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The 17 Stages of a Hangover, as told by Prince George

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at OSU chapter.

You might not think you have that much in common with a three-year-old heir to a throne, but as a college student, it turns out we act a lot like Prince George when we’re nursing a hangover. Here’s the stages of a hangover – also known as your morning routine – as told by the first few years of Prince George’s life:

1. Struggle Bus: I feel so sick. I don’t know what’s worse, the headache, the stomachache or the shame.

2. Anger: Why isn’t there a cure for hangovers yet? It’s. Effing. 2016.

Does anywhere deliever pedialyte?

3. Investigation: It’s time to check your phone for evidence… Because I may or may not remember how I got home last night.

*Throws phone horrified* after you see that snapstory.

4. Gossip sesh: It’s time to exchange stories with your roomies. 

Feeling #blessed you have such epic friends.

5. LOL: The memories are coming back, and turns out there were a lot of funny moments.

“OMG! You don’t remember that? It was soooo funny!”

6. Shit: *Insert embarrassing thing you did here* 


7. Shit x2: I can never show my face at Bullwinkles again.

*Wants to run away forever* 

8. (Fake) Productivity: I’m going to try to get out of bed and start my day. 

*Fails to balance* 

9. Hunger: It’s time to get food.

10. Indecisiveness: Do I want Buckeye Donuts? McDonald’s breakfast? Panda Express? 

The leftover pizza from last night might have to do. 

11. Defeat: Forget it, I’m going back to bed…

12. Exhaustion: …Forever. Is it even possible to be this tired?

13. Nauseous: Hold up, I think I’m going to throw up.

14. Bargaining: Dear God, If you take my hangover away, I’ll never drink again. I PROMISE.

15. Bitterness: Roommate goes to the library to study: Good for you, rooomie!*

*Boo, you whore!

16. Denial: UGH. Why is this happening to ME?  

It’s definitely not the six vodka cranberries from Ugly Tuna.

17. Acceptance: *7pm and you haven’t moved in hours* Goodbye, hangover! See you next weekend. 

Sarah is a student at The Ohio State University who loves all things television and pop culture. She is a writer for HC OSU and a Chapter Advisor. For more from Sarah, visit www.sarahmarieh.wordpress.com or www.twitter.com/sarahhearon.