Buffalo Club is not so much a club
as a drinking game
. I first joined the club when I started university
and was living in rez. The jist of the club is that when drinking an alcoholic beverage
you must use your non-dominant hand to drink. If you are caught drinking with your dominant hand
by one of your fellow drinkers, they call "Buffalo!
" and you must guzzle the remainder of the drink.
Also, if asked by someone "Are you a Buffalo?" you must respond with "Once a buffalo, always a buffalo."
This club is a great way to get hammered, especially when you are new to the club. It is a downward spiral of destruction and despair since the more drunk you get the easier it is to forget to drink with the non-dominant hand. And of course, once caught, you have to guzzle, which in turn makes you that much more drunk.
As a result of 4 years, I now drink with my non-dominant hand without even thinking about it. It is now a habit. And it's a great conversation piece, especially when someone asks if you're left handed when they see you drinking with your left hand.