I tossed out a ginormous yet empty jug of Bacardi at a campground recently and was reminded that we have no control of how others see/think about us. To the common stranger it looked as if Jase and I drank an entire jug of rum in one quick night of camping. Only I knew that we’d been working on that jug for weeks. At that moment I kind of wish I had a loud speaker to announce to my fellow campers that we were not the lushes we appeared to be.
The take away: Don’t size others up based on the tiny bits of information you see, and start doing strange things on purpose to freak people out.
What I should have done is fill the Bacardi bottle with water and stood at the dumpster chugging it before tossing it out.