It was an usual Friday night when I realized irony of stomach full of liquor but empty of bread The clock struck 3:30 a.m.At that time, McDonald’s seemed to be only solution to resolve this irony.So cab dropped me at 24 Hour open McDonald’s outlet.I ordered a decent spicy chicken wrap with corn and diet coke .Soon I was gorging myself on wrap and corn.
There have been controversial theories which have linked drinking with mental deficits as well as killing stem cells.But nevertheless, alcohol kills all your inhibitions which ultimately kills procrastination. At that moment, you find yourself detached from worldly pleasures.One may start seeing entire universe as an extension ( Including himself) of almighty God.In those moments of enlightenment, one can observe this world with his new found vision.At those moments, I usually don’t feel affinity even for alcohol which is another irony as Alcohol is driving factor for this state of awareness 🙂
So coming back to McDonald’s,once my hunger pangs calmed down, I turned my neck 270 degree.It was amusing. There were two Poly students completing their assignments in one corner.Another corner hosted a young couple much in puppy couple.Then there were Aunties and Middle Aged uncles working in Kitchen or standing behind cash counters.Then it was me and my perspective under influence of 120 ml of Alcohol ( 4 drinks.Each drink is supposed to have 30 ml liquor). Then I saw a body , curled into a corner seat.Uncle seemed to be above 60 years.Age seems to have wrinkled his body.I could see him in slumber with his mouth slightly open.He was carrying a leather bag as wrinkled as his body which gave me an impression that he was homeless.Then I noticed a couple of grey-haired elderly people with an innocent expression on face which only a deep sleep can bring on your face.Suddenly I realized that this McDonald’s represent cycle of life.Two students signify student phase of life.The young couple was a symbol of youth. All those people who were working in McDonald’s represented householder stage of life with the duties of running a household, raising a family, educating one’s children, and leading a family-centered social life.These people constitute workforce which keep wheel of world running.Then there was old age where each wrinkle was etched with a story.Where do I fit in this hierarchy.As a vagabond who starts his weekend on a high note???What value does I bring to this universe.
Then all of sudden, I get a scolding by inner me.” Come on, Man.It is start of weekend.It is not right time to waste on this shit.It is a sin to waste impact of those four cocktails.”I just stood up, plugged in my earphones and with a tune of Jazz, I started my journey to home.Then I told myself ” Don’t take it so serious , buddy.It is a normal night at McDonalds.”