I'm not an alcoholic, I'm just sneaky
January 1, 2012 3:21 PM Subscribe
I'm a secret drinker. But I'm far less into the drinking part than the secret part. How can I do this more healthily?
posted by anonymous to Work & Money (39 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I have a ridiculously stupid, boring office job, and I've recently taken to smuggling booze in by various means so I can drink at work. This sounds ridiculously irresponsible, but it keeps me from going crazy in two ways. The obvious way is that booze makes you stupid, which makes it slightly easier for me to cope with the menial tasks I have to do. (I'm not talking about getting completely lit, but just barely tipsy--we're talking about maybe one shot's worth at most, and I'm large enough that such an amount barely has any effect.)
But I'm talking here about the other way--I love being able to have a secret. I love sneaking the stuff into work and knowing I'm doing something that is Not Allowed, and that I'm going against the rules in this one little stupid way.
And the thing is that it's the risk that makes it interesting. Things like wearing unusual underwear or whatever wouldn't help me, because it doesn't really matter.
Anyway, I want to find some way I can keep the "secret" part of being a secret drinker while dropping the "drinker" part, some little transgression I can commit to make my life less boring. Thoughts?