A guy posted on Reddit to find out if he, and his family, were insane for getting drunk and going swimming while on vacation.
A Swimming and Camping Trip
OP had been looking forward to his camping trip with seven friends for weeks. They had found a great campground that allowed alcohol and had a natural spring.
With a Lot of Alcohol
They had brought a lot of beer, liquor, and hard cider to unwind from the workweek. After a few drinks, they decided to go swimming.
One Voice Went Against the Crowd
But their cousin’s girlfriend, Tina, had a bone to pick with them going into the water, claiming that it wasn’t safe to swim while drunk.
She didn’t feel comfortable with them swimming while drunk and tried her hardest to stop them.
She Was Concerned for Their Safety
Despite their assurance that they had done it before, she remained insistent.
She eventually joined them, but stood by the side of the water, yelling at them constantly to get out!
It definitely put a damper on the party atmosphere.
His Sister Snapped
The situation escalated when the trip was over, and the group was heading back home.
OP’s sister snapped at Tina, saying that she was never invited to a family trip again.
And She Got Upset
Tina got upset, citing her fear that something could happen to them, but OP cut her off, saying that they were all adults and responsible for their own actions, and that she couldn’t control what other people do.
The Country’s Deadliest Highway
His sister pointed out that driving to and from the campsite on the country’s deadliest highway was the most dangerous thing they did all weekend, but Tina remained insistent.
She Reached Out to Him
Tina reached out to OP afterward and tried to make him understand her point of view, but he didn’t want to talk about it anymore and said that it was water under the bridge.
She Said She Had a Moral Obligation
However, she wouldn’t take no for an answer and said that she had a moral obligation to prevent them from drinking and swimming!
She Said What?!
OP disagreed and told her he didn’t want to talk about it anymore, but things got heated, and Tina called them “white trash,” prompting OP to block her number!
It was a tough decision for OP, as he knew his cousin really liked her, but he had to draw a line in the sand.
They Knew the Risks
Looking back, OP acknowledges that they were all a bit drunk, and the natural spring was pretty deep in some spots, but none of them disputed that swimming while drunk was risky.
They had all chosen to do it anyway because they were adults and wanted to have fun.
They stayed away from other groups and had their own space to do their thing, and they were in the water during the early evening and left when the sun went down.
He’s a Free Spirit
OP is the kind of guy who loves to let loose and have fun with his friends and family, and he doesn’t want anyone to try and control him.
He recognizes that everyone has different beliefs and comfort levels, but ultimately, they are all responsible for their own actions.
While he wishes things had ended differently, he knows that he can’t force someone to see things his way.
He Wanted to Know Who Was Right
He feels that he made the right decision by not letting the cousin’s girlfriend ruin their camping trip, but he wants an outsider’s opinion, hence his posting to Reddit.
Opinions Were Split
Reddit users, however, were split on this story. They couldn’t decide who’d acted improperly in this story.
Some blamed OP for indulging in a dangerous activity while drunk, without any floatation devices.
Was She Being a Killjoy?
While others thought that Tina was in the wrong, as they were all adults who could judge the risk themselves, and there’s no blanket ban on swimming while drunk.
Some thought she was being a killjoy, while others thought he was too reckless.
Maybe They Should Think About the Danger More
One user said, “I work in trauma services at a Level II trauma center. I can’t begin to tell you the number of drowning victims whose fatal mistake was drinking before swimming.”
“In the middle of the day. On a crowded beach. In a beachy tourist area, no less.”
They added, “It’s not something to take lightly. Yes, she could have laid off after she said it the first time, you are adults. But you also need to consider the very real danger present in a situation like that.”
Communication Makes or Breaks a Trip
OP’s experience highlights the importance of communication and setting boundaries when on vacation.
While it’s important to respect other people’s beliefs and comfort levels, it’s also crucial to assert one’s own desires and priorities.
Ultimately, it’s up to each individual to decide what risks they’re willing to take and what activities they want to participate in.
Who Was in the Wrong?
Tina had good intentions, but was she out of line to try and dictate what OP and his friends could or couldn’t do?
They were all adults who knew the risks involved in swimming while drunk, and they made the decision to do it anyway.
It’s a tough situation to judge, but maybe OP should have cared more about Tina’s opinion. She was concerned for their safety, after all!
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