Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Renard, 14 Apr 2008.

  1. Renard

    Renard Guest

    1 star hangover

    No pain. no real feeling of illness. You slept in your own bed and when you woke up there were no traffic cones in there with you. You are still able to function relatively well on the energy stored up from all those vodka and Red Bulls. However, you can drink 10 bottles of water and still feel as parched as the Sahara. Even vegetarians are craving a Cheeseburger and a bag of fries.

    2 star hangover

    No pain, but something is definitely amiss. You may look okay but you have the attention span and mental capacity of a stapler. The coffee you hug to try and remain focused is only exacerbating your
    rumbling gut, which is craving a full English breakfast. Although you have a nice demeanour about the office, you are costing your employer valuable money because all you really can handle is some light filing, followed by aimlessly surfing the net and writing junk e-mails.

    3 star hangover

    Slight headache. Stomach feels *beep*. You are definitely a space cadet and not so productive.
    Anytime a girl or lad walks by you gag because the perfume/aftershave reminds you of the random gin shots you did with your alcoholic friends after the bouncer kicked you out at 1:45 am. Life would be better right now if you were in your bed with a kebab and a litre of coke watching daytime TV. You've had 4 cups of coffee, a gallon of water, 6 chicken nuggets and a litre of diet coke yet you haven't peed once.

    4 star hangover

    You have lost the will to live. Your head is throbbing and you can't speak too quickly or else you might spew. Your boss has already lambasted you for being late and has given you a
    lecture for reeking of booze. You wore nice clothes, but you smell of socks, and you can't hide the fact that you (depending on your gender) either missed an oh-so crucial spot shaving, or, it looks like you put your make-up on while riding the dodgems. Your teeth have their own individual sweaters. Your eyes look like one big vein and your hairstyle makes you look like a reject from a second-grade class circa 1976. You would give a weeks pay for one of the following - home time, a
    cheeseburger and somewhere to be alone, or a Time Machine so you could go back and NOT have gone out the night before. You scare small children in the street just by walking past them.

    5 star hangover

    You have a second heartbeat in your head, which is actually annoying the employee who sits next to you. Vodka vapour is seeping out of every pore and making you dizzy. You still have toothpaste crust in the corners of your mouth from brushing your teeth. Your body has lost the ability to generate saliva, so your tongue is suffocating you. You'd cry but that would take the last drop of moisture left in your body. Death seems pretty good right now. Your boss doesn't even get mad at you and your co-workers think that your dog just died because you look so pathetic. You should have called in sick because, let's face it, all you can manage to do is breathe ..... very gently.

    6 star hangover

    You arrive home and climb into bed. Sleep comes instantly, as you were fighting it all the way home in the taxi. You get about 2 hours sleep until the noises inside your head wake you up.
    You notice that your bed has been cleared for take off and is flying relentlessly around the room.
    No matter what you do you now, you're going to chuck. You stumble out of bed and now find that your room is in a yacht under full sail. After walking along the skirting boards on alternating walls knocking off all the pictures, you find the toilet. If you are lucky you will remember to lift the lid before you spontaneously explode and wake the whole house up with your impersonation of walrus mating calls. You sit there on the floor in your undies, cuddling the only friend in the
    world you have left (the toilet), randomly continuing to make the walrus
    noises, spitting, and farting. Help usually comes at this stage, even if it
    is short lived. Tears stream down your face and your abdomen hurts. Help now turns into
    abuse and he/she usually goes back to bed leaving you there in the dark.
    With your stomach totally empty, your spontaneous eruptions have died back
    to 15-minute intervals, but your body won't relent. You are convinced that you are starting to turn yourself inside out and swear that you saw your tonsils shoot out of your mouth on the last
    occasion. It is now dawn and you pass your disgusted partner getting up for the day as
    you try to climb into bed. She/he abuses you again for trying to get into
    bed with lumpy bits of dried vomit in your hair. You reluctantly accept their advice and have a shower in exchange for them driving you to the hospital. Work is simply not an option. The whole day is spent trying to avoid anything that might make you sick again, like moving. You vow never to touch a drop again and who knows for the next two or three hours at least you might even succeed.

    OK, now hands up all those who have never had a six star hangover!!

    Thought so!!
  2. gbb

    gbb Legendary Member

    Dont know about six star...but i woke up one New Years day after a party....
    My heart felt like it was going to burst out of my chest. Hammering like never before, and never since.
    I could hardly stand...I've never been so faint or dizzy.
    I swear my vision went 'grey'. Nothing seemed to have any colour.
    I couldnt even get downstairs. i had to bumshuffle down to get to the loo.
    I spent the entire day completely zarked and incapable...and the rest of that night as well.

    Definately my worst experience. I think death would have been a favourable option at that moment :wacko:
  3. ChrisKH

    ChrisKH Veteran

    I've had a six star twice. Never again. The last one was about nine years ago.
  4. Maz

    Maz Legendary Member

    0 star hangover. I don't drink.:wacko:
  5. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Moderator

    what! are you a muslim or something :wacko: (and you don't know the mither you've saved yourself down the years).
  6. Maz

    Maz Legendary Member

    I don't knowingly drink...although I have my suspicions that my coke has been spiked on a few occasions. :wacko:
  7. Cycling Naturalist

    Cycling Naturalist Legendary Member

    The symptom was lying on the floor unable to get up but thoroughly enjoying a bacon buttie. :biggrin:
  8. mondobongo

    mondobongo Über Member

    Got absolutely wrecked at first staff party aged 18 and dressed as Yogi Bear, went down flight of stairs with no damage sat up and puked. Was ill for days and could taste nothing but scotch and coke for at least 2 days. Had some memorable nights out and parties since including the infamous M16 replica incident but that first one is the one I will never forget.
  9. simoncc

    simoncc New Member

    7 star is when you wake up in a police cell.
  10. I've had the 6-star hangover once when I was about 21-22ish. It was the hangover from hellxx( However things got worse when I realised I'd lost my jacket, my wallet, my glasses and one shoe!!!

    Don't drink much at all these days so haven't had a hangover for ages
  11. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Moderator

    a local expression for going out on a bender is going out to "lose a shoe".
  12. Maz

    Maz Legendary Member

    hehe...I think I've seen those lost shoes on the tops of bus shelters.
  13. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Moderator

    sometimes seen on the hard shoulder of the m6.
  14. Milo

    Milo Veteran

    Melksham, Wilts
    Did a few 6 stars after the odd occasions that one went to shanty town for 3 days running.
  15. palinurus

    palinurus Guru


    I'm normally like this (except I can't do the filing) without a 2 star hangover. If I did have a 2 star, or worse, hangover I'd call in sick. If you call in sick and take a day off however they guess, so it's important to have two or three days off. That said I never call in sick because I'm too lazy to go to the pub these days, it's a bit of a walk and I get tired by 10 pm and need a kip.
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