The Construction man always drink.!!!!
(this topic is not intended to offense any construction man out there whose tough works need to be appreciated)
This Chinese New Year is a very interesting one for me for this is the very first time I was bombarded with this questions by my neighbor children.
Questions and Answers.
Q. Is it true that all construction staff drink?
A. Not exactly all but around 90% do it.
Q. Then why do you not drink ???
A. Well, I do now for a simple reason, Medical. To flush out my kidney stone if any are present with beer, tiger beer , as recommended by certain close friends.
Only for a glass after my dinner and not more for my head will start to spin.
Q. You mentioned that you have been traveling due to your job, Iran, Indonesia,
Sarawak ,Thailand .... what make you not picking up this habit?
A. I always ask myself this question. " What is the main purpose of working
The answer: To earn enough for your future. It has always been tough when over
there,the work load and homesick too.When you abroad I must make sure that at
all time, I do loose my mind due to the booze but to be always on alert. To return
home safely after each dinner.
Hence, I lied that I am allergy to drinking whenever I attended a dinner. That
really is a good reward to me eventually
Q. Is that the main reason?
A. Yes but mainly to return home to your own bed, not ending up with a (lady) in
another bed and be ready for tomorrow work or events. Nobody will give you
a helping hand if you are in trouble.......HIV!!!!>
Q. You have seen many people getting drunk. What is your opinion?
A. I am not an expert in drinking but I am sure that you should not drink with an
empty stomach. Eat something before drinking. Other then this, the worse is
when your buddy started to give you all sort of drink i.e: beer, wine,brandy and
whisky. You will be mixing them in the stomach and the result will be bad.
Q. I see.....!!
A. Finally to have self determination is very important." No means No". that include
I have once consumed too much alcohol and lucky for me my site is quite near so i drove there and upon arrival, my site guard let me in and I took a short nap, nearly an hour. before continuing the rest of my journey home. I recalled that one of the manager did not went home straight but parked his car by the road and took a nap inside the road site drain . Just imagined how smelly when he got home...But then he has his family worrying as to why he has never got home that night.
In another incident, one of my staff just stood still outside the restaurant and pee!!!! Well, the most problematic was when some of my staff have to carry the drunken one
home up the hill through the trekking footpath. Just imagine how heavy and smelly he was when he vomited on the way home.
To some whose family cared for them, show down in the following morning!
Why do they end up like that ????
You see it has to do with the word< Contractor Dinner!!! Even before the start of the dinner, all the contractor will drinking and jeering the staff to drink in empty stomach. When food was served, they would go to each table again to pour alcohol into every available empty glasses. To play smart, keep your glass fill up with Chinese tea and stay cool when persuaded to drink., so sorry I am on medication...blurr.....blurr........ But then not every contractors' dinner were like these. When you were siting with consultant engineers , they would normally drink with control...smart... ah hah! educated section!! . not the rowdy group..... So far all staff were lucky for they reached their home safely with the help of the non drinkers. If ever I were to drink, I would enjoy it in my home for I could just go straight to bed when I start to be feel tipsy. Cheers , now is the time . Happy Chinese New Year to all of you. Kong Xi Fa Chai. ..............you could hear that the youngster at the corner were playing the card game....... .. ...Ha Ha Ha! 23/2/09 Dinner with the Adjuster Tonight I was very lucky to seek some of the reasons why people drink and get drunk from some new guests in the table that I was in. Well he highlighted that mostly this will happen when they drink a different type of drink for example if you are drinking beer then stick with beer and do not drink wine or whiskey later. Normally mixing of the drinks in the stomach will happen when the host comes ushering everyone to drink and by then beer could have been finished and wine and whiskey are only available. He commented that no matter how good a drinker one maybe, he would be drunk at the end of the dinner. Well, as usual ,they were surprised as to why I did not drink tonight? Real reason I was on medication due to my toothache.
What was the reason some people drink? Well, to get rid of problems. Is that so then I am not that type. Well, I remember that when I was having high stress over my job, I could not sleep but to go down to the street and walk until I was really tired. It happen when I was in Singapore and I was lucky to have a policeman who was on beat and he actually accompanied me walking a few blocks and final informing me that my block was over there and and it was late and I should tried to go back to sleep. We really have a good chat when walking through the condo.
There are many ways of getting rid of stress. Another way was to surf the internet until you eyes get heavy for bed and like what I am doing right now is to write my blog. ...............