Oct 22 2010
I know you’re looking at this title and thinking to yourself “what the hell is this guy talking about?” I know, I know. Is there ever really a good time to be hungover? In the conventional sense clearly not. I mean being hungover sucks. No one likes to feel like they’re going to puke and no one likes suffering brutal headaches.
However, from a philosophical standpoint there are actually times when being hungover is pretty good. In fact there are times that it’s pretty awesome.
Here are four that you might agree with….
After a One Night Stand
I’m not saying that all one night stands are great. But let’s live in a fantasy world for a second. Assume there are no STD’s or anything like that. And let’s assume life is what it’s like in college. Virtually no worry. In this scenario it’s great to have a hangover because it symbolizes the fact that you got laid and have a great story to tell your buddies. Bottom line? It’s evidence.
Any weekend in college as long as you have friends
Look back on college. Seriously take a hard look. Was there ever really a bad hangover in your life there? The answer is sure in terms of you actually feeling bad. But was it a bad experience when you look back on it? No way. Why? Because you had other friends that were hungover and it was awesome. All of you were able to share the misery. I mean I’d rather be hungover with all my friends sharing funny stories than alone, not hungover and sitting on my ass.
When It’s So Bad It Helps
These are what I call “teach you a lesson” hangovers. Sometimes it’s good to get so trashed that your hangover tells you “dude, you can’t be doing that like that, it’s just bad.” Then you’ll be a good boy for a little while. We need a good kick in the ass from time to time. A solid, brutal headache hangover will do that to you.
Once in a Blue Moon as a Parent
This is strictly the kind of hangover that makes you nostalgic. It’s not often as a parent that you really get after it on a weekend. Once in a while you get pretty smashed and you actually miss the hangovers you used to have. As Ron Livingston said in Swingers “its like you miss the pain.”
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