Planned your New Years Eve yet? Well here’s a few places you shouldn’t be spending this celebratory time of year. And if you plan on spending your time at any of these places, think again and change your plans now!
1. Stuck In An Elevator
Three, two, one and you’re stuck in an elevator with complete strangers, while just a few feet away your friends are oblivious to the fact that you are living your worst nightmare. And to make matters worst, you’re claustrophobic.
2. At Work
Whether you behind a bar or a desk, nothing is worse than having to spend New Years Eve at work. But I guess someone has to run the clubs and parties that we all attend, and imagine if doctors, nurses and police officers had the night off – The Purge!
3. Times Square
Everyone and their mother heads to Times Square to watch the annual ball drop with Ryan Seacrest. The streets are packed, you can’t see anything and you’ll probably wait a good hour just to get something to eat or to use the toilet. Waiting in line is meant for festivals not for the streets of New York City.
Forget sex, drugs and rock and roll. If you’re sitting in rehab, having a party is definitely not an option. You’ll probably be in watching the OWN Network (because anything Oprah does will make you get off drugs) just like any other night.
5. In An Airplane
Try and jump up and scream happy new year in an airplane and you’ll probably be arrested as soon as you land. You probably won’t even know when the clock strikes 12 as you’ll between time zones.
6. Watching Your Crush Kiss Somebody Else
You want to kiss him, but he wants to kiss her (or him – you never know). And when midnight comes around you’ll be awkwardly watching the guy you like pull another girl close and lay a fat kiss on her.
7. On The Toilet
We can’t control these things, and when nature calls we need to go, even if it’s 30 seconds before January 1. Your problem will only get worse if you’re at a nightclub or party as you’ll hear the countdown while you try to finish up.
8. On Facebook
Because it isn’t real life until it’s up on Facebook. If you choose to spend your New Years Eve living life through other people’s Facebook photos, status updates and comments, then you need to get some more friends in real life.
You’ll probably only get to your desired destination five minutes before midnight because you’ve been stuck in a taxi for the past 45 minutes trying to get a few blocks away. It’s stinky, hot and miserable, and best to be avoided.
10. Sick In Bed
Whether it’s a cold or flu, being stuck in bed feeling horrid is not the best way to start the new year. I guess you could cuddle up with a bowl of chicken soup and watch the ball drop from Times Square on television.
11. In Traffic
Buckle up and enjoy the traffic in the city. Before you know it, the radio will be doing the countdown and you’ll be wishing the person in the car next to you a happy new year before anybody you actually know.
12. At A Wedding
Personally I find a wedding on New Year’s Eve a bit rude. Everyone wants to get drunk and have a party. Let’s be honest, you can’t get completely rachet at a wedding especially if you don’t know anyone else there.
13. In A One Horse Town
If you have the unfortunate situation being stuck in a place like Riversondend or Turnpike then, for your sake, let’s hope that the only bar will be open, playing some decent music (not only 80s music) and you don’t get harassed by the locals. Good luck!
14. At A Casino
Because losing money is never fun. Just stay away from the poker tables and slot machines and head to a party or something where your risk of spending is at a minimum.
If you don’t want to be hit by a sofa or fridge falling out of a five storey apartment (or be stabbed or shot) then don’t go to Hillbrow on New Years Eve. This suburb in the heart Johannesburg, is known for its annual furniture drop. It’s the strangest thing.