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Funko
05-01-2006, 11:12:32
Why is it that popping out for a quick drink always ends up with you staggering home hammered at 1am... often more drunk than the nights you set out with no moderation intentions?

Does that sentence even make sense?

mr_G
05-01-2006, 11:16:04
jesjes

Dyl Ulenspiegel
05-01-2006, 11:27:37
One of the great mysteries of mankind.

mr_G
05-01-2006, 11:31:48
that and the bermuda triangle

Funko
05-01-2006, 11:39:59
That's easily explainable.

If you look at unexplained disappearances in the bermuda triangle and compare them with other bits of sea you find out that for the level of traffic through the region the disappearance/incident rate is just the same as anywhere else in the world.

It's one of those phenomenon's that's down to positive reinforcement. Every time something disappears there people think "ooh the bermuda triangle" but people don't think the same in areas without the reputation.

So what about the quick drink thing?

MoSe
05-01-2006, 11:44:50
I think "that's down to ~positive reinforcement~" as well...

:)

Tizzy
05-01-2006, 11:45:24
Well, when you go out for a big night, there's no chance of staggerring home late cos you plan to be late, that's the point.
So therefore these errors can only occur when you plan on a quick drink.

Funko
05-01-2006, 11:46:35
Originally posted by MoSe
I think "that's down to ~positive reinforcement~" as well...

:)

I agree actually. That was my initial theory, you don't remember the times when you go for a quick drink and that's what happens. I think it's a combination of that and what Tizzy said. :beer: Sorted.

Ok, Ok, I don't know if positive reinforcement is the real word. You caught me making shit up again. :bash:

Tizzy
05-01-2006, 11:52:43
You also have to take into account the "school night" factor (you can sleep it off at weekends so it doesn't seem so bad).
And additionally in last night's case the "it's almost my birthday" factor. which could be blamed for the downfall of many people.

Funko
05-01-2006, 11:56:18
I was all set to head home... but my goodbyes took half an hour and then it was 11:55 and my birthday was in 5 minutes people made me stay and bought me a drink.

I took loads of persuading.

Tizzy
05-01-2006, 11:57:00
I can imagine :hmm:

mr_G
05-01-2006, 11:59:46
Originally posted by Funko
That's easily explainable.

If you look at unexplained disappearances in the bermuda triangle and compare them with other bits of sea you find out that for the level of traffic through the region the disappearance/incident rate is just the same as anywhere else in the world.

It's one of those phenomenon's that's down to positive reinforcement. Every time something disappears there people think "ooh the bermuda triangle" but people don't think the same in areas without the reputation. discovery channel?

Funko
05-01-2006, 12:00:44
Either some bloke in a pub told me, I read it on the internet, or it was in New Scientist.

All highly credible sources.

mr_G
05-01-2006, 12:03:06
okay okay

the answer is........... the drinking speed increasment wizz the quick drinky, so it's a stress factor you drink way quicker then normal so you get drunk in a different way, the quick drunk way wich is a jolly way......when you are jolly you want to say goodbye to everyone who incedentally gave you beer at the goodbye saying stuff and all.

Gary
05-01-2006, 12:23:05
Obvious, you should go out for a slow drink. You'll take in less over time and your body can handle it better ;)

Lurker the Second
05-01-2006, 15:23:23
So Funko was a dirty stay-out and probably didn't even call Tizzy to tell her where he was or that he'd be late. Eventually they start yelling at you for that.

mr_G
05-01-2006, 15:24:37
yup + dingding kicking

Funko
05-01-2006, 15:32:11
Originally posted by Lurker the Second
So Funko was a dirty stay-out and probably didn't even call Tizzy to tell her where he was or that he'd be late. Eventually they start yelling at you for that.

She knew I was going to a place that was open 'till 4am for a 'quick drink' and that my birthday was at midnight.

How stupid do you think she would have to be not to work out what was going to happen? :D

Lurker the Second
05-01-2006, 15:37:01
For a 30 year old, you're not very smart, are you?

Funko
05-01-2006, 15:38:06
I am. Smart enough not to wake her up by phoning to say I'm going to be late.

mr_G
05-01-2006, 15:40:23
so she was not the first one to congratulate you ?
hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm not so schjmart...............need more help?

Funko
05-01-2006, 15:44:22
:lol:

You losers.

MoSe
05-01-2006, 15:47:54
you verliezer

and a 30 years old one

Lurker the Second
05-01-2006, 15:50:45
Originally posted by Funko
I am. Smart enough not to wake her up by phoning to say I'm going to be late.

Like you didn't wake her up when you got home.

Funko
05-01-2006, 16:09:51
Oh yeah, did a beautiful performance of the drunk man trying to be quiet stumble.

Japher
05-01-2006, 16:11:14
did you, at any time, hear the words "hey! That's not a bathroom!"

Funko
05-01-2006, 16:12:00
:lol:

No. I have never done that.

Gramercy Riffs
05-01-2006, 16:13:59
Originally posted by Funko
I was all set to head home... but my goodbyes took half an hour and then it was 11:55 and my birthday was in 5 minutes people made me stay and bought me a drink.

I took loads of persuading.

I can vouch for that. I thought you'd gone because you'd said goodbye. In fact I believe you were still there when I left......

Venom
05-01-2006, 16:14:14
Only when he got in bed.

Venom
05-01-2006, 16:16:01
Wow, that was late by me.

Funko
05-01-2006, 16:19:11
Originally posted by Gramercy Riffs
I can vouch for that. I thought you'd gone because you'd said goodbye. In fact I believe you were still there when I left......

Yep.

Tizzy
05-01-2006, 16:23:02
To clarify and spoil your fun:

Yes, Funko stayed out late.
No, I don't have a problem with that.

Venom
05-01-2006, 16:23:04
Originally posted by Funko
She knew I was going to a place that was open 'till 4am for a 'quick drink' and that my birthday was at midnight.

How stupid do you think she would have to be not to work out what was going to happen? :D

See, that's dangerous territory. You're assuming that a woman will think logically and not emotionally. That same assumption has been the cause of brutal deaths and destruction for many men.

Funko
05-01-2006, 16:29:04
I tell you what's going to get someone kicked, suggesting Tizzy's emotional and illogical. ;)

Tizzy
05-01-2006, 16:36:03
Damn right.

mr_G
05-01-2006, 16:40:39
BIRZZZZZDAY KICKING!!!!!! w0000000t

Lurker the Second
05-01-2006, 16:41:45
Originally posted by Tizzy
To clarify and spoil your fun:

Yes, Funko stayed out late.
No, I don't have a problem with that.

:(

Lurker the Second
05-01-2006, 16:42:30
Bah, I'll be optimistic and hope you left your cookies on mr.G's laptop, too.

Venom
05-01-2006, 16:43:22
I've seen it a hundred times, some poor guy thinks everything's squared with his woman (even though she's assuming he'll submit to her mind control and blow off all his friends for her), and when she finds out he had a great time, this pisses her off...no...it enrages her because GOD DAMMIT he doesn't have a good time without his comptroller at his side.

mr_G
05-01-2006, 16:45:01
Originally posted by Lurker the Second
Bah, I'll be optimistic and hope you left your cookies on mr.G's laptop, too. :lol: thay would be great

Lurker the Second
05-01-2006, 16:48:11
Originally posted by Venom
I've seen it a hundred times, some poor guy thinks everything's squared with his woman (even though she's assuming he'll submit to her mind control and blow off all his friends for her), and when she finds out he had a great time, this pisses her off...no...it enrages her because GOD DAMMIT he doesn't have a good time without his comptroller at his side.

That is 100% true. It is a force of nature and cannot be overcome. Just accept it and adapt.

Funko
05-01-2006, 16:52:17
Even if that load of sexist crap was true would you say that a sensible person would agree wholeheartedly with it online whilst his girlfriend was reading?

No.

Oh and by the way MrG has been posting as me all day.

Lurker the Second
05-01-2006, 16:56:22
Originally posted by Funko
load of sexist crap

My aren't you the clever one. Already feeling the need to atone, I see.

Funko
05-01-2006, 16:58:22
:D

Tizzy
05-01-2006, 17:02:20
Luckily he has a sensible and logical girlfriend who doesn't fall for it.

Gary
05-01-2006, 17:06:14
And you don't mind ?

mr_G
05-01-2006, 17:07:18
:lol:

Funko
05-01-2006, 17:11:39
:lol:

Lurker the Second
05-01-2006, 17:26:25
Oooh. :lol:

Greg W
05-01-2006, 23:00:18
:lol: :lol: :lol:

Tizzy
06-01-2006, 10:03:22
:hmm:

Greg W
06-01-2006, 10:39:56
Oh, come on Tizzy, that's funny. :lol:

Tizzy
06-01-2006, 10:50:21
Well then I must be having a sense of humour failure.

mr_G
06-01-2006, 11:00:40
jup and it is the first time so do not bother.

Funko
06-01-2006, 11:21:42
I don't know why it's any different from when I joke about your 'nice boyfriend'.

mr.G
06-01-2006, 11:22:12
anny?

Tizzy
06-01-2006, 11:33:43
Clearly I'm being emotional and illogical or something.

Venom
06-01-2006, 13:08:12
Yep.

Gary
06-01-2006, 13:54:51
Naw, it's just "Get At Tizzy Day" today ;)

Funko
06-01-2006, 14:17:04
I don't think this is a very good day to choose for that. Just a bit of friendly advice.

Lurker the Second
06-01-2006, 14:18:05
Residual anger from your previous night. I told you so.

Funko
06-01-2006, 14:21:39
Residual anger from some peoples assumptions about what she thought about my previous night.

Lurker the Second
06-01-2006, 14:24:47
Hey, don't lay this on us. You're the dirty stay-out.

shagnasty
06-01-2006, 14:31:02
Blame lurkey. Yaaaaay.

Venom
06-01-2006, 14:32:05
Originally posted by Lurker the Second
Hey, don't lay this on us. You're the dirty stay-out.

His denial here is stunning, is it not?

Tizzy
06-01-2006, 14:52:43
Originally posted by Lurker the Second
Hey, don't lay this on us. You're the dirty stay-out.

Can you read?
"I don't have a problem with that"

Venom
06-01-2006, 14:56:25
Input that into the Universal Woman Translator and that means......"May god have mercy on your soul"

Funko
06-01-2006, 14:57:01
I'm glad I'm not Lurker's dingding...


On so many levels!!! Why does my mind do these things to me. :eek:

mr_G
06-01-2006, 15:46:35
:rolleyes:

jesjes just got the image of that, funko hanging under Lurkers dong, well one sleepless weekend for poor old mrGeeeeee

MoSe
09-01-2006, 10:49:23
Originally posted by Funko
Oh and by the way MrG has been posting as me all day.

mr.G, you've officially become CG's mr.SG, as in mr.ScapeGoat

MoSe
09-01-2006, 10:50:07
Hey, now you're using MY cookies too! :p