If you can’t get drunk with your friends in person, it turns out you do have an alternative – a little thing called Zoom that almost no one had heard of before we were all forced to largely “see” our friends and family online.
Now, I’m told it’s main purpose is to facilitate work meetings and classroom settings and the like, but I’ve gotta say…Zoom hosts a pretty killer happy hour, too.
A fact that these 15 people know for sure after having just a little too much (virtual) fun with their friends.
15. No, but I have demolished an entire pint of Ben & Jerry’s.
I win, obviously.
Do you ever just get wine-drunk on a Monday night via Zoom happy hour with the girls, and then demolish half of a party-size bag of Smartfood popcorn? Because same, apparently.
— Sarah (@zakulangel) April 14, 2020
14. Always know where your mute button is.
It’s the first rule of Zoom Club.
My roommate is at her company’s Zoom happy hour and just said, “They planned this stupid happy hour and I swear my boss is drunk.” AND SHE WASN’T MUTED.
— LMF (@LMFnode) April 16, 2020
13. Why would you ever regret that?
Except for the fact that no one has money right now, I mean.
After a zoom happy hour with friends I drunk bought like $80 of succulents and pots on amazon to add to my collection and I don’t regret it haha.
— Phil Knutson, Ph.D. ⌬ (@Phil_Knutson) April 11, 2020
12. You’re definitely not alone.
It’s just that not everyone is admitting it on Twitter.
Anybody else get super drunk during work happy hour zoom call? Just me? Mmk. Off the clock, see ya.
— Jaclyn Whiteside (@emocowgirl_) April 16, 2020
11. It’s not *technically* drinking alone.
But still, you might want to keep an eye on yourself.
just had a 6 hour zoom happy hour, which was so fun! but then it ends, and suddenly you’re very drunk alone on your couch. not fun! everyone come back until i fall asleep!!!!
— hammock man (@packjiehoff) April 11, 2020
10. That ‘oops’ doesn’t feel super genuine.
Nor should it.
I was about to workout and then got roped into a zoom happy hour and now I’m drunk. Oops
— Melinda Rose (@melindarose0) April 14, 2020
9. This kind of made me tear up a little bit.
So yeah. I’m raising my hand, too.
I’m drunk on a zoom call and blurted out “does anyone ever get really sad?” and everyone raised their hand
— brown anna kendrick (@meeracleshappen) April 10, 2020
8. I’m probably talking to my long-distance friends more now.
I hope we keep it up once this is over.
Last night I had a Zoom happy hour with 8 girls that I used to live with in college. We got drunk and played phone games together for 3 hours. Pandemic things, you know.
— Shaina Gillmann (@Shainerrrr) April 10, 2020
7. It is the way of our people.
Since this year and forevermore, we are destined to be a hermit folk.
getting drunk on zoom, just like my ancestors
— Jon Savitt (@savittj) April 8, 2020
6. Honestly either one sounds like a solid use of your time.
Wings are always a good idea, though.
Was gonna start a new book tonight… but then I got drunk at a work zoom happy hour. So now I’m ordering wings and watching casino Royale
— Mick Mack ⛳️???? (@MikeMcPatriot) April 16, 2020
5. I mean consequences are pretty vague these days.
My throw pillows are super judgey, you guys.
Me this morning after getting blackout drunk in front of all my friends on zoom pic.twitter.com/GBUdo9CdOJ
— Charlie Taylor (@Charli3Taylor) April 16, 2020
4. You “forgot.” Sure, sure.
I’m not judging you, I’m giving you a silent high-five.
Yesterday I got drunk on a zoom meeting happy hour with my boss and coworkers. I feel like absolute sh^t because I forgot I only ate a bowl of cereal all day and downed like half a bottle of tequila ?
— Todd Dillerson (@lexiphong) April 17, 2020
3. And you have good enough friends to take screen shot.
That’s something to be celebrated, if you ask me.
I deffo fell asleep drunk on zoom last night ?♂️ pic.twitter.com/TtMFAg6p2i
— Joe McElderry (@joemcelderry91) April 11, 2020
2. I love that journey for you!
But if you’re not invited to any more happy hours we obviously all know the reason.
Just remembered I got drunk on a work happy hour zoom this week and talked about having a crush on my 5th grade teacher. Love that
— Court (@Kitnaaay) April 12, 2020
1. I’m frankly impressed that you mopped the floor after getting drunk.
Assuming you listed those things in order, of course.
Last night I ate eggs for dinner, got drunk on zoom with my college friends and then mopped the floor. This is life.
— Beth Schwartz (@SchwartzApprovd) April 12, 2020
As someone who has gotten drunk with friends on Zoom (or at least tipsy), I salute you all.
Have you found ways to virtually have a good time with your friends? Tell us the stories in the comments!