Some people would have a couple of drinks after work and carry on with their lives the next day like nothing happened, but we can’t all have so much self-control! For the “living on the edge” type, socializing during the week might be awesome, but it does come with a cost. We turn innocent people into partiers with our weekday events all the time ! Thus, Pub Story would like to share some shining examples about what happens to us when a hangover strikes at workplace. Cheers!
The day-long nightmare from the deeds of the last night starts with the sound of the damn alarm clock! If you are planning on setting a world record for hitting the snooze button, that means you are definitely going to be told off for being late.
Just say no to snooze.
You don’t get to think about the rush hour commute the next day while partying like there’s no tomorrow. However every office worker will unfortunately experience a rough commute with a hangover at least once in their lifetime.
Is this the 114 bus or a capsizing fishing boat?
This is the most typical thing someone hungover would do in the workplace. You’re thinking:
Do they know all the wild things I did last night? Is there evidence left behind? Should I leave the country?
If you happen to be a hungover office worker with a low headache threshold you’ll probably take more painkillers than an average test subject in a drug trial, although you know none of them will actually work!
Hangovers can’t be cured with over the counter drugs. Sorry Kyle.
Now this mostly applies to our hungover buddies who have to work in close contact with their bosses. Even food poisoning is the most popular lie to be told as an excuse to the bosses at those times.
Make the call in the morning and try your best to sound pitiful. Or take the cop out and send an email with a high-urgency notification.
It’s expected though, when you drink gallons of water in 2 hours hoping for a detox!
Let’s just hope no one hears you pee for three minutes straight.
For some reason the hungover times and never-ending pointless meetings overlap at the workplace. How lucky you are if you manage to take the droning on of your peers as a lullaby and snooze in those meetings!
Try not to drool or snore, though.
Jumping right into everything despite being deadly sleep-deprived, exhausted and distracted is also a thing. You’re pretty much hallucinating, so be careful what you say!
You are lucky if you have an office space with secluded meeting rooms or phone booths. Bathrooms and under the desk are options for the less lucky.
Pillow not included with cubicle floor.
No, mixing parsley juice with ginger root and having it along with a double espresso won’t magically cure your hangover. Just sayin’.
Maybe try hair of the dog?
You’d never imagine missing those days “you thought to be harsh” would you? We surely never did.
Finals week never seemed so enviable until now.
Take a deep breath because an hour in the hangover universe equals to 8 hours on Earth.
Does anyone actually get things done after 4pm anyway?
Now here’s the most critical point… A terrible day at the workplace will make you keep saying “Never again!”. Well, it’s the nature of the beast.
And three weeks from now when the nausea is far from your mind……….
Some not-so-scientific research shows that when people working with hangovers take an oath that they’ll never do it again, only 2.4% of the oaths are realized (That percentage was entirely made up for the purpose of shaming you.)