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[–]graintop 10.1k points10.1k points  (158 children)

This must destroy drunk passengers.

[–]Ariadnepyanfar 4374 points4375 points  (93 children)

I'm completely sober and this freaked my body out when I read it was a dry train floor.

[–]iAMUNiiCORN 2324 points2325 points  (86 children)

Lesson one; a subway floor is never truly dry.

[–]siko12123 43 points44 points  (38 children)

Joke-killer here,may I ask why? People pee in subways? (I never been into one,I don't know how it's like)

[–]astralairplane 96 points97 points  (26 children)

Unfortunately people do more than pee in subways. I wish I could power wash everything before touching it, even with feet in shoes

[–]stronggecko 80 points81 points  (25 children)

not in Taipei where this photo was taken - very clean; you're not allowed to eat or drink

[–]bilbochipbilliam 27 points28 points  (20 children)

That's impressive. How is that enforced? If tourists don't know and bring food and drink on, what happens?

[–]stronggecko 57 points58 points  (16 children)

There's a fine - I forgot how much, and it's quite possible they'll let a tourist off the hook. They're pretty nice to tourists, at least white ones.

If you don't get caught by anyone official, then you may only get death stares or comments by other passengers.

I went into a station once while finishing some starbucks water before I knew.

[–]TjPshine 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Even water bottles? I dont go anywhere without a bottle and I'm always nervous in "no food or drink" places, but no one seems to mind a sealed water container

[–]stronggecko 8 points9 points  (0 children)

You can take stuff with you, it's just the drinking/eating part that is not allowed.

[–]bilbochipbilliam 13 points14 points  (13 children)

Interesting. I love how respectful and kind people in some countries are.

[–]stronggecko 13 points14 points  (3 children)

Haha...yeah, the Taipei MRT is the pride of Taiwan. Very orderly and efficient and clean. They took their cues from Japan in that regard. Traffic on the streets and sidewalks on the other hand...not so polite and orderly.

[–]commander_wong 14 points15 points  (0 children)

In addition to fines, its also a community effort. Passengers will generally say something if they see someone eating

[–]Eatyurneighbors 3 points4 points  (0 children)

You aren’t allowed to eat or drink on the DC Metro either. But people still throw their chicken bones on the floor when they are done with their wings. (Seen it)

[–]Tellington57 8 points9 points  (1 child)

Unfortunate, b/c there is nothing like smelling Chinese take out from the night before on a NYC subway at 7:00AM.

[–]cryptobanditka 46 points47 points  (7 children)

People pee, throw up, spill drinks, track in rain/snow...like gross things happen in trains, but the alternative is driving in NYC/Chicago/wherever, so it’s still 500% worth it.

[–]NonTimeo 13 points14 points  (0 children)

I saw a hobo spitting up bright green lung goo on the Red Line in LA. Just right into the floor. For five minutes.

[–]The_Gooch_Median 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Its the residue implication.

[–]true_gunman 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Drugs are a hell of a drug. Plus, y'know the whole mental illness thing

[–]HawkeyeByMarriage 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Sotally tober

[–]heidly_ees 7 points8 points  (0 children)

It took me this comment to realise it meant a train and not Subway the fast food company

[–]adelie42 6 points7 points  (0 children)

facepalm I thought they meant Subway™.

[–]NotAzakanAtAll 2 points3 points  (2 children)

i'm pretty drunk and it still works

[–]Ariadnepyanfar 2 points3 points  (1 child)

That floor is an atavistic horror.

[–]anoymoustortoise 85 points86 points  (11 children)

Don’t forget acid users too!

[–]vMambaaa 126 points127 points  (10 children)

This was my first thought, drunk people generally dont give a shit about anything. Meanwhile the first kid on acid or mushrooms to climb on that train is going to be in a world of mindfuck.

[–]gamingchicken 50 points51 points  (9 children)

I’ve never had a good subway trip completely sober. Fuck doing it on shrooms.

[–]vMambaaa 50 points51 points  (7 children)

Honestly sounds like my worst nightmare. Packed in tight with a bunch of sober and angry people on a wobbly train. I avoid all contact with sober people when I trip.

[–]Tellington57 15 points16 points  (3 children)

and phones, clocks or anything that reflects what real life is.

[–]ExtraPockets 10 points11 points  (1 child)

Clocks I find a comforting connection back into reality as it's one of the only things I can actually trust.

[–]silsae 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Really? If I can even comprehend it's a clock it starts me on some existential crisis regarding time and the meaning of life.

[–]fotografamerika 16 points17 points  (0 children)

When I'm tripping, I tend to lose interest in phones and clocks and stuff because it's not real life. I see it as the made-up consensus reality that it is, and I'm able to more easily peel off that layer and see what's really going on.

[–]iBeatYouOverTheFence 4 points5 points  (1 child)

I was on 200ug on the tube in London and I genuinely thought I would die with no air to breath, at 30 degrees C, under a pile of human corpses because the train would derail at high speeds

[–]dusk696 126 points127 points  (2 children)

Or just make them feel at home!

[–]icyimpact7 150 points151 points  (1 child)

Only makes them more comfortable pissing themselves.

[–]DogOnABike 22 points23 points  (0 children)

I'll just piss in this pool, no one will notice.

[–]UncleSlippyFist 13 points14 points  (5 children)

Maybe if you get just the right level of drunk, the pattern cancels out and the floor looks normal.

[–]Louis83 2 points3 points  (4 children)

Unrelated, but I wonder what's your username about.

[–]UncleSlippyFist 5 points6 points  (3 children)

I'd tell ya, but then id have to fist ya

[–]Louis83 2 points3 points  (2 children)

B-but uncle. I poop from there.

[–]UncleSlippyFist 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Mmmm yeah ya do

[–]Louis83 2 points3 points  (0 children)


[–]Taiwanderful 31 points32 points  (5 children)

You don’t get many in Taipei

[–]c3pwhoa 27 points28 points  (3 children)

My initial reaction to this was "bullshit". After doing some research it turns out "not bullshit, they really don't drink much". Learned something today, thanks.

[–]Taiwanderful 12 points13 points  (1 child)

Yes it’s unusual, compared to the Japanese and Koreans. You don’t get that many bars here, although people will get drunk at stir-fry joints

[–]taceyong 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Or the Family Mart.

[–]Peregrine21591 43 points44 points  (10 children)

My first thought was for people living with dementia - patterned carpets and patterns on plates can be really confusing for them... I'm sure a floor that looks like the bottom of a swimming pool would be great for them

[–]Menzoberranzan 10 points11 points  (0 children)

First thing that came to my mind.

Second thing was a whole bunch of drunk people lying belly down trying to breaststroke all over the train

[–]chapterpt 5 points6 points  (4 children)

It's like listening to the sound of eating crunchy foods on headphones while eating soup with a spoon.

[–]LittlePeanutBabies 2 points3 points  (1 child)

I kind of want to try this now just to mess with my own head

[–]chapterpt 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Unless you focus on not biting the spoon, you will end up biting the spoon.

It's like that video where they ask you to count the number of basketball passes and you complete miss the dancing elephant.

Our brains are weird, but also fairly predictable under the right conditions.

[–]Dr--Awkward 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Just hope they don't get confused and pee in the pool.

[–]Spyder_V 2782 points2783 points  (57 children)

And just like a pool, there's pee all over it.

[–]Kalkaline 766 points767 points  (37 children)

Nobody freaks out knowing that people pee in the pool, but everyone freaks out when you pee into the pool.

[–]the_one_true_bool 435 points436 points  (27 children)

One time I was chilling with my (ex)lady in a natural hot spring in Aspen Colorado in a little hidden place on the river when a wrapped up dirty diaper filled with shit came floating by and got pulled into the little hot spring. It kinda ruined the vibe we had going.

[–]lIIlIIlllIllllIIllIl 60 points61 points  (14 children)

Natural hotsprings freak me out with the amount of nude rear ends that have sat in the same spots I have to sit in.

[–]HEBushido 36 points37 points  (1 child)

Don't all pools in general freak you out then? Regardless of if you wear a swimsuit you are in water. That water is touching your butthole no matter what if you're in it.

[–]nicnac_pattywhack 16 points17 points  (11 children)

i feel that way about hotel beds

[–]Raencloud94 7 points8 points  (10 children)

Hotel beds are stripped and cleaned daily..

[–]Nesrrak 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Is your last name Griswold?

[–]Temporarily__Alone 115 points116 points  (8 children)

Are you sure it wasn't ruined because you only got an erection when the diaper showed up?

[–]medalofme 47 points48 points  (3 children)

Only half. The other half would have really missed you.

[–]Eagleassassin3 5 points6 points  (2 children)

Perfectly balanced

[–]AliBurney 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Username checks out

[–]FleasJohnson 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I had something like that happen at a waterpark. I was sitting in the shallow pool watching my kid play, when a brown poop log floated by.

[–]caseymac 2 points3 points  (0 children)

That’s pretty much been the state of Conundrum for the last few years.

[–]Unkie_Herb 98 points99 points  (0 children)

A few weeks ago, a lifeguard yelled at me for peeing in the pool.

I was so startled, I nearly fell in.

[–]littlepersonparadox 14 points15 points  (1 child)

It's one of those things where the reality is worse than the abstract thought of it.

[–]Fanatical_Idiot 7 points8 points  (0 children)

There's also the whole indecent exposure thing inherent with peeing into the pool.

[–]Temporarily__Alone 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I think it's the bubbles.

[–]PizzaEatingPanda 41 points42 points  (9 children)

Nope. That only refers to American public transit. This is a subway train in Taiwan, which is one of the cleanest subway systems in the world.

[–]jsn2918 16 points17 points  (4 children)

Our peak tourist season MTR in Hong Kong begs to differ.

[–]bunglejerry 8 points9 points  (2 children)

Paris, too, where the metros are constantly filled with the stench of piss.

[–]PizzaEatingPanda 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Yeah, can't really do much with the mainland tourists.

[–]GracefulSlumber 4 points5 points  (2 children)

Are you a Panda who eats Pizzas, or a Pizza who eats Pandas?

[–]rangoon03 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Someone needs to drop a wet Baby Ruth bar on the floor.

Or actual poop to give it that subway realism.

[–]TheRealShepherd 778 points779 points  (14 children)

I'm fucking tripping and I'm sober

[–]BetaSpray 53 points54 points  (0 children)

Oddly disconcerting

[–]redloxchox 14 points15 points  (3 children)

I'm struggling to accept that this is even real, it's such a trip. Maybe Photoshop?

[–]icyimpact7 360 points361 points  (4 children)

Perfect for when the tunnels flood. No one will notice a thing.

[–]PizzaEatingPanda 35 points36 points  (2 children)

Underground flood water that clear? lol, oh you...

[–]thatG_evanP 10 points11 points  (1 child)

Its definitely happened in Japan.

Proof: (http://imgur.com/hGRL70E.jpg)

[–]PizzaEatingPanda 10 points11 points  (0 children)

That's really interesting, haha. Japan's infrastructure must be incredible when even their floodwaters are clear. :O

[–]sstwweif 2356 points2357 points  (149 children)

public transportation isnt really the place to experiment with mindfucking design...

this train probably consistently lost several seconds at every stop and came in late every day

[–]PizzaEatingPanda 123 points124 points  (1 child)

This train was in Taipei, and no it did not. Trains are rarely delayed in Taipei, and the ad design was actually quite popular when it was out last summer. I don't know if you've taken public transit in East Asia, but these wild designs are quite common and quite clever. My favorite one was I think for a promotion for one of the anime movies (I think Doraemon)?

[–]fkmerunninwscissors 26 points27 points  (0 children)

Its in taipei from what the door says.

[–]EvidenceBasedSwamp 218 points219 points  (98 children)

This must be California. (edit: Ahh Taipei 2017.)

[–]DangerousCyclone 145 points146 points  (17 children)

Unless it’s a city metro in a wealthy city, there’s no way this is CA. Public transportation has trouble not smelling like piss and being clean of stains as well as keeping cushions attached to the seats. Doubt they have either the time or the resources for this.

[–]MeaninglessGuy 64 points65 points  (15 children)

It’s taken twenty years for LA’s metro to get fresh seat fabric that isn’t stained with poop (new seat covers coming in a fee months). So, I confirm.

[–]spyder52 48 points49 points  (5 children)

Why would they use fabric.. just use plastic seats

[–]nestorishere 44 points45 points  (3 children)

Because the people in charge get kickbacks from big fabrics

[–]turtle_flu 9 points10 points  (0 children)

how else are they supposed to get free to harvest butt dust?

[–]EvidenceBasedSwamp 35 points36 points  (7 children)

Eww... fabric, why would you use fabric. Plastic! at least homeless smell hoses off that way.

-New York.

[–]Meltpot 9 points10 points  (1 child)

I think they use an industrial-strength odor spray to neutralize the stink on the seats in LA

[–]SpeedysComing 4 points5 points  (4 children)

True tho. I was shocked to see fabric on the DC metro...my first thought being how do you remove the piss and stink!!??

[–]TruckloadOfCorgis 12 points13 points  (0 children)

This would never be CA lol our public transportation is utter shit

[–]burbod01 10 points11 points  (68 children)

You think CA has money to spend on this?

[–]staxnet 39 points40 points  (67 children)

California has a $6.1 billon budget surplus thanks to Democratic governance.

[–]crashdemon 22 points23 points  (21 children)

All they did was raise taxes on one of the wealthiest states in the world while not offering anything new to the citizens

Source: Californian.

[–]i_am_not_your_bud 27 points28 points  (8 children)

You know the governator is actually one of the reason we have a surplus. When he took office we had 36 billion in debt, when he left we were in the 90 billion range. Alot of that is due to the biggest financial crisis since the great depression, but that forced the state to severely cut spending, so while a republican was in office he left with huge amounts of debt, he also left us with far less spending. He also spearheaded a bill to stop the state from borrowing from the future, economy started to turn around and then a democratic governor comes in and raises taxes even further... Boom, surplus. It wasn't a democratic government that gave us a surplus, it was both parties and an economic upswing.

Tldr: republican governor cut spending, democratic governor raises taxes = surplus.

[–]zooberwask 13 points14 points  (2 children)

I don't think you're giving the governator enough credit for what he did in office

[–]i_am_not_your_bud 12 points13 points  (1 child)

I was specifically talking about the surplus, I really loved Arnold, that man does not get the credit he deserves. Sadly the people in this state will shit on him purely because he has a R in front of his political association.

[–]zooberwask 2 points3 points  (0 children)

gotcha, I feel ya

[–]_EscVelocity_ 6 points7 points  (2 children)

I was an intern in his administration in an office that does some pretty low level research for the earliest stages of new policy ideas. Some amazing ideas came through our office for vase research and background information. Not a single one of them ever went so far as a policy proposal. It was really disappointing to see so many great ideas just die.

[–]dekachin4 12 points13 points  (0 children)


check that out. you're right, Schwarzenegger presided over some big cuts, and then the budget took off like a rocket since he left, with this "surplus" coming from higher taxes.

[–]DoingCharleyWork 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Not to mention he was constantly battling a state congress that disagreed with him. The governator did a great job. People thought him running was a joke but he just killed it. I'd elect him again in a heart beat.

[–]SeethingLlama 8 points9 points  (1 child)

Oh nice, so the public schools aren't bankrupt anymore?

[–]Fe_Vegan_420_Slayer1 8 points9 points  (4 children)

Thanks to Jerry Brown increasing income tax. The surplus is essentially money he has decided to take from citizens of California and not spend. Over taxing and under spending led to the surplus. It's just theft at that point.

[–]fkmerunninwscissors 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Oh shit and from what you said x)

[–]jama211 9 points10 points  (0 children)

It’s probably actually totally fine.

[–]Pennsylvasia 16 points17 points  (1 child)

this train probably consistently lost several seconds at every stop and came in late every day

Nah, Taipei citizens know how to use a damn subway, and you don't have to worry about them destroying it like something out of NYC.

[–]masterplatinumiller 38 points39 points  (21 children)

You really think people looked at a non moving 2d picture of water and spend several seconds wondering if they got on the train?

[–]Maskatron 12 points13 points  (3 children)

The NYC subway has millions of riders every day. Even a tiny fraction of a second delay adds up.

[–]sc4366 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It's the Taipei subway. I wouldn't bet against it.

[–]victorinseattle 210 points211 points  (21 children)

You'll be shocked how clean the Taipei metro is, ranked one of the best (reliability, on time performance) and considered one of the per capital highest utilized in the world. 740m rides a year.https://i.imgur.com/FCgBz8m.jpg

[–]LeoAusum 33 points34 points  (0 children)

Taiwanese studying abroad in Bremen, Germany here, can confirm taipei metro is still by far the cleanest and most convenient means of city travel

[–]Threctic 34 points35 points  (4 children)

Wow... this is really interesting. They have those walls in front of the rails. They should do this here in Germany too, it saves peope from suicides, and protects small children too. Should be implimented in more countries!

[–]victorinseattle 28 points29 points  (2 children)

The taipei metro is so good that the Japanese and Singaporeans benchmark against them.

Singaporean TV News about the Taipei Metro

[–]aahfeekiee 9 points10 points  (0 children)

I'm Singaporean and I can verify this. Singapore tries to compare its reliability against Taiwan using the number of delays over five minutes per distance traveled. I've also been to Taipei and I'm impressed by the efficiency of the system, even on the older lines.

[–]Threctic 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I'm jealous T_T

[–]fishwhiskers 9 points10 points  (3 children)

it’s absolutely incredible how serious they are about keeping it clean. i was there last year with some local friends and they warned me that you get dirty looks for even chewing gum on the train, and people were suspiciously eyeing my water bottle like i was going to spill it haha. you literally could’ve eaten off the floor. i’m used to the Toronto metro where you just don’t want to touch anything.

[–]hjalmar111 252 points253 points  (12 children)

[–]VerdantJoy 147 points148 points  (6 children)

Agreed. Very neat to look at but not really satisfying, to me.

[–]ASMRandCHILL 84 points85 points  (0 children)

Nothing about this image is satisfying to me either. More like oddly unsettling. Is that a sub, r/oddlyunsettling?

Edit: Yesssss, it’s a sub. And this image 100% belongs there.

[–][deleted] 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Agreed. More of a problem really. Public transportation isn’t really a place for this kind of design.

[–]TimTebowMLB 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Definitely mildly interesting and not mildly satisfying.

Edit: oddly satisfying

[–]I_Lika_Do_DaChaCha 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Came here to say this

[–]BluestreakBTHR 226 points227 points  (15 children)

[–]PizzaEatingPanda 19 points20 points  (0 children)

I rode the train cars in Taipei last summer when they had these designs for promoting the sporting event that took place at the time. I barely noticed it except when the train car was completely empty. It was actually very popular with the locals and a lot of people had fun taking pictures pretending to swim on it (people weren't worried about the floor being dirty since the trains are spotless as Taipei has one of the cleanest subways systems in the world).

[–]NCSUGrad2012 44 points45 points  (1 child)

Yeah, I think it’s a better fit for that sub too. Why would you want to confuse people like this?

[–]PizzaEatingPanda 13 points14 points  (0 children)

This was an advertisement for a major sporting event that took place in Taipei last summer. The equivalent of the Olympics for university students. They also had versions for other sports such as soccer on their train cars.

[–]mrprimeminista 137 points138 points  (8 children)

I feel like the refraction is unnecessarily realistic. An empty pool would look cool without messing with everyone’s depth perception.

[–]Alesti 30 points31 points  (0 children)

I'm not sure it would look interesting, the refraction is what makes it. Without it, it would be just be a blue motif.

[–]SuspiciousMystic 10 points11 points  (0 children)

OMG I could smell the chlorine through the photo I swear.

[–]monadoboyX 16 points17 points  (3 children)

Where is this?

[–]whiteflamer 46 points47 points  (0 children)

Taipei metro by the looks of it

[–]sammer8 27 points28 points  (1 child)

Taipei. It was a promotion for the universaide games.

[–]LickNipMcSkip 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Too bad nobody came to watch them and we still had to be called Chinese Taipei.

[–]Wakeandbass 14 points15 points  (3 children)

Was there an olympics held there? Seems like that’s a solid reason to do it.

[–]djxdata 21 points22 points  (0 children)

It was in Taipei last year, advertising for the Universiade they hosted.

[–]BuckGoodstroke 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Waters to clean and clear to be Brazil

[–]Jumpierwolf0960 5 points6 points  (0 children)

This is the exact opposite of satisfying

[–]DreamingIsFun 5 points6 points  (1 child)

This sub is so bad now :/ It's become so big that people just post cool things regardless of being satisfying or not. And yes I realize that people have different opinions, but cmon.

[–]Eradiani 4 points5 points  (0 children)

agreed.. this is more /r/midlyinteresting material

[–]infamine334 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Alright boys 500 free warm up on the top!

[–]hollywashere 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I really wanna dip my feet in the pool now.

[–]signupinyourcolon 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Are you sure that there’s no flood?

[–]BradlePhotos 9 points10 points  (0 children)

This is not oddly satisfying, this is trippy af

[–]LadyRevontulet 2 points3 points  (0 children)

So this is cool and all, but as someone who gets motion sickness somewhat easily, all I can imagine is staring at this floor while the train is moving and my stomach is lurching at the thought.

[–]monadoboyX 2 points3 points  (8 children)

Where is this?

[–]Taiwanderful 17 points18 points  (7 children)


[–]monadoboyX 3 points4 points  (6 children)

Wow very interesting maybe I should go there

[–]Taiwanderful 9 points10 points  (2 children)

If I had known it was going to garner 10,000 glorious karma points I would have taken a photo on the way to work

[–]monadoboyX 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Haha yeah always keep your eye out for potential free karma

[–]three_rivers 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I think that's literally a photo of a swimming pool on the floor.

[–]anastarawneh 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Plot twist: it actually is a swimming pool

[–]hatter10_6 2 points3 points  (0 children)

This was a special design on the Taipei Metro during the Summer Universiade 2017. People were really enthusiastic about this design. Some even took photos on the carriage floor in their swimming suits. As seen here. There were some unexpected participants though, as seen here.

[–]sabresin4 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Very creative. Wish I was creative like this. Sigh.

[–]ThaiJohnnyDepp 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I've been reading a Winnie the Pooh book to my toddler and I read your comment in Eeyore's voice. Buck up, chum.

[–]scottperezfox 2 points3 points  (2 children)

In New York, this would only encourage more peeing on the floor.

[–]bunglejerry 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I suspect a lot of the magic would be gone seeing it in person. We're only seeing a picture of it, static from an ideal angle. If you were on the platform and the doors opened, I suspect you would instantly say, "oh look, a picture of a swimming pool" and not "oh look, a swimming pool".

After all, how many people here gasped and said, "there's water on my computer screen!" Probably not many...

[–]BitterHuman 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Now we can all pretend to be Jesus

[–]Blackops606 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I bet people with motion sickness love this!

[–]is_it_time_to_stop 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Step on that train on LSD or some good mush........

[–]no_use_for_a_name_ 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I want that in my bathroom.

[–]bromanclature 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Yeah they weren’t too happy when I showed up in my speedo and snorkel gear.

[–]Jacob3900 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It disappointed me that it’s not really a pool

[–]MagnifiqueDiva 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Damn, they missed the opportunity to use lava floor design instead :/

[–]WeEndedTheWorld 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Nope. There are still sharks.

[–]Turasleon 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Man that had to be a bitch to tile.

[–]ojoemojo 1 point2 points  (5 children)

I wish it was a swimming pool that would be fun as hell

[–]a_jeannette 1 point2 points  (4 children)

yeah totally hahahaha

[–]ojoemojo 1 point2 points  (3 children)

it basically is if your drunk now that I think about it