A MAN has expressed joy at finally being old enough to go for a pint alone and not have anyone question him about it.
Nathan Muir, 28, said that since his last birthday he now felt comfortable enough to go into a pub, buy a drink and then just sit at the bar doing nothing in particular.
He said: “I can just sit here, have a couple of pints and be by my fucking self.
“It’s like drinking alone at home only without the feeling of abstract loneliness.”
Research from the Institute of Studies confirmed that anyone drinking by themselves in a pub under the age of 28 is either waiting for someone or on the verge of a nervous breakdown.
26-year-old Emma Bradford said: “I’ve just lost my job and I’m three months late for my period.
“So I’ve bought a pint and some crisps.”