Last night was another interesting night to say the least. It started with a roommate spilling a drink on his pants and getting accused of pissing himself at the bar. And ended up with 6 people riding home in a mustang, which involved one person riding in the trunk (not me!). So this morning when I woke up, it got me thinking. What are the pro’s and con’s to going out on the weekdays versus the weekends?
Here is what I managed to come up with.
5 Reasons You SHOULD Go Out on Weekdays:
1. Drinks Are Dirt Cheap
Last night at The Vine, in Tempe, it was a $5 cover and 1 dollar u-call its. That is a deal that is hard to pass up. Besides, you will never find a deal like that on Fridays and Saturdays. So it is a great way to get out and meet people for those on a super tight budget.
2. The Crowds Are usually Different
The nice thing about going to different bars on the weekdays is that you usually see new people that are not there on the weekends. So it is a great way to go to the same bars but see a new crowd. It is also nice to go to bars you hardly visit since most places have certain specials on different days of the week.
3. Being Hungover At Work Isn’t So Bad
Some people might disagree with this, depending on your job, but I have no problems getting up at 7 and heading to work after partying. I would rather spend my miserable mornings sitting at work on company time versus wasting away my precious Saturday and Sunday mornings. If I really have a rough night, I could always throw the Bathroom Stall Hammock in the briefcase and grab a quick nap.
4. It Gives You Something To Blog About
I must admit, I have been through some crazy times over the last few months, and many of them have to do with going out and having fun on weekdays. It gives me some interesting topics to right about. For example, had I never gone out on a random Tuesday, I never would of sat at work all day on Wednesday trying to think of ways to sleep in a bathroom stall. Little did I know, it would eventually lead to my invention of the Bathroom Stall Hammock, as well as a few other things.
5. Great For Networking
I always seem to meet more interesting people on weekdays, probably because there are more business minded people out having a few drinks. It seems like the people out on Friday and Saturday are out for one reason, to get wasted (I’ll admit I am usually one of them). Lately I have been handing out a lot of business cards with my website on them and it has been helping a lot. You never know who might come check out the website and enjoy it.
5 Reasons you SHOULDN’T Go Out on Weekdays:
1. Drinks Are Dirt Cheap
Notice some similarity to the first reason above? Yeah, cheap drinks are great when you are on a low budget, but just about any poor kid can scrape up $20 to go to the bar. This means your spending $5 to get in the door, and another $10 to $15 on drinks. Anyone knows drinking 10 u-call its will put anyone down. And this can lead to some interesting stories, both good and bad…
2. Those Rough Mornings
I am usually angry when I hear my alarm clock go off on any typical day, but when I am hungover, it is far, far worse. This morning my motivation to go to work was about as high as a kids going to get his/her wisdom teeth pulled. Sleep was the only thing on my mind, but I guess that will have to wait until this afternoon. I have some Entrecards I need to drop first.
3. Those “You Look Ill’s” You Receive The Next Day
Countless times, I always so up for work on time after partying the night before, but for some reason, people always notice something different about you. It usually leads to coworkers saying “You Look Ill” all day, but all I am thinking is “No I am Not! I’m just hungover so leave me alone.” It gets old after you hear it a few too many times, unless you take your manager’s advice and take the day off early. Ahhh. those are the good ol’ days.
4. Getting Into A Rhythm Of Doing It All The Time
Another downside to going out on weekdays is that you eventually fall into a rythm of going out everynight. It seems like the more you do it, the easier it gets. I remember back in January when my friend came home from Iraq, we went out like 6 nights in a row. By the 4th night, I was waking up BEFORE my alarm went off every morning ready to go to work. This is something I still cannot do if I do not go out the night before.
5. There Is No 5th Reason
As far as I can tell, there are only 4 reasons why you shouldn’t go out on weekdays. So that leads me to believe that going out is the better choice. Hmm, something tells me that isn’t right, otherwise they would of taught this in class back in college.
Well there you have it, the best reasons I could come up with. So the next time someone invites you out on weekday, come read this and it should help you make up your mind. But please, do not take my word for it, I will not be responsible for anything that happens to you, unless it is good.
PS. I am not an alcoholic, just a man that enjoys drinking a few beers with random people from around the world
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