According to the CDC, this woman is certainly not from Tennessee
Hammered. Smashed. Blotto. Call it what you want. But according to the Centers for Disease Control, our fair state ranks dead last when it comes to heavy consumption
. Even Utah has more binge-drinkers. That’s right, the home of Jack Daniels “lost” to a gang of abstemious Mormons. We’re shocked too.
But before you go speeding off to your local bar in a desperate attempt to drink us back to respectability, consider this: Self-reported surveys are notoriously inaccurate. Ask someone on the street if they like to get blitzed, and you’re bound to get a few darting eyes. Especially in the Bible belt.
So next time a stranger asks you how much you drink, fellow Tennesseans, you tell them the truth. This whole modesty thing is killing our rep.