My Mother always told me that you can tell the true nature of a person by seeing how they act after they’ve had a few. Now, as my Mother, and the vast majority of her friends, are teetotalers, I can’t help but wonder about the veracity of this statement. Do you see the “real” person, or do you see just someone who should have had a seltzer with lime instead?
Recently my friend was at a work holiday party. Drinks all around. One of the departments recently had to make a new hire. After a careful review of resumes, and extensive interviews, a young woman was hired. Very qualified for the position at hand.
There was another young woman at the party who had interviewed for said job.
She did not get it. (obviously)
The young woman who was not hired went over to the hiring manager, and very loudly stated:
“I know why you didn’t hire me. I’m too attractive. I know your wife and she told you not to hire me because she’s jealous.”
The manager, normally quick to respond and good with people, was shocked. He simply stated:
“No. I would never do something like that.”
The young woman just walked away.
So here’s the thing: why would you ever go to a company party, with company people, and call out a highly esteemed manager? Well, you would if you had been thinking this in the back of your mind, and then had a little (a lot) of liquid courage…
How authentic are you if you’re impaired by alcohol or drugs?
Thinking something is one thing- acting on those thoughts is another. Without alcohol to fuel her, would she have ever made these thoughts a reality?
Have you ever apologized to someone for something you did while you were less than sober?
Inebriated hook ups?
I am fond of a glass of Prosecco. I love a good fruity cocktail. I’m totally fine with people drinking alcohol…
But we always must remember that the thing about alcohol is that is loosens us up, makes us do things that we would not do when sober. Inhibitions often go right out the window along with bras and panties…
Do you like the person you become after a few cocktails better than who you normally are?
Do you think the young woman in the story regretted what she had said the night before?
Did the hiring manager dodge a bullet by not hiring this woman?
Does alcohol take away more than it adds?