drunkenness leads to fights

Philippines
March 24, 2013 12:41am CST
i was awakened in the middle of the night last night. i thought there was a fire or some accident. when i looked out he window, i saw our neighbors having an argument. they were physically beating each other up until some people tried to stop them. when everything calmed down, i understood that the reason for their fight was really shallow. it was actually a small misunderstanding it's not worth mentioning here. it's just that they were heavily drunk. poor people. i pity them.
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9 responses
@mariaperalta (19096)
• Mexico
24 Mar 13
Same thing happens all the time here in Mexico. Mexicans drink way to much, and almost always get into fights.
• Philippines
29 Mar 13
do you think it was an influence by the spaniards? like mexico, were colonized by the spaniards for 333 years. i have no intention to offend any spanish citizens here.
• Mexico
29 Mar 13
Not sure, but its sure bad here in mexico.
• Philippines
7 Apr 13
you know what, it happened again last night at about 2 am. they were fighting over something. i didn't even bother to get up of my bed because i know it's just one of those days. i think they even called the police. and now, they're drinking again.
@SIMPLYD (78759)
• Philippines
25 Mar 13
A barracks of men in front of us were shouting invectives at us, one day. They were drunk and saw that one of them was really so angry at us, because we previously requested that when they mix cement it shouldn't be on the path where us and other neighbors passes by. Thus, i called the police and they did come very quickly, in one patrol car complete with armalites. So, my mother-in-law and i went out to pinpoint to the police who were those. The two men denied but my mother-in-law confirmed that it was they indeed. Thus, they were warned and berated and after that there was silence in the compound. It's infuriating how some men would drink and make noise and fights. They ought to sleep in jail.
• Philippines
5 Apr 13
well, i don't know them but i would say they are cowards for not saying it to your face.
@SIMPLYD (78759)
• Philippines
5 Apr 13
Yes they are cowards, and traitors!
• Philippines
6 Apr 13
nothing more, nothing less. shame on them.
@Bluedoll (17071)
• Canada
30 Mar 13
People drink for different reasons. Some I notice will react with sullen depression while others get enraged. Suppose it depends on what is happening in their life. This story just goes to show us that we should not try to resolve anything with a drunken person. Even trying to reason with is silly. It is hard to stop people from fighting if they are bent on doing so. Distraction is maybe best or just stay away from it all together?
• Philippines
5 Apr 13
i agree with everything you said. i remember when our neighbor confronted our family one night. he's drunk and he complains about what heard that morning. actually, he thought we were talking about him when it was actually another person. it was a small misunderstanding. there was such a commotion. words were exchanged though no physical contact happened. if only he asked when he was drunk, he would understand that there really was not problem at all.
@doroffee (4230)
• Hungary
25 Mar 13
Oh. We have had shady and scandalous neighbors like that (luckily they moved away from here). It was a "wonderful" feeling at like 8 years old that I can't sleep on a Sunday niht, because I hear drunken shouting from underneath my window (I live in a 4-storey apartment building, and my window faces the street). These kind of people get really drunk, because they either don't know their limits, but mostly because they are uneducated, and their only satisfaction or activity is to get drunk... and then they would shout over the pettiest things ever. "If you do any harm to the TV, I am going to murder you!"... like this. I'm just glad that I'm not like these people. They just miss such nice things of life, really.
• Philippines
30 Mar 13
yes, i guess we're still lucky because we are not as foolish as them. getting drunk just complicate a lot of simple things.
@Angelpink (4023)
• Philippines
24 Mar 13
Nothing really that good comes out from an intoxication of liquors but all bad things .Good sense and shame will be gone , as if you are the only correct person in this world , you never listen to others , that is why conflict took place always. I haven't drunk for life because i don't drink any liquors only coke. I don't know why some people are happy and loved to drink , when it is costly and can be a source of a conflict.
• Philippines
30 Mar 13
that's what i'm really afraid that's why i don't drink. i don't really know what i would say or do when i get drunk. i really hate scandals.
@Dominique25 (9476)
• United States
24 Mar 13
Yes I agree. So many people fight when they are drunk. It is sad that many people aren't able to control their drinking. Some people should not drink at all. It is sad that they do these things. People do get hurt because of others drinking.
• Philippines
30 Mar 13
even the innocent people who are just sleeping or resting are disturbed and when there are serious brawls, they will also be hurt.
• Philippines
24 Mar 13
Almost every reason that caused drunk people to fight is not worth mentioning. Drunks often times tell the truth, and most of the time, the truth hurts. Even the smallest truths hurt, like being fat, ugly, small, tall, etc. You can't blame the drunk person for speaking up, and that thought is really irritating so that's why they lead to fighting it out, since when you're drunk you won't have inhibitions in you anymore.
• Philippines
29 Mar 13
my point is, if they have problems with other people, can't they tell it face to face when they are in their right state of mind?
• India
24 Mar 13
drunkenness always lead to such kind of things. So that only i use to hate drinking and drunken people. They use to fight for no reason....
• Philippines
29 Mar 13
yes, i definitely agree with you. even the past problems that have already been solved and settled will be opened up again and discussions will start.
@lelin1123 (15645)
• Puerto Rico
24 Mar 13
It must have been a bit scary at first to be awaken like that. Drinking effects people differently. Most men love to fight when they get drunk. I will never understand that. My dad was the same way when he was younger. Sometimes he would want to fight other times he was a happy drunk. Depending I guess on what he was drinking. I don't understand why people feel the need to get drunk. Why can't a couple of drinks be enough. This would have gotten me upset because once I'm awaken by something it is hard for me to go back to sleep.
• Philippines
24 Mar 13
they say liquor gives the drinker courage that's why maybe they really want to figh when they're drunk. i just think it's total cowardice.