I was in Israel where the it never rained and no one practically drank (except for some ex-pat Russians).
Now i'm Scotland where it never stops raining and everyone drinks, a lot.
When i was in Israel i went out on the town (Hertzilya) with a son of a family friend and his buddies. It was Saturday night (Sunday everyone had work), we sat down at the bar overlooking an exquisite beach with huge rolling waves. Everyone got a beer and i got the usual (gin & tonic). Feeling generous i proclaimed that the next round of drinks was on me. To which they proceeded to look at me with confusing and bewildering expressions - "What you want more alcohol? You American lush!" - they seemed to be saying. And that's when i learned Israelis are light weights when i comes to drinking. It was pretty sad, me and four grown men who couldn't drink more than one beer before calling it a night.