And never brought to mind?
Well, should they?
I suppose it depends on just who the old acquaintance happens to be, and other circumstances surrounding the acquaintanceship.
I mean, it goes without saying that one should never forget their old pals, their old cronies, their old partners in crime...but if ye old acquaintance you're toying with bringing to mind this New Year's Eve happens to be ye old love interest, that may well be a horse's auld lang arse of a different color.
In that case, err on the side of caution...it's probably best if you don't bring him or her to mind. And for God's sake, don't Google said old love interest. Or, maybe, bring him or her to mind, Google away, even...hell, track down his or her phone number if you must (just for shucks and grins)... but puh-leeeese don't make the call.
However, if you bring the old love interest to mind, Google away, track down his or her phone number, and feel absolutely compelled to call said old love interest, for God's sake, make the call when you are sober as a judge.
In other words, NO DRUNK DIALING!
Especially on New Year's Eve.
You heard me. Step away from the cell phone, particularly if you've had a a few too many...
I know, I know....it seems so harmless, just calling that old love interest at the stroke of midnight...that ball is falling on Times Square and you're awash in nostalgia and thinking " I jusht wanna shay Happy New Year...ish that sho bad?"
Yup. It really ish sho bad.
Let's face it, there's a reason you never hear about people "sober dialing". No one dares to ring in the New Year by ringing up an old love interest unless they're dialing from somewhere deep in the heart of Margaritaville.
And there is nothing worse than waking up New Year's Day with a hang over AND a bad case of Drunk Dialer's Remorse.
Or so I've heard.
Bottom line is, friends don't let friends drunk dial. Especially on New Year's Eve.