Easter Weekend. The time for drinking, relaxing, chocolate (obviously) and hangovers. Oh and Sunday lunch your parents demand you attend. While dying from the aforementioned hangover.
You could just go out on the Friday night and have a quiet night on the Saturday, to save yourself for dinner with the entire family, but your friend calls, you get talked into it and really, how often do you even go out these days? You’ll just have the one.
Annnnnd many hours and even more shots later, you wake up wanting to be dead, don’t even bother checking your bank balance because you know it won’t be pretty – and have to get dressed and make it through a family gathering – so here is how you do it.
Hair of the dog
Get more drunk. That could well be the only option for some people if throwing up in the bathroom and downing the painkillers simply isn’t working. Not only that, but it will probably make the family gathering a little bit more tolerable as well.
Turn to those tried and tested hangover cures and shame prevention measures
Y’all know them and have probably tried them more than once. A fry-up, water – lots and lots of water, popping painkillers like they’re sweets, sunglasses to shield your eyes, breath mints to hide the smell of tequila from the night before so your parents can’t tell what you’ve been up to, NEVER looking at your phone to check if you’ve drunk dialled anyone…
Tell your mum you have the flu
You’ve been unlucky enough to catch the bug that’s been going around at work – and need to go up to your old bedroom IMMEDIATLEY and have a nap, while your mum brings you up a nice glass of water and gives you a cuddle. Oh, and she can use the time you’re having a nap to do that washing you’ve brought with you as well.
Think outside the box
There are all kinds of freaky hangover cures out there these days, from herbal pills to meditation to rubbing a slice of lemon into the armpit of your drinking arm (because according to the people of Puerto Rico, this works like a charm) – there are some seriously outside the box cures out there – and now would probably be a good time to try them.
Just don’t go
Obviously. Turn your phone off, go back to bed and close your eyes. Until your mum finally gets hold of you – and that could be worse than the hangover for some people!