All right, so it wasn’t quite that bad, but this is a pretty embarrassing tale nonetheless.
I think I told you peeps that I was organizing my department picnic, which was a week and a half ago. It had been an exhausting week, both intellectually (thinking of all the things that could go wrong) and emotionally (I’m the newbie and this was basically my chance to be judged, for good or ill, by the 150+ people that would be there). Then, the day of it was actually exhausting, because I was carrying food and coolers full of ice everywhere.
The picnic ended up going great, and I was particularly happy because the BF came and stayed the whole time, despite the fact that a friend of his (remember the guy I don’t like? well, he turned out to be okay…) had invited us out to an Irish bar near our house for some live, raucous drinking music. We didn’t leave the picnic until almost 10 p.m. (our cars stuffed to the gills with leftover pita from Pita Jungle and a 30-pack of Bud Light, hooray!) and then drove the half hour home…
At which point I discovered that we were apparently still going to the Irish bar. Since he was such a trooper about hobnobbing with all my co-workers while I ran around like a maniac managing the picnic, I figured that he deserved the same from me, so I changed shirts and shoes and off we went.
We arrived at the bar, and it was indeed and old guy with a guitar singing bawdy Irish drinking songs. Awesome! We sucked down two beers and a shot of Jägermeister pretty quick (and had had about 3 beers each at the picnic). There were about 6 of us, half sitting at a high top and half sitting in a booth. Then all of a sudden his friends looked over…
And we were both asleep in the booth.
Not “asleep” as in drunkenly squinting, bobbing our heads, or looking tired.
Both completely curled up and most definitely absolutely, completely asleep.
In a bar full of 200 people singing Irish drinking songs.
That kind of asleep.
They’re still making fun of us.
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