While other people’s brains and wits go somewhere south for the winter when they get drunk, wouldn’t it be invaluable if you could keep most of your senses and ability to think intact? You’d be capable of being sharp, witty, and even a bit tricky when others were just stupid and foolish, wouldn't you?
Well, a drinking buddy of mine shared with me his special secret for remaining mentally capable while still drinking, relaxing, and being able to get along with other drunk people.
You know, when in Rome, do as the Romans do. Around people who are drinking, if you really want to 'get along' with them during their moments of slushy reverie, you generally need to be buzzed, as well. Otherwise, you're in a state of such immense clarity -- relatively speaking, that is -- that it's just tough to get along. And you're suspiciously viewed as an 'outsider', or perhaps even a stuffy "party pooper" of sorts. You won't, after all, be laughing even when the jokes aren't funny. And that's just totally unacceptable!
Here, then, is a secret to being one of the 'gang', while still keeping at least some of your head on your shoulders:
While drinking alcohol, also drink DIET caffeinated soft drinks (Coke, Pepsi, Dr. Pepper) and/or coffee that's either unsweetened or sweetened with a sugar alternative (such as Equal or Sweet N’ Low).
When you consume caffeine while you drink alcohol, your brain will mostly stay awake and be somewhat sharp. Your body, however, will be and act drunk. This is important. Your bodily movements being all sloshy and drunken will allow other drinkers to trust and get along you, since you’re ‘drunk’ just like them, but you’ll still be able to be somewhat witty and charming. You'll even be able to scheme about some sort of smart seduction plan, if you'd like. All the while, the brains and common sense of others has mostly gone out the door. You'll have an upper hand. Never mind your companion(s) laughing at just any old joke -- you'll actually be able to come up with stuff that is funny!
Keep in mind that this upper hand is meant amuse instead of abuse people, however -- to have the upper hand in charming them and in directing situations in a positive way. This won't make you into a rapist, for instance. In fact, for you frat boy types out there, this can help you avoid nasty date rape charges. It seems like the guys who are often nailed with such charges didn’t have their senses about them at the time of their crimes… as if alcohol reduced them to near amoebae (simple one celled organisms) like senses and thinking ability. Really hammered people aren't the brightest or always the nicest folks on the planet, after all.
In fact, most crimes are committed under the influence of alcohol. Go figure. Fuzzy heads aren't aware or even sane heads. However, with your mind still somewhat sharp from using this little drinking trick, you’ll be better able to tell if the girl is saying no with her either her verbal or body language body language… or if it’s just the wrong time to make any kind of 'advance'… (say, if she’s passed out). And hopefully you'll be aware enough to be a gentleman instead of a drunken, evil oaf. Whereas, if your mind was fuzzy enough, your morals may have gone way of your thinking ability. Seriously -- you need to at least resemble a human to act in an ethical and moral way. So this little secret, matched with moderation in your drinking, can obviously be good for both parties in the mating game.
Now then... why sugar-free caffeinated beverages?
Sugar would cause your brain to release a chemical called serotonin. This is a brain chemical which, while it’ll relax you, will also impair your ability to think clearly when it's released in excessive amounts (which is exactly what sugar causes your brain to do). When added to the depressant effects of alcohol, it may even put you to sleep. Good luck socializing and being irresistible when you're snoring!
Now, the caffeine, of course, is to help wake your brain up. But while it wakes your brain up a bit, it won't wake your body up. Caffeine is like a key that inserts into certain little locks (called receptors) on the brain. It tells the brain to wake the fuck up, basically. Whereas the rest of your body doesn't have locks that fit the caffeine keys -- at least not 'wake up' or 'speed up' locks, per se. Thus, your physical body still is and acts drunk. That is to say, you still move slow and sloppy, in a time retarded fashion -- just like your drinkin' buddies will be! And don't worry -- you'll also experience most of the relaxation and social inducing effects of alcohol, too. You'll just be less 'fuzzy', and more in control when you need or want to be. Pretty neat, eh?
Important Tip: While drinking alcohol, aside from drinking the caffeine as stated above, ALSO drink glasses of WATER – just water – for almost every glass of alcohol and caffeinated beverage you drink. This will help keep your body well irrigated and working properly as you get drunk… which will also help to keep you well witted – you can’t exactly be all too bright if your body isn’t working all that well. You'll also find yourself much more 'fresh' the next day, with much less possibility of a hangover. Perhaps 50% of the effects of a hangover are caused by dehydration. See the secret on keeping your body properly hydrated for more information.
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