Behind the Memes: Drinking enemy
As important as drinking is to any college experience, and let’s be real, yes, it’s absolutely necessary, the most important thing is who you drink with.
As of late, all I’ve heard from friends and others around campus is how bad their experiences have been with partying and drinking.
You would assume it’s obvious, but there’s a lot of ways you can tell who you should and should not drink with.
People always ask how I find parties I go to, or how the parties I throw with friends end successfully. I know it sounds obvious, but the only real reason behind that is choosing who I invite, which I do with some care, making sure it just is the best (best-looking people). There’s two main types of people I try to avoid drinking and partying with, and they are the worst offenders.
The first and most important type of person you should avoid is the Loud Mouth. This person always either brags about how much they can drink, or how much they’re going to drink.
Many times, the Loud Mouth is associated with fraternities or sororities, though not exclusively. The Loud Mouths always try to pick fights, get messy and blabber on about beer pong rules and regulations.
Let’s all take a moment at your next party and collectively tell them to shut up. Beer pong is beer pong, and if you want to talk about how badass your liver is, prove it don’t puke it. There is a big difference between being the life of the party, and being a messy, douchey, trashy or hopeless case.
Be careful, a lot of times they are over confident, and in some cases are the ones that drink and drive. The only good thing is, they’re always easy to spot.
The second person you should try to avoid is of course the Lightweight, who is an emotionally distraught person and is usually a girl (not to sound mean or sexist).
Again, not to sound mean, but if all you do when you drink, especially if it was just one shot, is cry and complain about your life you seriously should not be drinking.
We all know at least one of these people, and while you may not necessarily be able to avoid drinking with them, be a friend and keep an eye on them so they don’t embarrass themselves. Slowly but surely, they usually get over it and end up being a good person to party with.
Drinking and partying in college are about having a good time and making fun memories, not the time to play therapist and patient.
These people I mentioned usually end up learning their lessons and getting over it.
The best way to stop people from acting like that when drunk is telling them while they’re sober.
Be a friend, keep an eye out and watch who you party with and everything should turn out fine.