“Walking The Tight Rope” Is Just Another Way Of Saying “Tipsy,” And You Can’t Tell Me Otherwise!

low angle photo grayscale of person tightrope walking

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I’m not going to lie, this idea actually came from an amazing Twitter group that I’m in right now. To be honest, I kind of stumbled ass-backwards into this group when one of it’s members added me; and I am so immensely happy that I did. (But that’s another story for another day).

Anyway, just like the title says; you SERIOUSLY can’t tell me that “Walking The Tight Rope” isn’t just another way of saying “tipsy” when it comes to drinking. In fact, this should be a NEW way of addressing someone who may have been over-served.

Think about it; it’s the PERFECT imagery to describe that feeling. And you know what I’m talking about; it’s when you have a pretty solid buzz going, but you are not quite drunk yet. It’s where if someone looks at you, they are having trouble determining if you are “having a good time,” or if you are a “goner.”

Not only that, why else would the cops use this tactic with possible drunk people they bring in? It’s because it’s tough to walk that line! They need that tool to determine how drunk you truly are.

But the real question; WHEN is it the MOST IMPORTANT to walk this “tightrope?” What specific occasions are the MOST CRUCIAL to keep yourself up on that rope?

  1. Child’s Birthday Party: I don’t give a shit that it’s your cousin’s kid’s birthday party and you need to drink to be able to handle their spouse’s annoying behaviors; DON’T GO OVERBOARD. Don’t worry; there is NOTHING wrong with having a few brews while you’re there. I mean, how else do adults handle those parties? But if you fall off the wrong side of that “tightrope,” it’s the family Christmas party down the road is going to be a TOUGH ONE!
  2. Work Christmas Party: Alright, this is mainly for the people that have trouble handling their liquor. If you tend to say questionable things when you are intoxicated, you better be WALKING that tightrope during this ENTIRE party. Hell, you might as well have super glue on your feet while there. Because nobody wants to hear you spout off about Janet in accounting and how her lunch everyday smells like doody with a side of old cabbage.


Do you agree with the “tightrope” assessment? And are there any other occasions I may have forgot that you should be “walking the tightrope” at? Let me know in the comments below, and on Twitter at @KShermanSports

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