I’m currently failing in trying to tempt mates to go out later tonight. The most popular excuse with one set of mates seems to be Christmas, what a shit excuse. Its no good for me: an unattached male, with no kids, pets or mortgage to pay.
With my other set of mates, my housemate is having some people round to ours tonight. However considering they all smoke and do gear, the idea of sitting in a smoke filled room with everyones eyes following the mirror around the room is not my idea of a good night. Not to mention the constant talking of shite. I don’t mind if they actually go out, you know to mingle with other people.
In my head, the normal thing would be to go to the pub first, have a few pints and then head back to ours later on and do whatever. But nooooooooo that’s too much trouble….because they can’t smoke or do gear, so they prefer to sit in nowadays, especially since the smoking ban. I think going out to someones house, unless it’s a big party, defeats the whole object of ‘going out’ to some extent. My idea of going out is going out around town – not sitting on someones couch staring at the same four walls and a mirror.
So, 9 times out of 10 I’ll opt out of the smoke filled room, and in doing so, probably come across as an unsociable freak. Which is when I try and persuade the married brigade to unlock their ball and chain and venture out. As I’m finding today (yet again), my persuasion skills fail spectacularly. It’s too early to say bar humbug to people isn’t it? Boooooo! I’ve been saying this to myself for ages, but I need new mates!