I just moved into a new city, alone, without a job and without any of my girlfriends, to start a new life after a bad breakup. I was having a really hard time getting a job and as hesitant as I was to ask for help, I gave in and let my mother's best friend pull some strings to get me an interview with her company.
The night before my interview, my neighbor invited me out with a bunch of his buddies. I knew I should have stayed home and gotten a good night's sleep before my interview, but I didn't want to pass up an opportunity to finally go out and meet new people -- so I went. I ended up having a great time but drank entirely too much alcohol on an empty stomach, a sure fire recipe for disaster. I got home past 2am and ended up getting sick all night long.
I slept right through my alarm clock in the morning, but jumped out of bed to get ready for my interview. Needless to say, I was incredibly hung over and probably reeked like a bar. My head was fuzzy to say the least and I completely bombed my interview. I left feeling mortified that I not only represented my self in an unprofessional manner (very much not my style), but I felt like a poor reflection of my mom's best friend who helped me get the interview. I know it was a stupid decision to choose a night out on the town over a potential job offer, but is what I did forgivable?