Last night I worked security at a college event, My job was to monitor the lobby right outside the event (which was a college DJ “dj-ing” sounded okay from what little I could hear). I was also to go into the female’s bathroom to make sure no one was passed out and or puking their guts out, and if they were get the paramedics.
now, the night is getting started people of course are drinking, and i see them stumbling about, making sure they aren’t hurting themselves nor anyone else. I go in and check the bathroom for the umpteenth time, and see a pair of legs on the floor and the girl texting on the bathroom floor. as my job was, I asked if she was okay, she said she was fine. well it was quite obvious she wasn’t, because who in their right mind would sit on the bathroom floor in a public restroom? I tell her I am security and to open up the stall door and she looked like she got hit by a truck and will probably feel that way in the morning. But after a few minutes of her stumbling out, of the stall going into several others (the last one being on with her friend who is going to the bathroom) I clear out the bathroom and tell the paramedics to go in. They evaluate her and deduce that she needs to be taken home and sleep it off, and her friends take her home.
Second girl I found in the bathroom, her friends were trying to make her puke. Myself and staff member of the facility, were telling the girl and her friends that they need to open the stall and allow us to bring in paramedics. and after I say it needs to be done and we are doing it, they finally relented and paramedics were let in and looked at the girl. finally after ten minutes she was led outside by two police officers, and her friends came up to me asking me where they were taking her and that she had a bus to catch the next morning.
The third drunk was some dude who was passed out at the end of a long dark hallway that i didn’t really check. and if my supervisor hadn’t gone down there he may not have been found till morning. he proceeded to get very sick and was led away by the medics.
Now my question is as a friend of these drunk individuals, how could they let their friends get that bad in the first place? and why would they not realize that if you are making your friend puke, she may need medical attention, (that and needs to be looked at, since it was a sanctioned by the college and the college doesn’t want liability if the girl passes out drunk and dies of alcohol poisoning). If you have friends that encourage you on telling you ‘hey have another or your a wuss (or most likely something more explicit). or don’t look after you, once you’ve had one too many…
You may need new friends.