Ang sabi ng mga ka tropa ko ng mga tambay, tricycle driver, seaman, bankero, abogado, doctor at pati lamok:
Habang lumalalim ang gabi, lalong sumasarap ang inuman at pulutan.
Well, it really is true, figuratively and literally.
Literally in the sense that the longer you stay and drink, the level of alcohol goes higher. (malabo ba?)
Figuratively, when one or two of your senses become numb dahil laseeng o lango ka na, even if the liquor and the pulutan are the worst kinds (kahit rubbing alcohol o bulok na daing), you ‘still think’ that the alak is the best and the pulutan tastes great, at lalong sumasarap. (Pag minsan nga, pati poste, nagiging babaeng seksi. di ba kulas? ha ha ha)
And the longer the drinking session becomes, the more it turns out to be fun, loud and noisy, and more neighbors are being pissed off especially the wives and their pet dogs. Consider yourself lucky if they just ignore you, perhaps your neigboooors accepted you as crazy. But, on some other times, kapag pumasok na sa kanilang nerves ang iyong kalokohan, do not be surprised if you have an uninvited guest, Mr. Pulis Patola, knocking at your door or calling you in front of your gate.
Such is the case for drunk neighboooors and their guests. Such is also the case for “the Glooooria and her gang.’
The only difference is that when Mr. Pulis Patola finds out that “the Glooooria and her gang” are the ones having fun, he would usually join them and later, pag laseeng na rin sya, hina-harrass na ang neigboooorhood na nag re reklamo.
Literally and figuratively speaking!