The 4 B’s we Boys are Addicted to
The most susceptible and perhaps the most enticing of these B’s are the girls a.k.a bachiyan! For those who never get to cross the realms of the country for educational purposes feast their eyes on the local “maal” (ladies excuse my terminology but this seemed the most appropriate word when I was writing) as a Lahori Luminite daydreams about the westernized girls of Karachi; a Nust-ian succumbs to the woes of a rather restrictive Lahori; the burger guys of Karachi fall prey to westernized Islamabadi girls or the biologically challenged AKU nerds feel butterflies in their stomachs as they sneak peeks under their books at Lahori cheesay. It could simply be a case where a guy never mustered the courage to say anything to his high school crush as he followed her to the same university… Or in the bigger picture it could be an ambitious Pakistani who runs after Caucasian or Hispanic ladies in a foreign land unable to restrain himself as he finds these tempting faces and scantily clad size zero figures a most welcome change. No matter what the scenario; the fates of a guy and girl entwining in a foreign land or be it a backdoor romance, boys are prone to girls as sure as bees are prone to honey.
This seems like an outlandish concept, and an out of context thing, but even if an ocean is serene on the top that does not mean a storm isn’t brewing deep inside. Drinking is as common abroad as maybe in the elite class of our country. Intoxication is an escape, a friend, a joy and a fiend. It is rare to come across a drunkard in the streets of Pakistan but those who live/study abroad encounter this on a daily basis. What is a Friday night when you did not pass out or what is fun when you never took a shot with the girls? Be it a Hangover inspired passion or an attempt to blend in, it cannot be ignored that the pull of wine is more than that of divine.
Not that common a term but none of weed, pot, chars, hash or opium starts with B so I’ll take ‘Bong’ for the time being. Drugs are a powerful underlying cause for the ruin of many and a way to end up in the shambles. People seek it as an escape from life, for fun or maybe someone has just too much money to spend on useful stuff. An alluring charm, this habit tempts you to feel its ecstatic effect again and again. A bong can be described as one of the several methods in which you can inhale this drug and is supposed to give you a much harder impact than just smoking normally would. Countless have lost tracks of their lives simply by succumbing to the temptation to smoke up. For our generation, getting high is on a high.
What good is a day when you haven’t had a smoke? Be it gold leaf or a benson, “sutta tou must hai”. Men are sorely tempted by the desire to smoke. Be it to get warm on a cold chilly winter day or to chill in the perspiring heat, a bloke’s gonna smoke. Some attain this benign habit from their families while some have friends who want to look cool. The latest fashion trend seems to indicate that a handful of tar, nicotine and carcinogens wrapped up in paper are extremely popular. Then be it a catchy tune of “sutta na mila” or “cigarette k dhoain ka challa bana keh”, smokers seem to find relevance from everywhere in their lives. This addiction is so strong that it can render a person completely at sea. From a personal standpoint, it can even leave people unconscious if they don’t get to smoke. An acquaintance passes out for hours if he does not get a smoke the moment he wakes up! Smokers’ life motto comes down to nothing but “to thrive by the smoke and die at the ash”.
**Disclaimer: The author does not criticize or discredit any of the categories and simply means to highlight some of the interests of the guys these days. Furthermore, any rhyming or lameness is purely coincidental; the author bears no responsibility for any mood kills.