2 AM. Drunk. Called up your ex?

Accept it or not. We all have done it.

We’re drunk enough to be “out of senses” but yet, we know we are totally in our senses! So we pick up our phone – the number has been deleted long back, but our fingers, yes our fingers – they remember the number. Well if not, there’s this WhatsApp group from a year ago which will still show their number in members list, right?

The numbers are keyed in. We take a pause (dramatically: a sigh). What am I doing? I can remember what all things they did to me. It’s wrong. It’s wrong. This won’t end well.

We hit the dial button.

So what if it gets weird? We are drunk enough. If it goes wrong, we were too drunk. Out of our senses. Good enough excuse. Hah!

And if it all goes well – Well, what exactly then? Patch up, chit chat, be friends? No, Not really. But the dial tone is already on.

By this point we are probably wishing that they don’t pick up. Be asleep. Be on silent. Because definitely, next morning when I get a call back I’m not going to answer!

And in the span of few dial tones we’ve already prepared a list of our excuses.

Accept it or not, this drunk ex call is like the “one last step” of a breakup. Everything suddenly becomes so clear – why we broke up, why we shouldn’t ever think of going back, why this call was so important – because they’ve moved on, and you, like a needy little girl or boy call them up! (well, I hope in some cases, this actually results in a patch up).

Hurts your ego, right? That’s where it ends. That’s what the closure is, if your breakup wasn’t a good enough closure for you. If all the arguments and smashing each other’s stuff didn’t give you enough closure.

You see, some of us are really, really optimistic. And the others - I don’t think they would even think of calling. Well, for the optimistic ones, this 2 AM drunken activity may or may not go very well. You might get mocked at. Your ex might just ignore you without a call back, you might just start arguing again – various possibilities.

I can’t ask you to weight all these possibilities when you dial – you’ll be too drunk. Instead ask yourself right now (hopefully you’re sober while reading this) – Do you want to call them? Is there something unfinished? Do you really need to hurt your ego to get over them? Is there something you need to share with them? Call them up if you feel so. Get a closure (or get another chance), but don’t wait for a 2AM!

Oh yes, and be supportive your friends who are calling their ex. Remember: They are drunk enough! Hah!

About the author

Bhavini Jha

“Only if life could be coded, it would be decoded”.

Love to write, passionate about life.

Working in Mumbai, Maharashtra 

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