How To Cope With The Aftermath Of Screwing The Crew
You wake up in the morning stinking of a heady mixture of vodka, goon, and sex. You groan upright and glance at your partner for the night. It’s your flatmate.
- FREAK THE FUCK OUT
At this point it’s important that you freak the fuck out. To turn one night’s poor decision into one year’s awkward clusterfuck, let these baseless generalisations screw with your mind. “Oh god they’ve probably fallen in love with me” “The sexual tension will tear this flat apart!” “The rest of the flat is going to hate me for this!” Ignore that they wouldn’t have been trues untul you let them control your actions. Rationality shouldn’t cross your mind at this point, you’ve got a flat to screw up.
- DON’T SAY ANYTHING TO ONE ANOTHER
Talking is a gateway to brining events that need to be talked about into a space where they can be worked out. Because of this it is imperative that you don’t talk to the person you slept with. I understand that it is sometimes a bit hard to confront things that you don’t want to talk about. This is why you don’t want to talk about. This is why you should never, ever confront any iof your problems. Ignoring problems makes them disappear.
Now that you have ceased speaking to one another try to avoid contact with your lover. Locking yourself in your room and eating alone should be enough. If it crosses your mind that you are acting a little insane and should just talk reasonably with the person, you are obviously thinking rationally and you must stop it immediately.
- ATTACK CRITICISM
If anyone in the flat tells you that you are overreatcting, immediately overeact. Shout at them that they do not understand how you feel and completely ignore the possibility that they just want to help. If they tell you that your behavior is the reason this is all going wrong, slap them.
- ACT LIKE THIS ALL YEAR
Holding a grudge about something that wasn’t a problem until you made it one will help precisely on one. As such if you make it to the end of the year and you are still thinking about a one-night stand you had at the beginning of the year, congratulations! You’ve turned a fun night into a year-long horror story.