Nov 25 2008

Drunken Businessmen

Published by at 5:00 pm under Blog,Night Out

DrunkIt happens every year around this time (okay, maybe it’s slightly earlier this year). As the evenings draw in and Christmas nears, Christmas lunches begin. And come 5.30pm, roaming the street like zombies are lone business men, in expensive suits, staggering from side to side as they desperately ponder where they may have parked their car.


I love seeing them. Their faces are all squirmed up in a weird expression, presumably their attempt at looking sober. They confidently put one foot in front of the other, but unfortunately their body doesn’t want to follow, so they hobble backwards a few feet. Walking in a straight line is not an option.


The first sign of Christmas is not the Budweiser adverts, it’s not the Christmas lights on Grafton Street, it’s not the first Christmas card you receive, it’s the drunken businessman with a bit of tinsel in his hair, staggering towards home.

12 responses so far

12 Responses to “Drunken Businessmen”

  1. Xbox4NappyRashon 25 Nov 2008 at 7:22 pm

    I think my own participation in that staggerdance home in the run up to Christmas is what I miss most about not living in Cork anymore.

  2. Voodooladyon 25 Nov 2008 at 7:26 pm

    Best drunken businessmen spotting venues:

    Any pub on Baggot Street
    Any pub near Harcourt Street

    I especially like the eejits in leggs, free wine!

  3. Anthonyon 25 Nov 2008 at 11:00 pm

    Have you seen one already?!

  4. Darrenon 25 Nov 2008 at 11:18 pm

    @Xbox I’m not a fan of the staggerdance. Especially the lonely one. It’s not so bad if there’s two or more of you staggering along together.

    @Voodoo Yeah, Baggot Street will be swarming with them over the next few weeks.

    @Anto Yep – yesterday, a Monday no less. I think I may have spotted one last week too, but that could have been an aberration, unrelated to Christmas.

  5. Anthonyon 25 Nov 2008 at 11:35 pm

    Madness. Was he Japanese though?

  6. Keironon 26 Nov 2008 at 9:39 am

    I normally play spot the Christmas trees on my way home in the car around Christmas time – however this sounds like far more fun, is there a ranking system?

    1 Point without a bag?
    2 Points with a rucksack?
    3 Points with a Laptop Bag?
    4 Points falling over whilst trying to type on a Blackberry?

  7. B'dum B'dum B'dum B'd-on 26 Nov 2008 at 2:56 pm

    had a nightmare once where I was him.

  8. le craicon 26 Nov 2008 at 10:42 pm

    Haven’t seen any yet, but any day now I’m sure one is going to walk into me – happens most years.

  9. Foreign Dublineron 27 Nov 2008 at 7:25 am

    I remember when I went ice-skating last year and a drunken man (looking quite decent) somehow managed to hold onto my hips, and we both skidded across the rink. It left me hideous bruises on my left cheek and my knees!!!

  10. Darrenon 27 Nov 2008 at 11:56 am

    @Anto You have an obsession with Japanese businessmen.

    @Keiron If you actually cause one to fall over you win the whole game. It only takes a small nudge…

    @B’Dum I live your nightmare at least once a year.

    @LeCraic Give it time…

    @FDub I went ice skating once and a young hot English girl called Jade latched herself to me – ah, good times.

  11. Lottieon 27 Nov 2008 at 12:52 pm

    On Baggot street this behavior isn’t just limited to Christmas although it does increase in December. I intend to be one of those drunken business “people” this afternoon.


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