This isn’t too different than any other drunk tank, except that some people theorize, that because the drunks were ‘hung over’ a rope, it’s where the word hangover comes from!
Even though there are a million types of hangovers, beer hangovers, whiskey hangovers, A.M. barfing hangovers, pounding headache hangovers, grumpy hungry hangovers, horny hangovers, and shit-the-bed diarrhea hangovers, to name a few, I don’t believe the word hangover comes from the two cent, incoherent, clothesline method of getting drunks off the streets!
If something is left undone, or hasn’t been taken care of, it may have looming feeling. Unpaid bills, difficult conversations, foreboding projects and Monday mornings are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to what might be hanging over! And, that’s where I truly think the sausage meets the biscuits and gravy! Extra Tabasco please!
Having something hanging over is unpleasant! Last night’s drinking is no exception! And, a little hair of the dog is nothing more than active procrastination!
Have no fear though! Belly up to the bar! Shoot another prairie fire! Just remember, you’ll be paying twice for each drink!!
Hang in there!