- Slurred speach
- Impaired fine motor skills (drops money, backwards cigarette, knocks over glass, spills)
- Impaired movements (can't walk, falls out of chair, trips)
- Mood swings (came in quiet then gets loud, or comes in loud then gets quiet)
- Extremely tired or falls asleep
- Overly friendly or agressive
- Complains drink isn't strong enough/orders higher alcohol drinks
- Smells like alcohol
- Passes out
- Throws up
Story from the Front Lines
I went out with probably fifteen other employees once, we were all having a good time. We had ordered a few drinks, and one of the ladies in our group was having to go to the restroom constantly. She would take her purse (normal for most ladies) and she explained that while she trusted us, she never left her drink unattended, so she took her glass of vodka with her. Soon we realized that she was filling her glass with vodka from a bottle in her purse. I had to take her home that night and she had dropped her bottle of vodka in my car (when she sprawled out in my backseat!) I walked her to her house, had to unlock her door as she couldn't get the key in, and then she passed out on the sofa. Upon doing some calculations she enjoyed 2 drinks from the restaurant and then emptied a 375ml bottle of vodka all within about two to three hours, I figured she had about 7-9 standardized drinks in her system (aka totally useless hammered). So, even if the waitstaff only served her the 2 drinks she really drank much, much more than that.
A photo from that night out. The woman from the story isn't pictured. I am the one with the wine.