I was recently traveling by air when I imagined a hypothetical situation in which I think I know how I would react but would like to know the opinions of E-Hellions.
Please note that because this is a completely hypothetical question, parameters may be added in later comments. I will try to remember to add them in the original post if they are made.
You are on an airplane, an hour into a 2-4 hour flight, when you decide to order an alcoholic beverage from the steward. The steward replies that another steward will return shortly with the credit card machine and the drink then moves onto the next row. The person sitting next to you objects to your order and requests that you do not consume the alcohol.
You are of age, you are not presently intoxicated, this is your first drink order, and you enjoy alcohol. The request is not snotty, condescending, or abrupt.
How do you politely respond?
Parameter Change 1: The request is on moral grounds.