My field research, interviews, and reading suggests to me that the term 'hung over' describes the way people hang over the edges of boats when feeling sick. I also learned that apparently the consumption of alcohol has a drying effect on
The use of various things to dry out people is the proper beginning for mummification or making shrunken heads or preparing dead tissue for forensic study. Since none of those are included in my goals, I'm going to have to encourage people to have fun by playing with water guns instead. Some very helpful online merchants have informed me that water guns are inexpensive, readily available, and are "great fun for everyone." When I returned and suggested this to the small group of men, one of them looked up and said, "the wetter the better." I was very pleased that my message was so well received. The men even seemed to enjoy a placebo effect, smiling more while they thought about doing the right thing.
How many of you have regretted not taking good advice from a stranger? How many of you have given advice, suspecting it would not be followed? (The men are back, drinking alcohol again.)