Spinoff*** is being drunk an excuse?

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Is it?
    Yes it's a reasonable excuse : (23 votes)
    11 %
    No it's no excuse at all : (90 votes)
    43 %
    It's only an excuse for minor things : (89 votes)
    43 %
    Other : (6 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 4
    5207 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2013

    @Mrslovebug:  It’s never an excuse. The way I see it you allowed yourself to get drunk. If you chose not to stop at a comfortable buzz any mistakes are 100% your fault. I did some disgusting things while drunk as a teenager and still regret them. 

    Post # 5
    2372 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013 - B&B

    I voted its only an excuse for minor things… I mean really minor, like horrible dancing lol. Or spilling a secret that wasnt extremely hurtful. 

    Other than that I sort of subscribe to the idea that “Drunken words are sober thoughts”. Same with actions. So no, being drunk is not an excuse to flirt with someone else’s SO, or say hurtful things, or be violent, etc.

    Post # 6
    3406 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    @Mrslovebug:  people LOVE to blame being drunk, but you know what you’re doing most of the time and being drunk doesnt mean you get a free pass.The law doesn’t recognize it as an excuse and neither do I.  “officer, I was drunk! what happened wasn’t my fault” see that won’t fly.

    Post # 7
    1822 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013 - Pavilion overlooking golf course scenery, reception at banquet hall

    I said it’s only an excuse for minor things – blurting out things you’d usually keep to yourself, poor manners, loud speaking voice, and mostly harmless things like that. Meaningful physical contact whether romantic or violent… not so much.

    Even then, not really an “excuse” but more of an understadable reason.

    Post # 9
    1896 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    @Mrslovebug:  i think it’s an excuse for minor things. I act pretty silly and huggy when drunk.  Sometimes I’m embarassed afterwards for the silly things I’ve done, but usually the people around me are non-plussed about it. 

    Not an excuse to cheat, grab someone’s genitals,  or do anything like that.



    Post # 10
    1463 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    A person chooses to be drunk; therefore, one can expect bad decisions to potentially occur.  So, my answer is no, it’s not an excuse.

    Post # 11
    4878 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    Alcohol merely takes the brakes off.  It doesn’t change who you are.

    Post # 12
    11772 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    @aggie2010:  +100

    I think minor things, like bad dancing/loud talking/saying hilariously stupid stuff (“Duuuude. You’re like, my BFF, you know what? Totally. My BFF!”) is all excusable.

    Cheating, physical assult, etc, is not.

    Post # 13
    525 posts
    Busy bee

    @Mrslovebug – it is an excuse for something like falling out of their chair or losing balance but they are still not excused for over drinking. Not an excuse for behavioral issues

    Post # 14
    526 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    @Mrslovebug:  I said minor things. Like being louder (or more anti-social depending on the type of drunk you are) than usual. Or leaving a mess because you can’t remember where the hamper/dishwaster/trashcan is.

    It’s not an excuse for coming on to someone off-limits, talking crap about your friends or SO, groping people, etc…

    Post # 15
    1802 posts
    Buzzing bee

    It depends what the bad choices and behaviors are. i haven’t ever actually been wasted, but my SO has, and no matter how drunk he is he’s just silly and says strange things. He doesn’t actually go out and try to hit on people or go home with random girls. I don’t think there is ever an excuse for something like that. 

    Post # 16
    3217 posts
    Sugar bee

    @Mrslovebug:  Not an excuse, but it is the explanation.

    Obviously you could chose to not get drunk, but if you do get drunk it explains why you behaved as though you had no inhibitions, you didn’t.

    That doesn’t make it ok though.

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