jump to navigation

Myths and Truths about Boozer’s Problem Wednesday, 12 August, 2009

Posted by ~uh~™ in General Advice Humour.
Tags: , , , , , , , ,

I was slightly amused reading this Drinker’s Advisory from a fellow blogger, the ROFL Indian. Though, I have lots of deference for this gentleman’s imagination, creativity and ‘production design’, I have lots of difference on this particular topic. However, I have to admit that he has actually followed the  General Advise for  advising, as charted out by me some time back, which qualifies the said article to be accepted by all. Those incidents listed by him (except for may be 18, 2 and 1 in that order), though incredibly funny, seldom happens with experienced and honed drunkards.

So instead of writing a vicious, long and avenging comment I thought of retaliating with a dedicated post itself. That, I think would serve the following useful purpose-

1. My readers who did not know about his blog will thank me.

2. His reader’s, who didn’t know about mine, may consider reading it.

3. It will add another post on my blog.

4. While general readers would find the antics funny, experienced boozers would agree how true and serious they are.

Enough of imaginary anecdotes, time for some facts-

A boozer knows he is in a problem when-

1. He doesn’t have the faintest idea that, he actually is in a problem. (Now this is a Catch 22 situation and there’s no practical remedy to it)

[That saying, it can easily be established that a boozer will practically never know when he IS in a problem. But of course he can roughly figure out that he HAD been into a problem or CAN face a problem, in most cases, when he wakes up the next morning.]

A boozer is ACTUALLY in a problem when-

2. After a dinking binge while outstation travel, comes back to the hotel room, he goes to bed, gets up at midnight, pukes in the sink and sees himself in the mirror in front, goes to sleep  again and next day morning discovers that his laptop looks like a leftover pizza on the writing table and again sees himself in mirror, this time in sheer disbelief.

3. With time, he finds the WC is a better fixture than wash-basin, to flush after puking, especially if it is in someone else’s house.

4. After a drinking binge he gets up to pee and wonders why the toilet is so cold and the light automatically turns on. Next morning he finds the fridge smelling funny.

5. After few drinks at the bar he realizes that he has been shedding cigarette ash on the ketchup bowl and the snack plate alternatively, while enjoying the finger foods from the ashtray.

6. When he says ‘May I go to the bathroom, Madam’, to the obese lady on the lower berth on a train, after emptying the ‘mixture’ from the coke bottle in the upper berth.

7. He enjoys the subtle musical notes played around him, probably created by the rare single malt. on the rocks. Then he discovers his mobile underneath the seat cushion and ten missed calls from his wife.

8. He tries to do push-ups to show his alertness, the floor floats up and hits his chin and a sticky, salty red liquid comes out of a crack in the chin. His buddies want to call the ambulance while he seems clueless about who is the injured.

9. When he lights the last cigarette on the filter end. In desperation, he then takes out old cigarette butts from the ashtray and again lights it on the filter end.

10. He actually enjoys the taste of bar-be-queued frog with tartar sauce.

11. He thinks the greatest hardware support a mobile phone should have is a cigarette lighter.

12. He thinks he can sing and starts singing Mohd. Aziz and Anuradha Padwal duet songs ( both with his own voice) with humming and chorus interludes, included.

13. He shares his sorrows with other bar-mates and they all give him their shoulder to cry on. Moved by the compassion he declares that all drinks are on him.

14. He still continues drinking after 4 rounds of ‘one for the road’.

15. He gives a kiss to the valet parking guy and tips him Rs 200 before getting in the car.

16. He finds it difficult to figure out from the approaching headlights, whether it’s a truck or two motorcycles side by side.

17. He actually finds it easier driving with his eyes closed, to avoid the glare.

18. He is stopped by a battalion of cops equipped with breath analyzers while he is on the wheel.

19. He dodges the cops and hits a lamppost.

20. He says sorry to the lamppost and passes out.


1. witsnnuts - Wednesday, 12 August, 2009

Ha ha .. ROFL & the first three purposes where like .. good self promotion material .. 😉 i will try that too .
Once i safely escorted my friend home, after he got drunk . Next morning, he asked me if i had a twin. On a negative reply, he insisted that he had seen my twin the day before. .!

Point 15 was damn funny. I have seen it in films though ! 😉

Cheers 😀
~uh~™: hahaha…i can believe it 🙂
I have DONE almost all of them at some point of time.
Of course I need to promote my blog, ‘coz am a guy that also old and not very good looking !

witsnnuts - Wednesday, 12 August, 2009

I have seen people doing ROFL’s 7th point .. or atleast something to that effect. !! So its true too .. U gotta give credit for that 😉
~uh~™: Well i have accepted it there, with some qualification.

2. alok - Wednesday, 12 August, 2009

aye aye dada je cigarette lighter!!! you vouched for this one to be made an essential for phones….so how many pegs you did gulp down when you endorsed for lighter as a must hardware for phones 😛
~uh~&ttrade;: If mobiles can be used as a torch why not a lighter ?
I don’t count pegs, i count bottles 😉

3. Spike - Thursday, 13 August, 2009


He feels like he was riding a roller-coaster, and finds himself at the bottom of the steps when he wakes up 😉

The hungover babe asks him “did we do it?” and neither can remember 😀
~uh~™; Drunken sexual encounter is a topic altogether but would probably too blasphemous for this blog 🙂

4. allthecrap - Thursday, 13 August, 2009

hey i got ur link from..err..my blog.. :)..i think u got nice blog running.. and like ur profile pic the 6th point was awesome…:D
~uh~™: My blog is more like a running nose, no one notices until i sneeze 😉
Thanks for the good words.

5. nursemyra - Thursday, 13 August, 2009

I get a hangover from just reading about that much alcohol
~uh~™: You sound like a chinaware in a bull shop :-I

6. tarun goel - Thursday, 13 August, 2009

you just moved one, in fact 2-3-4 steps ahead of “ROFL”, you look like a rocking sharabi 😀
Or jus an experience seeker like me? 🙂
~uh~™: Don’t you get an idea from the name of the author and the blog itself ? 😉
Welcome to AEIOU !

7. Lynn - Friday, 14 August, 2009

thanks for the link, i went out and took a peek…sounds like a great idea to potentially get new readers. i’m happy to inform you that i am not a boozer. well yes i am but not a serious boozer.
~uh~™: Ofcourse it works. You must add ROFL into your reading list.
Boozing, when serious, becomes Cirrhosis over time !

8. Ms Taggart - Friday, 14 August, 2009

Seriously Awesome! 🙂

Well.. I know for sure I dont have a problem, but I have sure been in couple of the ones that you listed here.. 3, 7, 13, 14, 16.. and couple of them have happened to the husband.. but yes, I know for sure we have no drinking problem. (I am ignoring your point 1 here ! :))
~uh~™: har har har © smart comment ! You are surely belong to ‘ been there done that’ type.

9. Farting Pen - Thursday, 27 August, 2009

While all these amuse me, it’s the anecdotes from the drinking sessions that seem to catch my imagination. Some are stupid. So stupid that they are insanely hilarious. Here’s one from my life: http://fartingpen.wordpress.com/2009/01/15/one-drunken-night-at-an-ad-agency/
~uh~™: I read your stuff, hilarious. But i can relate to it. The best nights are the ones which you don’t remember much, probably. But how do remember what we have forgotten? It’s complicated.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: