Q: Hi Edward, I need some KiNdAfaBuLous advice. I drank way too much beer the other night and feel as though I acted a fool. It was my birthday so I wish I could be easy breezy on myself, but I'm experiencing shame and self-loathing. I invited a boy who I have a crush on and the last time we hung out I drank too many beers too b/c it was st. patrick's day. Do you have any words of wisdom as to how to handle the situation? I probably won't hear from this guy as I was slurring my speech and a mess.
Firstly, I read your first sentence (Ha) and I was like, “and what???” But seriously-drinking way too much beer, making a fool of yourself in front of someone you like, and then regretting it the next day is all part being a mildly charming human being in your 20s/30s/40s/50s/60s/70s/80s/90s/100hundies.
It’s not a big deal. Now-don’t do that too often, because you don’t want to become known as the boy/girl who does this on the constant. If that happens-people in your peer circle will talk about what a “train wreck” you are, and then no one will really want to invite you out because they’ll be all, “ugh-I had to babysit so-and-so last night-what a train wreck. I am never going to hang out with him/her again.”
However, once or twice in a while, is totally fine and you shouldn’t beat yourself up over it. And take it from someone who has drunkenly (and highly) humiliated himself in front of totally worthy, potentially fun suitors-you have to brush the dirt off your shoulders Jay-Z and be like “on to the next one.” I would be lying to you if I didn’t say that the person you did this in front of might be like, “what a mess,” but that’s the great thing about this sea of life-there are plenty of fishies-so do you 100!
Edward “I’ve been a lot places, seen a lot of faces, hell-even if fucked with different races” Hansen.