Most people tend to feel their mood sink a little when they decide to stay sober for a night out, either because they’ve been nominated as the designated driver for the night because it’s their turn, or they’ve just decided to stay sober for some reason. Either way, it can suck when you go out and have to stay sober while all your friends drink up and let loose on the dance floor.
One of the most frustrating things that can happen during a night out is the inability to get drunk. Everyone has had those nights where pre’s didn’t serve its purpose properly, or maybe you ate too much food to allow yourself to become properly intoxicated. Never fear though, there is a method in the madness.
‘Do I sound drunk?’ Well, if you have to ask, the answer is yes. When you’re drunk, and trying not to seem drunk you tend to try and use words that are more ‘sophisticated’, so that you don’t seem drunk. You might say that you imbibe drinks, instead of drinks, or that ‘commode’ instead of bathroom.
There are two ways, of course, that you can approach the matter. How to remain sober, and what to avoid with the following morning in mind.
You are of course familiar with the old cliche that whenever you start to make rules about drinking, tis the first and surest sign that you have a drinking problem. Well, yes and no. Most sane people have their own private traditions that act as a guiding hand during the weekend pub crawl. Drinking prejudices, I call them.
Often when you go out with a group of buddies, there’s usually one person who won’t be drinking that night, or at least not too much. While it’s of course their choice to drink or not to drink, do they have to act so arrogant about it? Seriously, whenever I’m drinking and someone isn’t drinking, it makes my drinking less fun and makes me look like the bad guy.
It’s inevitable that one day you’ll let yourself slip and drink a little too much the night before work or a family event – any situation you need to not be hung over for. However, that is okay as there is definitely ways to make yourself appear as sober as a pope. Also, if you’re anything like me, then simply looking less hungover makes you feel less hung over.
On an ordinary night out, yes I would usually be drinking. I was all over the vodka lemonades and wet pussy shots, dancing like Beyonce and getting home when it was daylight. But as the nights get darker and the air is colder, I’ve swapped the heels for boots and the alcohol for my car keys and been the designated driver doing good deeds for my friends on a night out.
I’m not usually one to offer myself up as the ‘deso’ driver. But after realising I was rostered on at work for 9am Sunday morning, and subsequently mentally drafting up a pros and cons list of whether it was even worth going out or not, like any respectable Uni student I got bored of using my brain and reluctantly decided to get my responsibility on.
The new ploy to guilt you into staying sober this month is actually related to drug and alcohol issues. Lol, this is so logical, why hasn’t anyone thought of this before? Unlike those other themed months that try and get you to meditate on the mortality rate of cancer