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Old 09-13-2013, 12:55 PM   #1
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I'm going on two work trips, including Las Vegas, next week. These coworkers know I enjoy wine, we have been drunk together on more than one occasion, and they will definitely notice if I don't drink. I'm not ready for my work to find out I'm pregnant. My husband said to use the medication excuse, but I work in pharmaceuticals and they will not hesitate to ask what I'm on, for how long, yada yada. They aren't rude, but because we are in the business we aren't usually shy about this stuff. If I say I'm on a medication and can't drink, but then won't tell them what it is or just say its personal, they will assume something bad. I also don't want to get into a big complicated lie.

Can anyone think of another excuse for not drinking? I was thinking of saying I drank way too much in Spain and can't look at liquor for a few weeks (not true, but they might believe it).

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Old 09-13-2013, 01:03 PM   #2
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Re: Hiding pregnancy in Vegas

I'm doing this now, and did this with my son -- I say wine has been giving me a headache, and then I go to the bar and order a cranberry juice with ice, so it looks like a cape cod. I sip through straws.
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Just go to the bar (alone of course) and order a Virgin mixed drink. No one will ever know the difference unless they take a sip
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I would make sure to always have a non-alcoholic drink in your hand that looks like it could be alcoholic. Cranberry juice is a good one
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Old 09-13-2013, 01:20 PM   #5
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Re: Hiding pregnancy in Vegas

Can you tell them you are doing a cleanse?
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Re: Hiding pregnancy in Vegas

Headache idea might work.

Stand-in drinks could work too. I just googled and found this: http://casualkitchen.blogspot.com/20...o-alcohol.html
The rail splitter sounds tasty and hardcore if none of my coworkers know what it actually is!

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Can you tell them you are doing a cleanse?
Lol I am absolutely the last person in the world to do a cleanse, but for someone else that's an awesome suggestion!
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Re: Hiding pregnancy in Vegas

I had to go to a work reception/dinner thing literally the day after finding out I was pregnant. I just ordered an orange juice and asked for a lime/lemon wedge on it.

BTW, I was standing at the bar and they had all of the little juice bottles (that they make the drinks from) sitting out so I read the ingredients on them really quickly and the Cranberry juice was HFCS, but orange juice was literally just orange juice and preservatives. FYI in case you don't do HFCS...
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Re: Hiding pregnancy in Vegas

I always do soda water with a lime so I don't have to pay for overpriced non-alcoholic drinks. Looks like some kinda vodka sprite or gin tonic.
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Old 09-13-2013, 05:20 PM   #9
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Tell them you're taking sudafed for a sinus or ear issue.
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Tell them you're taking sudafed for a sinus or ear issue.
Especially if you are flying, this would make total sense. And then have some kind of joke or funny story to tell, or gossip so that there isn't awkward silence or more questions.
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