NOTE: We've moved this subthread from the discussion at http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/726263 -- THE CHOWHOUND TEAM
I understand the bud light thing--sometimes people get dragged places though, and if you have it, then serve it with a smile. Sometimes I want a bud light too, for whatever reason (I want something low alcohol, or low calorie, or cheaper, but I don't want to catch grief for ordering a diet coke, etc.).
Also, can someone explain to me the vodka thing? I get that gin is the clear liquor of choice for classic cocktails but what the hell is wrong with wanting a drink made with vodka? It's one of the world's most beloved spirits.