Updated: Apr 13, 2023

Happy Friday! Have a Shandy on me!


I am not a beer drinker, never have been. Although I don’t mind a half & half (lemonade / beer).


When we have drinks after work, and I am asked what I am having, you can almost hear the collective gasps when I order a Shandy.


Then the jokes come flying in:


“My mum used to order that!”

“That’s a girl’s drink!”


I am still surprised in these days of political correctness that I am still getting teased for ordering a Shandy.


Maybe the “beer” is the last bastion of masculinity – who knows!

However, I give back as good as I take.


I will sometimes order a Shandy just to see the embarrassment of them going to the bar to order.


Because no doubt they will be asked “What is a Shandy?” or, worst “What goes first – the beer or the lemonade?” or worst, watching the bartender unsuccessfully mix one.


Sometimes I know they will just order a beer to avoid the shame and explain to me “oh they must have only added a little bit of lemonade”


My point of this post is?


I enjoy drinking Shandies, and it makes me unique and it defines me.


We are all unique in our own ways, and we should celebrate that.


I certainly do!


“If you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be.” – Maya Angelou




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