As we say in the program, there is no such thing as coincidences.Yesterday I started a reply to this post when the electricity went out briefly and knocked me off-line. I figured it was a sign from HP so I left the computer off. This morning I read in my meditation book about the very situation described in this post. Boiled down it said that this is a form of peer pressure and we need to handle it in a mature manner. If we are living the right way we can handle it.We advise our kids how to handle peer pressure by being mature, saying no, etc. My self personally, I have found my own attitude and perception are very important. If I don't make a big deal most other people don't either. Social situations I smile and say I'm the designated driver. I'm usually with my hubby so it is generally accepted and we move on. In a business situation if it is mentioned I merely smile and say I want to keep my mind sharp and focused so I can keep an edge on my competition. I have found that it is becoming more acceptable to decline alcohol in a business situation. Even lunches or after work parties. Because I have a family it is much easier to decline an after work get-together. I realize that single people probably have a more difficult time. I find that if a person is making a big deal about my not drinking it is usually someone I don't really want to be around anyway.