Southern women were taught that crying is therapeutic; sit down and have a good cry. Get it out of your system when things go wrong.
After much deliberation, I decided I’d as soon someone see me rip-roaring drunk rather than bawling like some misbegotten female in a bad soap opera. Crying is a sign of weakness and women have evolved beyond sniveling and whining.
Crying is what men expect us to do when we get upset.
No one would dream of telling a man to have a good cry and everything would be fine. Do what they do and head for the nearest bar when things go wrong.
You are going to look as awful from drinking as you would crying so you may as well drown your sorrows in an adult beverage.
After three martinis my eyes turn red. Two Irish coffees and my sinuses decongest. After four tequila shots, I start to sing and THAT sounds like the neighbor’s cat in heat. I look as bad after the booze as I do after the ugly cry.
Forget about wailing when thing go wrong. Drinking is a therapeutic option; may even prevent Alzheimer’s.
Note: Originally published by Mary Margaret in 2014