Ok, when you're DD...drunk people suck. They are too loud, they are argumentative, they spill stuff, and because they weren't thinking even when they were sober those of us who are sober are trying to keep the toddler out of the jelloshots, safe, out of harms way and entertained. Seriously, who brings a toddler to an adult birthday party for a 21year old? It was an interesting experience though, as I myself have never been to a party like that. And really do not see the appeal. I've been falling down drunk only once...and I do NOT like it. I like being able to remember what is going on, and I like being in control of myself. I'm not opposed to having a good time, but there is such a thing as too much!
I know that some of it comes from hidden hurts in their lives. Rachel is a sweetheart (she's a cousin of Justin's) but her need to get shitfaced is a strong indicator that she's trying to doctor the hurts deep inside. I don't know all the details from her childhood...she's still in her very early 20's, so she's not that far from still being a kid in a lot of ways. But what of the older adults, I wonder. To a large degree, I just do not understand.
Granted, in some ways I do. My drug of choice is food. I eat to feel better. Instead of having a beer, I had a second piece of cake...and then a third. My blood sugar was 151 this morning. Higher than it usually is on the weekends. Although there have been times when I've eaten nothing but Little Debbie's and wine for the weekend and had great numbers the next morning, so that's not reliable. Lol! I eat to distract from problems and boredom. Probably some of the same reasons people drink themselves silly.
At least I can remember what happened the next morning.
Forgive me if I sound as though I'm judging. I'm not really. I'm just at a loss of how to reach these people. God/Jesus wants more for their lives than this. Mine too. Because I'm no better.