Refraining from alcohol is never a bad thing, and it's delightful news that earlier this month the Cabinet set up a national campaign for this three-month Buddhist Lent to be the national alcohol abstaining period.
You can never guess what alcohol can do to you in the course of just an hour or two. Though all quiet and timid at the first sip, you can become the heart of the group conversation by the end of the first hour, cracking jokes and keeping your friends entertained and happy on their evening out.
But by the end of the second hour, an outstanding comedian might turn into an outrageous beast. You might get into a fight with the guy at the next table just because something he says isn't very agreeable to your ears. You might insist that you can drive and end up taking an innocent person's life on the road. Or you might drive past a pretty lady walking down the dark, quiet soi alone, and once the alcohol has taken over, your sexual desire might get the better of you, and the rest of the story is the next day's front-page news.
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