Yes I'm talking about the drunken high. The only mallu connection I probably have is that I love my drink and enjoy it. No sir, no mocktails and wine for me. Although I do enjoy wine along side a late night movie, I any day prefer rum over any other drink. Old monk with coke and lots of ice. I could kill for this combo. Cal turns out to be a Old monk loyalist too and the first time we met, we drank five larges each. I do not shy away from alcohol. Its not like I drink and fall on the streets everyday. I drink occasionally and I love it. Its a welcome break for me and I do not drink to get high and forget my sorrows. I have no sorrows. I drink to relax and I know how much I can handle. Cal has no problems with me drinking either. Its a win win situation for him, because now he does not have to depend on his boys to go out for a drink. His wife enjoys the same drink as him. What more can he ask for?
Alcohol is not a taboo and is definitely not an attribute of the rich. I know so many people who think that drinking costs a lot of money and only the high class can afford it. And then, there are those set of people who think that if you drink you must have a problem. If your relationship ends, then you must drink. If you are going through some serious issues at home, then you must drink. If you want to forget your past, then you must drink. What nonsense. What about drinking just for the sake of drinking? I drink to relax and unwind, what's the harm in that. And the other set of people that I cannot tolerate are those who cannot handle their drinks. Guys and girls alike. Those who say "I'm gonna drink like a fish tonight", more often than not end up puking after the first beer. And then we have those delicate beauties who trip on their heels after a breezer. I love watching these specimens.
The best kind that I like to watch are those who cannot handle their high. I have some friends who laugh non-stop when they get high. Laugh and laugh and laugh, until you choke and puke. Then there are people who get down the negative trip after a few drinks. "Why did he leave me yaar?", "Why doesn't she say yes to me macha?", "Why can't he understand?" etc etc. I mean why can't people contemplate on these things when sober. Then a few others I know, start singing and dancing non-stop. At the top of their voice. I mean I don't mind the dancing as much as the singing. At times it sounds like Honey Singh has been washing himself in the machine. Then comes the most dangerous kind. Those who suddenly grow balls and become a brave heart after a few sips. These people whip out their phones and more often than not call up their ex. Or an enemy. Phew! Hulk alert, everyone.
Drinking always gives a high, but the right amount gives a happy tingling sensation. And that's where I stop. I can walk in a straight line when drunk and talk sense just like I do when I'm sober. I can handle my high beautifully and do not need someone to help me down the stairs or into the car. I am very aware of with whom I am and what is happening. Still, I only prefer to drink in the company of my husband these days. There can be other people too, but my husband has to be there. Its a comfort factor. I have had some friends who get so high that they end up in bed with some random strangers. No, it does not happen only in movies. I have seen it happening in real life too. Its freaky as hell. I mean how can you not know what is happening to your body just because you are under the influence of alcohol? I fail to get an answer to this.
I've never had any problems with people who drink. Or smoke. Or dope. As long as it doesn't affect me I am fine with it. As long as they keep their high to themselves, I'd make excellent company. I've always believed in this, some people can stoop really low when they get high.