High & Drunk


Photo by Nick Rickert

If you know me personally, then you know I’m not one to smoke or drink alcohol and this isn’t because I think any of the two is bad or because of some religious belief, I really don’t care about any of that. I just don’t see the point of any of those, to me there is no reason in wanting to get high.

People will say it’s always good to get high whenever it seems like your troubles are starting to drown you and you want to forget about it for a while but the truth is, forgetting it for a while won’t really make it go away will it? It might give you peace for a few moment but unless you tackle that problem with a clear mind, it’s still going to be there.

Well on the 26th of last year December, I and the boys decided it was time we got high. Normally I would have said no like I always did but I am almost at my mid twenties and still don’t know what it feels like getting drunk so I agreed to their plans.

The plan was a simple one, we go get some alcoholic drinks, bring them home and just drink till we no longer can stand. It was a very good bad idea and by the time we were done with the first bottle, we all started laughing like we’ve all inhaled some laughing gas. We really didn’t know that we were drunk until we tried to stand up.

I remember being pulled back to my seat by an invincible force the first time I tried standing up and that was when I whispered to my friends that I think I’m drunk and they started another round of laughter. Other people get drunk and stagger around but here we were, drunk and mad.

Luckily for us, we were wise enough to have some food at home ready to eat unless we all would have gone to bed that night with an empty stomach because we were in no position to go near the gas cylinder not to talk of turning it on.

I had woken up later that night thinking it was the next morning and expecting to have a very bad hangover like I see in the movies but surprisingly I felt nothing.

I sure would like to do it again but I’m scared of making it an habit so for now, I think once a year is enough.