10 Things That Some May Consider Cool About Public Drunkness

Male  youths abuse alcohol on sidewalk
Male youths abuse alcohol on sidewalk | Source
This may look cool, but passing-out drunk on a public sidewalk is just plain embarrassing
This may look cool, but passing-out drunk on a public sidewalk is just plain embarrassing

This piece is NOT a script for a comedy sitcom

Do not adjust your desktop or laptop screen. The headline of this hub is correct. There is a reason. And as you read my story, you will understand completely.

Abusing alcohol in any form is rough, to say the least. Constant abuse of alcohol in any form can lead to many dark things including a "killing addiction": alcoholism, poverty, and even death if alcohol is abused and then the abuser attempts to drive a motor vehicle.

Abusing alcohol can easily lead to losing one's companion, children, job, and respect of their friends, to say nothing about how abusing alcohol can rob the abuser of their self-respect little by little until they have no self-esteem and will think nothing about doing what is necessary for their next "drunken binge."

Passed out drunk at a foreign McDonald's. What a thing to tell the grandkids
Passed out drunk at a foreign McDonald's. What a thing to tell the grandkids | Source
Asleep at the wheel---shameful, dangerous, foolish, bad decision drinking and driving, and most of all, sad
Asleep at the wheel---shameful, dangerous, foolish, bad decision drinking and driving, and most of all, sad

Public drunkness is far from comedic

You think I am exaggerating? Go to any AA meeting you choose and say nothing, but take a good, honest look at the crowd of men and women who have faced "the beast," alcohol, and are in the early attempts to regain their dignity.

Ahhh, but I sometimes get way too dramatic. And one-sided. Such is the sign of a narrow-mind. So with that mild, soul-mending confession, I am going to do something for the liberal-thinkers who read my materials. I would sure hate to be thought of as someone who shuns people of different opinions. One who lives in his *"cement towers," afraid to mingle with everyone who makes up society.

I want to, at this time, share some things with you that I think will appease these liberal-thinkers who may scorn me for the truthful things I said above about the destructive influences and results I said about abusing alcohol.

I call this controversial list of things . . .

10 Things That Some May Consider Cool About Public Drunkness

When you are drunk in public . . .

Ths poor man has had enough
Ths poor man has had enough
Must be a logo for public drunkness
Must be a logo for public drunkness
Intoxicated guy acts playful when he drinks
Intoxicated guy acts playful when he drinks
Drunk guy tosses water at woman
Drunk guy tosses water at woman
"Oops! Where am I?"
"Oops! Where am I?"
End of the line
End of the line

YOU INSTANTLY GAIN -- a colorful reputation and people talk about you at parties and picnics for being a "loner," and a man who goes his own way. Until you started getting drunk in public, you thought your life of sobriety was boring.

YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE -- for causing people who would otherwise not do any physical exercise, get in shape quickly when they have to step over you when you are face-down on the sidewalk from meandering from a wild booze party the night before.

YOU SOLVE THE PROBLEM -- of people who suffer from extreme-boredom because you give them something new to see each Monday morning because each Monday finds you laying in a different position.

YOU HELP WITH THE LOCAL -- unemployment crisis. Talk is from city hall that there is going to be a lot of police officers laid-off due to budget cuts, but thanks to your abuse of alcohol, the cops who fear losing their jobs will be kept on duty to make sure you do not get run over by a mechanical street sweeper.

YOU HELP TO BRING DOWN -- the percentage of people who are depressed by giving them someone to laugh at and since you have little self-respect, their laughing does not hurt you at all due to you sleeping off the booze for hours.

THANKS TO YOUR -- acting like a squad of six "liberty-hungry" Marines and trying to drink all of the whiskey in every bar on the block, innocent citizens are given something new to pass their time: Figuring out a catchy-name for you, the new town drunk. Some like "Booze Clues," and then some like "Slosh Josh." Point is, you are attacking the problem of complacency among the townspeople.

YOUR BOOZING -- will act as a traffic deterrent for people who drink and drive. You see, when you pass out on the sidewalk, your body is big enough to get the attention of people who drive while intoxicated and they will stop to ask you for directions not knowing you are "out of it" for the night and without you even realizing it, you will help save those drivers' lives.

YOU CAN TAKE CREDIT -- for helping to lead other "town drunks" to start attending AA and get their lives straightened-out. Now isn't public drunkness cool, man?

YOUR BEING DRUNK -- in public will help to save the lives of stray dogs and cats because these precious animals will see you sleeping on the sidewalk and think you are a soft cushion and lay on you to get some sleep and not be in traffic to endanger their lives.

YOU HAVE ALWAYS -- wanted a new job, now you have one: "Funneling alcohol," and your new work is panhandling as much loose change and cash as you can from sympathetic citizens just so you can have sufficient funds to visit your favorite bars and drink yourself into oblivion.

My main point is: If you think that none of these ideas are funny, consider alcohol abuse. Because no one is laughing at any given AA meeting.

Drinking and then passing out on public sidewalks must be a normal event in this town because these two police officers act like it's not serious
Drinking and then passing out on public sidewalks must be a normal event in this town because these two police officers act like it's not serious | Source

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mio cid 23 months ago from Uruguay

Public drunkness is a disgusting sight ,and teen drunkness a social tragedy.Here in the United States both should not exist since places where alcohol is consumed have no windows or the very small windows are obscured so people who drink can't be seen,and the minimum age to legally drink is 21 years old well over the teenage years.Funny how many countries where people sit outside to enjoy a cold beer, or a glass of wine or cocktail,or restaurants and bars don't have to look like dungeons seem not to have the public drunkard problem.And in countries where the drinking age is usually 18 , and where in family reunions and celebrations kids even younger than that are allowed to taste alcoholic beverages, the drinking binges so common here in the States is practically non existing.


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RoadMonkey 23 months ago

Alcohol addiction is a very sad illness. I knew one well-respected woman with a Very good job who was put on sick leave by her employer to try to beat it and who broke her neck falling downstairs drunk.


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kenneth avery 23 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

Jan. 14

mio cid,

I appreciate your candor in the topic of "public drunkness." You brought out a lot of truth in your views..

I think, like you, that if there were more lax-but-disciplined laws for the casual drinkers, this public abuse of alcohol might vanish.

Thanks again and YOU keep up your great hubbing.

Hey, road monkey,

I agree with you. Alcohol addiction is a very sad illness. But your story about the well-respected woman and her falling down the stairs drunk is the funniest paradox I have ever read.

Thank YOU for your insight.


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kenneth avery 23 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

road monkey,

I agree. Alcohol addiction is a very sad addiction. But the story abou the well-respected woman falling down stairs drunk is the funniest paradox I have ever read.

Thanks for your insight.


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vkwok 23 months ago from Hawaii

Addiction is a terrible thing, and I can only pray and hope that its prey are able to overcome it.


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kenneth avery 23 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

Hi, vkwok,nks for

You are right. Praying DOES help us and others to stay off of these poisons. It is a great thing to NOT use tobacco or alcohol. I am not perfect, but I do not need these substances.

Thanks for your nice comment.

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