Every time, you go out for drinks with a bunch of friends, or at a party or any event that involves alcohol, there is always that sober friend who tags along even though they don’t drink. We love these sober beings equally, but have you ever wondered what are the things they put up with while you are busy knocking back a screwdriver? What do they go through when you and a couple others have had five shots of tequila and are now down to their second pitcher of beer?
It is often said that alcohol brings out the best in you and people have the most fun when they’re drunk, but sobriety enjoys the whole show and wakes up the next day just to tell it. Yes, they do have fun but dealing with drunk people while you’re sober is nothing short of awkward hilarity.
So here is the sober endeavour straight from the horse’s mouth.
1) Endless Talking
The one thing that sober people resent is a chatty drunk. When drunk, people tend to repeat the same story a million times. Yes, it is rightfully exaggerated. Under the influence of alcohol, these stories might sound super fun even if it is repetitive; but when you’re sober it’s quite boring.
2) Mr./Ms. Brags-A-Lot
Another thing that puts sober people off is when drunk people begin bragging. Especially, when they brag about their alcohol tolerance. The reason being, sober people know your limit because they are your friends. So when you say, “Oh I never puke while drunk. Like ever,” the sober man chuckles silently. They know that your talks are just talks and time will prove them right regardless. Every sober man knows that no matter how confident the drunken associate is about their puke-resistant abilities, they throw up pretty much every time they guzzle alcohol without thought.
3) Emotional Outburst
Alcohol breaks all and every kind of emotional barrier. The one thing drunk people tend to do is CRY. Yes, and they end up expressing their sadness to the sober friends; who are pretty clueless as to how to respond. So, they end up listening to all the why me’s and I still love’s etc. And all the sober man can do is maybe pat them affectionately or slip in a hug to console their drunken buddy. There, there.
4) Too Much Information
There is no such thing as private information for the drunk population. This puts the sober audience in a very awkward situation, because what are they supposed to do with all that information? They didn’t even want to know any of it in the first place. Sometimes you hear things that are quite private (drunk people are quite silly). They don’t really have a filter, so they end up channelling too much information towards the sober man. This is mostly because anybody else would be drunk and the sober man is the only one who would listen.
5) No Inhibitions
When drunk, people have zero inhibitions; they are totally liberated and have nothing holding them back. But this proves to be quite an inconvenience for the sober man. The sober man has to somehow find a way to stop their silly friend from being reckless. They have to distract the uninhibited pal from sending that drunk text to their exes and make sure their drunk friends don’t wake up with regrets.
6) Designated Driver
Sober people always end up being the designated driver whenever they go out with their friends who drink. They obviously cannot let their drunk pal get behind the wheel, so they have no choice but to drive. Being the DD is not really a problem, but it would nice to not be driving people around ALL THE TIME.
Basically, sobriety has a price and the price is babysitting. This is kind of a liability and is what constitutes the core of a sober man’s woes. They are like a fire brigade that reaches the accident site before there are any casualties.
So the next time your sober mate accompanies you for a few drinks, be kind and don’t fill their vat up with your responsibility. Because we appreciate our sober friends for they are always there for us, especially in our weaker moments.
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