Lament for bygone days
I am annoyed.
I was woken this morning by a headache. It was a sneaky one – like someone sticking pins in my brain – and it caught me by surprise. I’ve been munching Panadol all morning to little effect
It’s a very long time since I last had a headache like that but I confess it brought back some wonderful memories.
Memories of hangovers where the head would be pounding and the eyes sore as I tried to remember the previous night.
Memories of pub crawls done for no other reason than to see how many myself and The Lads could visit without being thrown out.
Memories of Vindaloo curries being gulped down in an effort to sober up just enough to drive home.
Memories of being so scuttered I couldn’t remember where I lived.
Non-memories of entire weekends being lost in a haze of drink.
Of course things have changed. I’m no longer welcome in any bar and not just those that have barred me in the past. I am expected to sit outside in the rain which is not my idea of good craic. Anyway the price of a pint has risen to silly figures. The price of one pint now would have been enough to get myself stocious in The Good Old Days.
And I’m getting old. Sadly I am confining myself to two [maybe three] fingers of whiskey at night. It’s just a little nightcap. It’s a mere glimmer of the past and doesn’t even get me past sober.
That’s what is pissing me off now. I have a hangover but I never got langers last night. What a waste.
Life can be cruel sometimes.
Grandad, I think I would consult the doctor if headache persists.
As a kid I used to get bad headaches but I grew out of it. Once I started frequenting pubs with my mates, I missed out on getting blathered. I was always the duty driver, perhaps because I was the only one with a car! I did drive a few times over the limit. So no headaches or hangovers back in the day.
Then marriage, kids and working hard. Now retired, I indulge, but still no hangovers. Why? Because I have a few drinks and fall asleep!!! So at the grand old age of 73 I have clearly missed out.
The headache finally left. It’s back again today. And if I went to Doc complaining of just a headache he’d probably throw a couple of Aspirin at me and tell me to fuck off and come back when I’m sick. He’s very overworked these days and under a lot of stress, so I would forgive him.
Actually it’s a very long time since I had a hangover. It must be in the region of twenty years. All that drinking in my earlier years must have given me a level of immunity?
Dear Grand-dad. HELP!
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