1. Don’t be “suwapang” in an inuman session. You’ll have your own turn to drink so don’t go grabbing someone else’s shot. Remember that you’re there to share the drink and you’re not drinking alone. Give your drinking buddies a chance to gulp.
2. Don’t eat the pulutan as if you’re in an eat-all-you-can resto.
An inuman session is half-fun without the pulutan. However, that doesn’t give you a valid reason to be a glutton. Get a spoonful of pulutan once every shot. Try to control your appetite or else go to the nearby carinderia. lols. Don’t wait for your deed get into their nerves and yell, “Wag mong gawing kanin ang pulutan” at you.
3. Don’t drink too slowly. Your thirsty drinking buddies are waiting on queue. Don’t keep on holding your shot for a long time. Keeping a good conversation is good but you should know when to stop yakking and drink your shot.
4. Drinking treats are fine but know when to chip in. If you have a few bucks in your wallet, spend some. It won’t hurt to spend when you’re having fun. Bring out the “galante” in you and give something back. It’s a sort of give and take.lols.
5. Try to control your “amats”. In other words, “ilagay mo sa tiyan at wag sa ulo”. Other people talk too much nonsense and act insensitively when they’re drunk. Don’t get nasty and talk about things which don’t interest your drinking buddies at all. Be a good listener and try to remain sober.
6. Inform your drinking buddies if you’re going home. Though it’s better to stay until the inuman session ends, it would help if you just go home when you know it’s the righ time. But you must inform the dudes where you’re going. It would give them peace of mind somehow. Don’t leave them guessing.
7. Set aside your pamasahe. Don’t go overspending, dude. If you have your full-tank wheels, then there’s no need to worry. If you’d still have to travel a few miles, then save something if you don’t want to be in serious trouble. It would be such a hassle to go walking when your head seems spinning and you can’t even walk through a straight path.
8. Don’t sleep in front of your drinking buddies. Like you, they’re also drunk. And drunk people can never be trusted. They’ll play you around and do silly things. They might make you a human canvass and paint everything they want on you. The worst is that they might pull your pants and brief down and take a pic of your naked body, which I’m sure you won’t like.
9. Make sure you enter the right door when you go home. Drunk people sometimes have a poor sense of direction. You might mistake your unit to your neighbor’s who’s a girl-next-door type that you fancy for a long time. Good thing if she favors the intrusion. If not, you’re more likely to wake up in prison the next day.
10. Don’t puke (don’t think of something else, please) on the dude beside you. It’s too gross to puke on someone. As much as possible, go out and rush to the nearest comfort room. You’re lucky if the victim is Mr. Patience who’s willing to accept your apologies.
11. Drink moderately and know when to say “ayoko na”. It’s pretty hard for drinkers to say that they can’t drink anymore. You know pretty well your drinking abilities. Thus, you should decide for yourself if you can still swallow your shot or not. Don’t fake your sobriety ’cause you’ll end up crawling on the ground. If you feel you’ll fall at any moment, sit still and avoid unnecessary movements. Don’t even dare to dive into a pool without your buddies around.
12. Keep your personal stuffs safe.
Believe me when I say that drunk dudes become inattentive of their personal things. They seem numb and don’t pay attention to their possessions. You can never blame your buddies if you lose them. And you’d surely be in drinking hiatus to save and buy those things again.
Pano ba yan? INUMAN NA!