YOU popped into the pub at lunchtime ‘for one’ and now you’re feeling surprisingly shitfaced. So how can you conceal it from your colleagues? Read our guide.
Dick about on the internet
Non-work internet surfing is probably frowned upon, but you’re a million times safer doing that than communicating with clients. Just don’t forget where you are in your stupor and send your boss a ‘hilarious’ clip of a monkey trying to shag a zebra.
Tidy up the stationery cupboard
The perfect place to hide until you sober up. You could even have a little lie down. Place some Post-its by your hand so you can claim you were “just picking them up” if someone comes in.
For fuck’s sake don’t answer the phone
But how? Simple. Suddenly realise the phone you breathe all over every day is probably more hygienically hazardous than a medical waste facility. Point this out to colleagues and unplug it from the wall until facilities management come to clean it.
Offer to give a urine sample
If anyone says they think you’ve been drinking, get a mug from the kitchen and offer to piss in it. They will immediately leave you alone.
Pretend to be ill
If you drank enough to feel queasy, vomit in your bin and claim it’s food poisoning. You’ll be sent home immediately, maybe even with some nice sympathy. Just don’t do it every Friday or people might get suspicious.