From Ananova :
A US woman has been kicked out of a bar for not drinking.
Karen Ellis was asked to leave a karaoke night she regularly attends with friends.
Bar owner Jim Wong says he has bills to pay and can't let someone go to the bar to just drink a Pepsi all night.
Ellis, a 30-year-old production control manager from Salem, New Hampshire, was approached by Wong and asked to leave as she went to meet her friends in the bar.
"He walked toward me and said he wanted to talk to me. He said he saw me coming here all the time and just drinking Pepsi. He said he needed to pay his DJ and couldn't afford to do that if regular customers didn't buy alcoholic drinks. He told me to leave," Ellis told The Telegraph.
"I told him I was expected in the bar. He told me I had 15 minutes to tell my friends my situation and then I had to leave. I sat down, my friends bought me a soda and my other friend gave me her keys because she had a half of a Mike's Hard Lemonade and was already feeling hammered.
"After 15 minutes, Mr Wong came over and told me I had to leave. I told him that I had to drive my friend home. He said to leave and come back later to pick her up."
Ms Ellis and some of her friends then left in protest.
Mr Wong said: "I have a business to run. I pay the DJ $200 I cant let someone come here all the time and just drink a soda all night and then dance and do karaoke. I think designated drivers are good, but when a person needs a ride, they can call their friend at home and their friend can pick them up."
Ellis added: "Oh well. This is a first for me. I've never been kicked out of a bar before and I certainly have never been kicked out of anywhere for NOT drinking."