I have to confess, I have been guilty of speaking to people on the phone after having had a little too much to drink. I also must say this mostly occurred when I was either overseas or speaking to people overseas from here. This means that I wouldn’t have to see the people the next day and try to look cluey about the conversation on the phone the night before.
While speaking to people drunk on the phone I’ve been guilty of telling people I love them, when I would never normally say. The only person I say, ‘I love you’ to is my son. I would say it to a significant other if I had one, but I’m the type that struggles to show emotion like this to just anyone.
I have been a partner in crime in calling someone drunk too – that is – standing in the same phone box when a colleague called another colleague at home. They ended up having a short affair, or they were at the time – I can’t remember. But all I remember is standing in the phonebox giggling.
Anyway, if you live in the States you’d better watch out if you ever ‘drunk-dial’. There is a website devoted to such a thing where people can send in copies of drunk-dialled phone calls for anyone to download and have a laugh at.