So, there's two schools of thought on this. Someone gets hammered and does or says something they would never have done or said while sober. A. That the real "inner him" coming out. Alcohol strips away the inhibitions and leaves nothing but the truth. When Mel Gibson gets drunk and goes on an anti-Jew tirade, this is because he truly does hate Jews...sobriety and the filter that comes with it keeps him from constantly saying it, but get him liquored up and you'll find out his true feelings. B. What people say when under the influence should be taken with a grain of salt. We all know alcohol affects our judgement, so why listen to anybody who's drunk, they're obviously not in their right mind? My boss has called me the best employee he's ever had and my wife has called me the biggest asshole she's ever met (those are examples)...they don't really mean those things, do they? So what do you think? Should more or less credence be given to the things people say and do when they are drunk?