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This or That: Angry or Depressed Drinker?

You haven’t seen an old friend in a few years, though you’ve kept in touch and remained pretty close. You’re absolutely thrilled when she decides to visit you for the weekend. She’s always complaining about the lack of guys in her area so you decide to show her the nightlife around your town. You take her to your favorite bar where she proceeds to get extremely drunk. In her intoxicated state, she shows you a side of herself you didn't think existed, and you end up feeling like you were babysitting a toddler, not hanging out with your old friend. Would it be worse if she . . .

This: Turns into a total angry drunk, screaming obscenities at everyone and giving you attitude all night long? You actually have to spend half the night trying to get you guys out of the fights she started.

Or . . .

That: Becomes so depressed that at one point, she’s sobbing so loudly you have to physically pull her from the bar? She couldn’t possibly be less fun, but when you try to ask her what’s wrong, she just says she’s sad.


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samischo samischo 9 years
oh man my best friend can be an angry drunk sometimes. NOT FUN. once, at like 12 at night on the beach, she was really drunk and physically attacked me and my group of friends, hitting us, pulling my hair, ect. she refused to do anything we said and yelled and screamed and cried. eventually she ran away, and searched for her for 2 hours, but we didnt find her until she called my mom from a starbucks at 6 in the morning. good old high school days, right?
pink_magnetism pink_magnetism 9 years
It's a hard choice but I'd probably prefer dealing with the sad one.
Random2 Random2 9 years
I'd rather deal with the sad drunk than the angry and possibly violent one.
j2e1n9 j2e1n9 9 years
So many of my old friends were/are both. Wait are we supposed to pick which one we'd rather hang out with? Uh, neither! That's why I'm not friends with them anymore!
iRose iRose 9 years
At least I could tell why she has trouble meeting men.
emalove emalove 9 years
I'll take the depressed option over the belligerent option for sure.
Sun_Sun Sun_Sun 9 years
we had an angry depressed drunk at our wedding! that was horrendous!
Meike Meike 9 years
Obnoxious, angry drunks piss me off. They are exactly the type of people who shouldn't be drinking in the first place because they actually may end up hurting someone else. Sorry, they need to keep their angry drunkenness to themselves and not initiate fights with innocent bystanders. At least a depressed drunk just normally keeps to his or herself in a corner without offending any of the general public.
cereal_please cereal_please 9 years
I think angry is worse.. I have a friend/acquaintance who has cried the last three times we went out and me and my friends decided it's best just to leave her alone since she doesn't remember it in the morning.
marcella marcella 9 years
I agree with Hootie. If someone gets belligerent, I might just leave them. If someone is sobbing and acting suicidal, I couldn't just leave them (no matter how much I want to). So, I'd take the violent drunk.
Le-Luxe Le-Luxe 9 years
Well at least I could try and talk to her if she was depressed...I mean, hey everyone has slumps sometimes. But angry and out of control?! helllz no.
juicylove juicylove 9 years
theyre both horrible:| theyre both super embarassing, but picking fights will get you hurt so i guess the sad one. i haaaate having to "babysit" friends. its so annoying, youre not 12 years old you should be able to take care of yourself.
Kristinh1012 Kristinh1012 9 years
I'm not a fan of violent people or when people get drunk and get nasty. Most of the time when someone gets like that it is VERY hard to calm them down. So yeah I wouldn't go for that. Plus you never know if that person is going to hurt someone and then what do you say to everyone. Her being emotional could at least be explained reasonably to people around you and you could probably calm her down way easier.
yadiet yadiet 9 years
Both situations are terrible. But honestly, from experiences I perfer the sobbing friend. I went out with my fiancee cousin for the first time. And when I told her I wanted to go home she had a fit. Stomping and all inside of one of the high end night clubs in Miami, Fl. Mind you, it was 5.45 in the morning. Terrible...she ruined my night and half of the other people around us.
lilprincess lilprincess 9 years
Definitely the angry one is worse. I've had friends do both to me (in college, we partied a lot) and an angry drunk is way worse. Everyone gets sad sometimes when they drink (especially wine haha!)
CoMMember13630786602261 CoMMember13630786602261 9 years
soberist? Im pretty sure thats not actually a word..
CoMMember13630786602261 CoMMember13630786602261 9 years
caterpillargirl-some of us can hold our liquor and still control ourselves when drunk. I know for me, I can be about ready to hit the floor and people still think Im the soberist person in the room. (usually.... not always though..ha)
Hootie Hootie 9 years
Yikes both senarios sound bad but I would rather deal with the angry drunk than the sad one. If she's just nasty & rude I would never go out with her again. If she is seriously depressed/suicidal that would be way more to handle. You can't walk away from that.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 9 years
(if this were real)you take a girl to a bar and get upset that she gets toasted? if you wanted to hang out, go to a all night coffee house......
CoMMember13630786602261 CoMMember13630786602261 9 years
oh god, I dont know. Both would be horribly embarassing, I can be a depressing drunk sometimes, but not to that extend, and I dont do it in public. I had a freind in college that could not drink hard liquor or she would become IRRATE. One night we were at a party and someone gave her shots of tequila (oh lord!) they next thing we know we hear her screaming and yelling at everyone in the kitchen..taking her shoes off and throwing them at people. Me and three of my other friends went in and tried to get her to leave the party...but obviously..she didnt want to...So somehow we managed to atleast get her outside where she proceeded to barf all over the sidwalk, take her clothes off, start crying...she tried to run away from us, but tripped and fell...skinning her chin and the side of her face (at that point we were all so frustrated that this was actually funny to us) Finally we had to go get one of our male friends and he literally had to pick her up and throw her in the backseat of the was horrible, and I hope to never have to deal with that again.
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