A situation I’m sure many of y’all have witnessed, but probably not all. What physiological thing is happening when a serious need to have it together occurs, like a shooting, or an accident, where someone is seriously hurt, or, perhaps, a fire and people who were moments before comfortably numb and a bit stupid from their imbibing of alcohol suddenly appear to be absolutely sober?
I’ve seen this a few times in my life, and it certainly does not happen in all people, as some of the drunks on scene remained so. But others appeared to be free and clear of the alcohol in a flash. Is this some effect of adrenalin? Or what?