She stopped with her coworkers at the local pub. She had a celebratory drink as the big project at work was finished and after all this was Friday, the start of a weekend. Her partner on this project bought everyone a shot of tequila and the team slammed them down. This was one of the secretary’s birthday too, so she ordered shots for everyone too. Before she finished her margarita to head home, someone placed another shot of tequila in her hand and she downed it in no time.
Now she was getting ready to leave and one of the staff members asked if she needed a ride home. “No, I’ve got my car and it is just about 10 blocks away.” Her partner watched her swerve a little as she walked and came up behind her taking the keys out of her hand. “You’re not driving any where tonight. I can just see the serious repercussions of you getting behind the wheel after all those shots… so many things could happen, and I would rather not visit you in either jail or the hospital.”
She stumbled again and turned around saying, “You are right, I am a little tipsy. Maybe I can order an Uber if I can just find my phone.”
Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – repercussions