I attended an event last night and one of the highlights of the night were the unlimited drinks going around. Initially, there were only alcoholic drinks. I wanted to get some Iced Tea or Coke but with so much temptation going around, I gave in and had a couple of shots.
I knew that what I had was rhum, vodka, and vodka. I can handle my liquor well and have never had an embarassing moment because I drank. However, last night, it took less than 5 minutes for the drinks to have its effect and I found myself laughing like a hyena. The smallest things would set me off. I didn't know why I was affected that much when I only had 3 shots. (I could normally do more and still be sane.)
Due to this unprecedented effect, I immediately sent an SMS to FM and called him. I asked him to pick me up because even though I was 90% sure that I'd be able to go home on my own, I didn't want to take the 10% risk.
After 6 glasses of water and 2 cups of coffee, I still felt the effect and I started to worry. FM told me that what I had were the bartender's concoction. I didn't know what it was so he explained. It seems that when its a bartender's concoction, their pride would be in getting you drunk with just one shot. This is why after 3 shots, I felt like I had 12 already.
Such a mistake! It was a good thing that FM, though tired and sleepy since it was 9pm when I called him, picked me up and took me home. Yes, I got reprimanded but what matters is that I got home safely.
I'm sharing this since there may be other women who just tosses a drink here and there not knowing what was it that they were drinking. I felt safe last night and that was why I drank. Lesson learned, always ask what's in the drink and not just the major alcohol component to avoid being buzzed without warning.