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    Dialing While Drunk

    Something happened last night and its really bothering me. I got this call, clear out of the blue, from my cousin’s wife. He died suddenly in a fishing accident – involving alcohol, of course.

    Anyway, she was drunk. When I answered the phone, she screamed into it, her words so slurred I could hardly understand. I listened to her rant for several minutes.

    Apparently, my cousin’s death notice was online. A friend called to say how sorry he was that Joe had died. This upset her because she thinks she won’t be safe in the house once people know he died.

    She kept yelling over and over that "No one had the right to put that he had died in the paper or on the internet". I explained that his death notice is part of the public record and couldn't be hidden from people.

    She was also telling me how she had done everything she could for my cousin and didn't think that she was responsible for his death. There was more ranting about his mother and how her shadow person had sucked the life from him.

    More tears and drunken mumbling.

    This went on for about 40 minutes during which time I was doing my best to get off the phone with her without being rude. Finally, I told her that I was going to hang up because she needed to get some rest.

    I have now decided that I won't answer any more calls from her in the evening. I am hoping that her drunken call was a one-time occurrence. I know that she used to drink and party quite a bit before she and my cousin married. She would occasionally get drunk when I would visit them, but over the past 8 years, she has been sober and caring for him.

    Now that he is gone, I hope that she doesn't start drinking with regularity. It's not my problem, and I plan to keep it that way. Thankfully, she is two states away. No service is planned, so I won't be going up there to visit.

    It's strange that I felt angry at myself for listening to her go on and on. I wished that I had told her after about ten minutes that I had to go. Next time, I won't answer. If I do talk to her and she is irrational, I will get off the phone. I sat through one phone call and that's enough.

    I am sorry that she has lost the love of her life. I feel compassion and sadness about that. But I am done now with the irrational blaming, anger, and drunken mumblings.

    I cannot have a sensible conversation with a drunk.

    And I don't have to.


    Evidently, drunk dialing has become a problem phenomenon.

    The New York Times reports:
    ".......drunk dialing usually limits itself to times long after the close of business and beyond the daily commute. It is in those dark hours of late night and wee hours of early morn, when most people have retired their cellphones for overnight charging, that intoxicated revelers flip open their cellphones and dial into regret."


    "I have this disease late at night sometimes, involving alcohol and the telephone. I get drunk, and I drive my wife away with breath like mustard gas and roses. And then, speaking gravely and elegantly into the telephone, I ask the telephone operators to connect me with this friend or that one, from whom I have not heard in years." —Kurt Vonnegut

    ‘nuff said.

    Anyway, thanks for letting me rant...
    Last edited by michelle11j; 07-05-2016 at 07:37 PM.

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    13 tequila shots later...






    FRIENDS DON'T LET FRIENDS DIAL DRUNK

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    OUCH, PAINFUL!!

    I am sure glad YouTube wasn't around when I was a youth!!

    Yes, I was a cryer...
    Welcome. Please know this is a safe place. Feel free to share.

    ~4tRACY520

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    Michelle, I meant to thank you for your great story! And the title was inspired, lol!
    Welcome. Please know this is a safe place. Feel free to share.

    ~4tRACY520

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4tRACY520 View Post
    OUCH, PAINFUL!!

    I am sure glad YouTube wasn't around when I was a youth!!

    Yes, I was a cryer...
    Yeah, it's awful to use Youtube like that.. And these are her FRIENDS???

    Quote Originally Posted by viewsocial View Post
    OH WOW! It's come down to this, now. But it is a catchy name, lol. A condom for your phone...

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