How do I hide a hangover while I’m basically dying at my desk?
Katie, High Wycombe
The oh-so delicious morning-after panic: you were only supposed to be popping out for a Pizza Express (the one with the hole in the middle in place of actual dough) and one glass of Sauv Blanc, but once that kicked in, you finished the bottle, necked a second, hit ‘the bars’, drank copious Malibu and Diet Cokes and badgered that DJ till he gave in and dropped some old school UK garage. But now it’s
7am, your alarm is kicking you in the head and you’re face down on your bed, fully clothed (yep, shoes too) and it’s time to go to work. Assuming the night out was not a work do, how do you hide the hang from your boss? Best bet is to do the exact opposite of what your brain is telling you: get to work early. Getting in before everyone else invites far fewer questions than turning up late. You’ll also need a good moisturiser and your strongest scent (to disguise the stench of regret). Your main aim is to keep shtum about your wild night. Once your co-workers get wind of your hang, you’ll be faced with hourly ‘how’re you bearing up, babes’ queries, which will only make it worse. A word of caution: before you get to work, have a quick scan of your Instagram. To make sure you didn’t post a picture of last night’s bar bill. Your boss follows you. Never forget that.