July 13, 2005

*Ask Jen: Drinking and Dialing Edition

Reader Lindsay writes, "I have a question for Jen: Why do people drunk dial?"

Why do you ask? Who have you been talking to?

Alcohol is a depressant, and some of us tend to start dwelling on our relative unhappiness when we drink. Which perhaps leads us to think about when we were happy(-er) and who we were happy(-er) with...leading us to want to reach out and touch someone. These are the pathetic drunk dialing scenarios. Booty calls also fit in somewhat with this scenario.

Alternately, it can make us dwell on the people who we think have wronged us...leading us to lash out at them at 3 in the morning. These are the angry drunk dialing scenarios.

Do you have a question for me? You can e-mail it. If I know the answer, I'll answer it. If I don't, I might make something up.

Posted by Jennifer at July 13, 2005 07:08 PM | TrackBack


No, no, no. It's because I'm so smart and witty when I'm drunk and I need to prove it to as many people as possible. I can like Frank Sinatra when I'm drunk, too. Really! What...?!

Posted by: Tuning Spork at July 13, 2005 08:22 PM

Oops. I meant sing like Frank Sinatra. But you knew that.

Posted by: Tuning Spork at July 13, 2005 08:23 PM

drunk dialing is more of a harmless prank to me than a reach out. I like to get hammared and call old friends from out of the blue. It's a rite of passage.

Posted by: shank at July 13, 2005 08:52 PM