The first glass of sake tastes extremely good going down. The second one is an excellent dessert. We are feeling good and our problems are disappearing or at least going away for the time being. Then it’s another, and another, and another, and before long we are out of sake. We find a soft bed to fall in and fall asleep. Many hours later we wake up and our head feels like it is being pounded by a hammer. Oh yes, and our problems are back in town and knocking on the front door. Trying to escape is pointless.