Drunken talkies

Being in an expensive bar during happy hours is fun whether or not you are drunk. There are individuals trying to mend a broken heart, groups celebrating a birthdayΒ looting an individual, and couples dating while respecting the slowdown in the economy.

There is a saying here that if there are more than one utensils in a kitchen, they are bound to make sound – referring to the occasional arguments people in a family indulge into. Well, probably at the time this saying was made, bars were not so prevalent as they are now. The “sound” that the innocently drunk “utensils” make is sometimes enough to subside the loud music playing in the language of Martians which is further remixed by Wall-E.

It was the time of our graduation treat at The Irish House in Calcutta and we saw a couple enjoying an appealing drink. It was a cocktail in which the whole solid can of Red Bull was immersed upside down. We were intrigued (and hoped the cans would pass the hygiene tests with better marks than we did in our finals) by the look of the drink. So one of our drunken masters, Ravi, went up to the couple and very respectfully asked the girl, “Excuse me, ma’am. What are the ingredients of this drink?” Unfortunately, the guy was in no mood to let her girl socialize and let our warrior get some happiness in the happy hours. “Ingredients? Are you a fucking scientist?”, he barked furiously. Heartbroken, my friend who had just a day before submitted his thesis for his masters in Chemistry declared proudly : “Yes I am !” And it was a delight to see the petrified faces of these newly made friends. The three of them spent a major part of the evening discussing the ingredients. πŸ˜€

Meanwhile another sober friend, Aleem showed me a card with these words : “Buy 2 get 1”. Anyone found it funny? Neither did I. Then he said this : “Dude how can these be happy hours? We have to pay for 2 drinks but they’ll give only 1”. And a subtle giggle slipped from Tejeshwar, sitting between us. This triggered a chain reaction and one by one each one of us spat out everything that was inside their mouths, laughing with tears in our eyes on this lame joke. It became a herculean task to stop ourselves from laughing but then the bill did the trick. The smiles suddenly changed in a moment to inquisitive looks to ascertain who has how much.

Just before leaving, we saw a man, probably in his late twenties or early thirties sitting alone with a beer TOWER on his table. He filled his glass and held it as if trying to crush it into pieces. His red eyes made it evident that if hate signifies passion, that guy has really found his passion in that beer tower !

Stories are more, but time is less. Alcohol is slow death. Consume only if you are not in a hurry to die. Thanks for reading.

34 thoughts on “Drunken talkies

  1. ruchisom June 24, 2015 / 6:43 am

    Good read! I easily chalked out the picture. Such a nice message at the end!

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    • Prateek Kohli June 24, 2015 / 6:55 am

      Hehe thank you, Ruchi. Though if you read the message again, it is not so nice πŸ˜‰

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      • ruchisom June 24, 2015 / 7:23 am

        Bitter truth about Alcohol! and you served that nicely! πŸ™‚

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  2. izza ifzaal June 24, 2015 / 6:55 am

    I need to hear the part 2 of it! So you better continue πŸ˜›
    & did Ravi get the ingredients ??

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  3. izza ifzaal June 24, 2015 / 6:59 am

    Lol it seems like he got drunk socializing! poor soul πŸ˜€

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      • izza ifzaal June 24, 2015 / 7:06 am

        Jane ki zarorat kiya the :p
        It’s an old saying “cut your dress according to your cloth” πŸ˜›

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      • izza ifzaal June 24, 2015 / 7:26 am

        Chalo save it for the next time when you’re giving your friends treat on getting first salary πŸ˜€

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      • Prateek Kohli June 24, 2015 / 7:31 am

        Yah ! Ab toh jana hi ni aisi kisi jagah jahan daal-roti ke alawa kuchh milta ho !


      • izza ifzaal June 24, 2015 / 7:36 am

        hahahahaha! Good buoy πŸ˜€

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  4. isra7726 June 24, 2015 / 7:22 am

    That guy in the end of your story, he could be the stranger i married :p
    I could so relate to each word, especially the nonsense laughing πŸ˜€ New year 2015 we did that ALL NIGHT! until 5 Am or so.. sang & laughed & then sang some more (but at home)…. haha
    unfortunately, drinking seems to have become fashionable. its like what smoking was some years ago except that smoking still had a taboo attached to it. Drinking is considered so cool, reckless drinking is on the rise 😦

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    • Prateek Kohli June 24, 2015 / 7:56 am

      Well, if he was the stranger, he looked funny and you so deserve this ‘Good simran good ! Jee le apni zindagi’ πŸ˜‰
      And yes, that’s true. Though there are some wonderful memories that are created because of drinking, but the price that we pay for that in the years to come has the potential to create havoc in the lives of ours as well as of others.
      Let’s hope to get high on life and don’t depend on others to be happy πŸ™‚
      Happy to hear about your new year’s eve πŸ˜€ Moments like those are worth cherishing πŸ˜€

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  5. Purpleanais June 24, 2015 / 10:38 am

    Oh that was funny! I really enjoyed it, and maybe there’s a lesson in there for me, I do looove a nice glass of wine πŸ˜‰

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  6. AdiC June 24, 2015 / 11:47 am

    Reblogged this on Inking The Thinking and commented:
    So here’s taking you through the ups and downs of a drunken night! πŸ˜‰


  7. Mysteriously Unique June 24, 2015 / 12:54 pm

    “The β€œsound” that the innocently drunk β€œutensils” make is sometimes enough to subside the loud music playing in the language of Martians which is further remixed by Wall-E.”

    When I read this particular sentence, I literally LOL’ed!!. I had to look at the name, and at first glance I thought of the movie WALL-E (The Disney Movie’s Robot from 2008), then quickly realized quickly that you were referring to the “artist” Wall-E.

    I really enjoyed reading this. ツ

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    • Prateek Kohli June 24, 2015 / 7:26 pm

      I am more than glad to know that my words became one of the reasons for you laughter today. It is the best gift I can give to people πŸ™‚
      It is heartening to see you enjoying here. Hope to see you again πŸ™‚

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  8. ANooP June 25, 2015 / 5:59 am

    It was an amazing read. I could relate to it and hence I laughed out reading a couple of lines πŸ™‚

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    • Prateek Kohli June 25, 2015 / 6:41 pm

      Thank you so much, Anoop. I am glad you found it relatable and it managed to spread some smiles πŸ˜€

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  9. operahell June 26, 2015 / 2:14 am

    I loved this post too. And from one drinker to a non-drinker, your quip at the end was well-placed. Bravo! I hope there will be more tales of drunken debauchery (had by others) to come πŸ˜‰

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    • Prateek Kohli June 26, 2015 / 6:10 am

      Well this might make us having a drink together someday πŸ˜€
      Thank you so much for showing your love. It means a lot πŸ™‚
      Actually next one would probably be of my own πŸ˜€

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