Now, I've been drinking for a good six years, and I consider myself just as traveled as any other experienced drinker. However, last night, I encountered a situation which is new even for me.
We were having a nice little barbeque, drinking whiskey and scotch, and smoking. Nice evening, right? Except this time there were some new "flavoured cigarettes" in our presence (in addition to the normal cigars), and to add to all of this mix, I'd had enough caffiene to make even the most traveled Starbucks customer choke on his mocha latte. And about thirty minutes after all of this, I entered new territory -- drunken puking. I was alone at the time, except for a few people who were in the doorway, headed out, and I made no awful puking sounds, and I'm relatively sure that nobody noticed, which of course probably means that EVERYONE noticed. I attempted to discretely clean it up (which I think I was relatively successful in, as, looking at my clothes, it's difficult to find residue), and after stumbling upstairs, proceeded to spray perfume all over myself with the cover that "I'm a bit of a role model for my roommates, and don't want to smell like whiskey and cigars", a cover that I now realize only works if I proceed to cover myself in that shit every time I drink with this crowd from here on out -- a cover I'm willing to stick with. The night wound down pretty quickly for me, yet the others proceeded to leave the home we were at and get even more wasted at someone else's home. I stumbled home, assisted by a police officer, who helped me into my roommates bed (I being too plastered to even identify my own room), put my illegal booze in the cupboard, and place my cigars somewhere discrete (really wish I could remember where). If I could find said officer, or even remember his name or face, I'd send him a brandy.
Here, however, is where I have the problem. I've never dealt with drunken puking, much less the fallout from drunken puking, and I don't quite know the etiquette. As far as I see it, I can man up, say something along the lines of, "Man, I was totally shit-faced and made an ass of myself. Sorry bout that.", while pouring my friends a round, or I can act like an American and completely ignore it, and act like it never happened. Any comments? Suggestions? How would you handle this? I'd really rather keep whatever dignity I have left.