I was reading a friend’s wall post in her Facebook account about one of these “hardcore drinking parties.” I won’t go into the details because it’s absolutely inane and asinine, but then again, I smoke and I drink. I have my vices. I was wild back in high school. So in the interest of “public service,” I am writing this entry.
I’m not going to get on my moral high horse, because I don’t have one. As a smoker and as a drinker, I can’t tell kids to stop smoking and stop drinking. Lemme put it this way: if your idea of a high school drinking experience is to drink a shot of vodka and a cold glass of beer, and you’re all gonna do is to start phreaking out, you kids don’t know a damn thing about drinking.
I don’t have a problem with parties. I’ve been to a lot of parties. I’ve drank my ass off more times than I can count. Then I realized there really is no difference between drinking on your own, and drinking with a group. Then I realized that there’s no worse feeling than a bad hangover, coupled with a bit of incontinence and diarrhea. I won’t go into the details of that, but I’m telling you, it’s not a very pleasant experience. It’s a good thing I can handle my alcohol very, very well; the stupidest people I’ve seen are drunkards. Drunk kids.
Inebriated boys and girls who think they’re the coolest in the neighborhood, and spend all their money on booze. Kids who puke their guts out at 11 PM. Kids who, nine months later have children of their own. A year later, that very same drunk boy from the last is the exact same kid serving me my Chicken McNuggets 15 minutes after I ordered it from the cashier at McDonald’s.
There’s an old saying that goes, “In vino, veritas;” in wine, there is truth. If you start doing something stupid while you’re under the influence of alcohol, you’re pretty much stupid. For all intents and purposes, you’re not insensitive. You’re not even immoral. You’re just plain stupid. If you’re gonna drink, hold it in your stomach; don’t hold it in your brain.
Young minds are terrible things to waste. And if you’re gonna puke it out, try to hold it in, experience the hangover. Alcohol is a terrible thing to waste.