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Day 9 ‘Temulence.’

‘Drunkenness’ Collins dictionary

Top ten drinking personas

When people drink, they adopt a drinking persona; some are welcomed while others are not. These personas can occur at weddings, parties, anywhere people get together and consume their favourite alcoholic drink. Here is my top ten I have witnessed on nights out.

  1. Merry– A typical persona, everyone who has a few drinks adopts this one. People become happy, chilled and get along with everyone. On the negative side, if the game ‘have I ever’ comes up, they may be more inclined to share dark secrets.

  2. Giggly– They will laugh at anything; you could say hi, and they would laugh. It’s a stage up from merry. It can get annoying, but if you put a couple of them together, they are easily amused.

  3. Childish- They run around, down people’s drinks and play practical jokes. We should all be in touch with our inner child, but that extra beer and that bad idea, could get a traffic cone stuck on your head.

  4. Generous– There’s always that one friend who starts buying lots of shots and gives out hugs. Downside, the bill in the morning.

  5. Tearful– Crying for no reason but if hug persona is nearby, they can help.

  6. Flirty– Applies to guys in night clubs, who after a crate of beer, think they can chat up any girl. Can also apply to that embarrassing Auntie at your Brothers wedding.

  7. Stalker– That drunk guy who hangs around your group of friends and keeps to the shadows. They are just lurking nearby and needs a couple more drinks to pluck up the courage to say hi. If hug persona is in your group, that will be his ticket into your group.

  8. Need to pee– This persona can get really annoying, once you break that bladder rule. This is why girls spend a lot of time in the toilets; there’s no point leaving.

  9. Fighty– Not a good persona to adopt, can result in being arrested because you picked a fight with another girl who had a nicer dress.

  10. Wonderer– There’s always that one friend who needs a tracking device in them. The one that wonderers off and when you call them, they don’t know where they are. They may also go home without telling anyone.

You may be a mix of these, and personas can change throughout the night. Part of the friend code is to realise what type your friends are, so you are more prepared to deal with them if situations arise. All these personas full within the blurry line of being drunk. When you’re not fully intoxicated, falling over or throwing up; It’s a balance between tipsy and drunk. It’s your duty as a boozer to find your line and if the room starts spinning, down those pints of water and stop drinking. The alcohol is still pumping around your body; it doesn’t t evaporate. If in doubt about your drunk line, do as I do and adopt the Cinderella approach, when it hits midnight, swap that merry juice for water.

I am challenging myself to write a 500-word post a day for 30 days. I will choose a random word from the dictionary and to make this challenge more complicated; I will use the same word to create posts on Twitter and Instagram. I will create a haiku for twitter and post a photo on Instagram. If the word I choose is too obscure to make a post, I will choose another word.

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