I was talking to a colleague the other day. I can’t remember how the conversation came up, but they talked about this co-worker who seemed to be quite different when they drank. They were becoming well known to really “loosen up” and go crazy when drinking. Apparently it was noted and mentioned by a senior leader as well.
Of course I went there … wondering briefly was I ever ‘that person’ at work events. How excruciating it would be to think that your drinking was a topic of conversation – especially amongst executives.
I appreciate the fact that by not drinking at parties I attend, I remain the exact same person I was when I arrived.