New York is a funny, funny state made up of a whole bunch of people who can't decide if they love alcohol or hate it.

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One in three New Yorkers say they've had more than enough of people drinking and driving and they're not wrong - drunk driving is a big issue. Those same one-in-three New Yorkers also said that they think there should absolutely zero tolerance when it comes to drinking and driving.

According to Desert Hope Treatment, 66 percent of New Yorkers say that the penalty doled out to those who get behind the wheel after drinking simply isn't strict enough. However, here's where the whole pot calling the kettle black part comes into play: one in four New Yorkers, the same ones who think there needs to be zero tolerance for drinking and driving, say that they would still drive first thing in the morning after a night of binge drinking.

But wait, there's more.

Despite knowing that drinking and driving can be (and often is) deadly and despite the fact that New Yorkers are well aware of the implications on our bodies of drinking (especially for those trying to drop those extra stubborn pounds) New Yorkers love their drink insanely much and really have no desire to give it up.

A bunch of surveyed average every day New Yorkers told that they would be willing to gain up to 13 pounds if it meant they could continue to drink. 13 pounds. That would be like carrying an extra 208 slices of bacon in your gut for the rest of your life and just to be able to continue to keep tossing back a favorite cocktail.

So, do you see what I mean about New York being a funny state with people who definitely want their cake (alcohol) and want to eat (drink) it, too?


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