The holidays and drinking games go hand in hand for some.
Some….take them too far.
Remember the child’s game duck duck goose?
It’s not just for kids anymore!
Some creative citizens on the east coast modified the game to add a bit of excitement to their drinking lives.
The principle of the child’s game is this-
A group of players sit in a circle, facing inward, while another player, the “picker” (a.k.a. the “fox”), (some young children call the “picker” the “ducker”) walks around tapping or pointing to each player in turn, calling each a “duck” until finally picking one to be a “goose”. The “goose” then rises and chases and tries to tag the “picker”, while the “picker” tries to return to and sit where the “goose” had been sitting. If the picker succeeds, the “goose” is now the new picker and the process begins again. If the “goose” succeeds in tagging the picker, the “goose” may return to sit in the previous spot and the “picker” resumes the process.
The adaption for drunk players is this-
The “goose” helps the picker get out of jail until their impending court date.
Let’s go to the news wire courtesy of the Huffington Post for the story…
A woman busted for allegedly driving while in intoxicated in New Jersey last week had to call three different friends to pick her up from the police station, because the first two showed up under the influence, according to police. Those two were also arrested, the Hunterdon County Democrat reported.
The first of the three stooges to get in trouble in Readington Township on the night of Dec. 16 was Carmen Reategui, 34. Police told the Democrat that Reategui swerved while driving and that she failed a field sobriety tests.
She called Nina Petracca to pick her up, but police threw the 23-year-old into a cell, because she showed up visibly intoxicated, according to the Express-Times. Officers claim that they found seven illegal Vicodin pills in Petracca’s purse, so she was slapped with an additional charge of possession of a controlled substance to go with the DUI.
Later, the ladies called Ryan Hogan to spring them, but he too arrived looking half in the bag and failed sobriety tests, police allege.
Finally, a fourth adult arrived who was sober enough to drive.
Notice the goose was deemed sober
“Enough” to drive.
Keep it classy New Jersey.