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Post of the year so far.
thank god i'm never going drinking with you people.
Phatboy if you had any balls I'd meet you at the AFA Boxing gym and have Coach Weichers put some gloves on us.
Yeah, she's 29 years old. If she was 21 and you were 29, then we'd have a different type of situation. This can't be the first stupid thing she has done while drunk/blacked out so maybe she will learn eventually. I got a friend who is 25 and routinely gets kicked out/cut off from bars when we go out in Alrington/DC. I used to feel bad when it happened and leave with him to either get some food or to another bar. I've got to the point where I just shrug and say oh well.
If she was freaking out about being in the taxi, freaking up and being impatient afterwards, etc., it sounds like she has a propensity for the drama, especially while drunk. If she says nothing happened, my guess is nothing happened. That being said, probably best to just not hang out with her in the future when you know she is drinking.
"It's just so hard," Greivis said. "It's my heart, my love. Maryland made me who I am."
This. We aren't talking about an 18-year old college girl or something. They didn't know she was going to walk off and jump in a car. When she did, they chased it down and tried to get her to get out. Maybe she finally learned her lesson and it just had to happen the hard way?
If you were to equate this to someone standing on the top of a building about to jump, I'd say it's about on the level of the bolded choice"
- grabbing them and pulling them to safety while risking your own life
- calling 911 and trying to talk them out of it
- telling someone else to call 911
- walking away and ignoring them
- standing around to watch while recording it on your cell phone
- saying, "go ahead, I dare you!"
- pelting them with medicine balls until they fall.
What would you do? You have a drunk friend and all of a sudden she gets in a strangers car and they take off? It's not like they could have predicted that she was just going to jump in a strangers car. So they did what they could and chased the car down. At that point, what can you do? Physically pull her out through the window?
Not only did she make terrible decisions, her decisions were so bad that people who wanted to help her were unable to do so.
If she is determined there is not a lot you can do - you can't physically restrain someone. If you knew she was like that, I agree you shouldn't have let her in the cab with you, but I imagine the thought process at the time was, "how bad could it possibly be?" Apparently pretty bad. And like EAM said, sounds like she was going to find trouble, one way or another.
You should have gotten the license number and kind of let the guy in the Acura know that you can be a witness if necessary. Maybe pull your cell phone and take a couple pictures with her in the car. Other than that, I don't think you could have done much more.
Maybe the guy would have stopped and let her out if Rudy Gay was there.
Responsibility ultimately rests with her. She wasn't forced into any of those choices she made that night. You did what you could as a friend to help.
That night is done, and hopefully nothing horrible happened to her. I would say if you really considered yourself a friend, you should probably have a conversation with her about how much she drinks when she goes out. Nothing good happens when someone gets black out drunk, and if it happens often enough there's a good chance something really bad will happen to her (or possibly other people, if she ever attempts to drive home) eventually.
I think that advice should also be taken by any of you who have friends who are constantly blacking out/getting kicked out of bars. Sometimes just having that conversation will wake people up when they realize other people don't find their antics amusing.
This post was edited by gurgle 14 months ago
very freaked out, 0% responsibility.
if she dies, she dies
I need to get an Acura.
Only correct answer.
Maybe 5% max. It might be a little higher, but the other two had decided to hail a cab from Annapolis to Baltimore, so it's not like they were in the best condition to be serving as babysitters.
Im selling mine. Lol.
Also, don't feel bad. The buck stops with her given that she is 29. She should know how stupid she acts and should do her best to limit her drinking.
Wow. This is NOT roomy!
obviously 100% of this is on her. she'll tell an illogical story that puts >90% on you and your boy though - that's what girls do.
I used to have an Acura TL and it was a fine car but it basically said "I want a finely made car and am too practical to pay an extra $5k for a BMW or Mercedes decal."
I decided I was sick of being practical and having a car that looked like everyone else's, so I got a monster truck with custom rims and details and shit.
do you have more or less drunk 29 year olds throwing themselves at you?
I've been the drunk idiot, the babysitting friend, and the roving acura guy, so my real answer to your question depends on which hat I'm wearing
About the same number.
But I have had more sex in my Avalanche than I did in the Acura. I'm a big enough guy that it's hard enough to fit me into the driver's seat, let alone have a guest.
this is as far as I got before I started daydreaming about Adam's.
That and Anne's are the things I miss most about Maryland. And I guess attending Terp games.
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