13 Things That Can Ruin A Night Out

A night out with your friends is supposed to be loads of fun, with plenty of drinking and merriment that you get to enjoy, even if you have a horrific hangover to look forward to in the morning. Unfortunately, there are some things that can happen that will ruin your good mood, way before the hangover even begins to set in. Here are some of the worst things that can happen on a night out.


Phone Running Out Of Battery

People always say that they can't understand how people survived before the invention of mobile phones. Well this is never more true than on a night out. Your phone is sometimes the only thing standing between you having a great night with your friends, and having a sh*t night by spending the entire time looking for people, before eventually giving up and having to spend a fortune on a taxi home.


Losing Your Phone/Wallet/Purse/Keys


Even worse than your phone running out of battery is actually losing the stupid thing. At least if the phone runs out of battery, all it does is ruin your night. But if you lose it, that ruins your whole week. The same goes for wallets, purses and keys, as you have to find replacements for all of the cards and keys that are probably on the floor in some random night club bathroom.


Bumping Into Your Ex

Never a good thing, but the level at which it ruins your night is entirely dependent on what terms you ended things with them. If they were relatively good terms, then you can say a polite hello before just trying to avoid them for the rest of the night. But if things ended badly, all you can hope for is that you don't end up in a shouting match about something that happened a year ago.



Spending Way Too Much Money

This might not ruin your night so much as it ruins the next morning, when you find all of the receipts in your pockets and it turns out you both a round of tequila shots. Twice. And you don't even remember having tequila, let alone doing a round of them.


Getting Stuck In A Queue Anywhere


To get in. For the toilets. For the cloak room. For food. Waiting anywhere is a pain in the ass, and the later in the night it goes the more annoying it becomes, especially if all you want to do is go home.


Rethinking Where To Go If Someone Doesn't Get In

This is more of a problem in the first couple of years of college, when every club seems to have a different age limit for different nights of the week. You try to sort I.D.s for everyone, but this inevitable doesn't work, and you have to rack your brains for another place to go, which isn't the easiest thing to do when you have consumed alcohol.



One Of Your Friends Fights With Their Other Half

There's always that one couple who fights on every night out, and despite the fact that you try to not get involved, it still puts a dampener on the mood, and ruins everyone else's night slightly.


Losing Everyone For Most Of The Night


As explained in the first point, this can happen as a result of losing your phone, but sometimes no matter how many times you text and ring people they just won't hear their phone, and you still end up being stranded at the end of the night, alternating between walking around the club looking for people and standing in the one place hoping that they are walking around looking for you.


Getting Stuck Talking To Someone

Why is it that whenever you get stuck talking to someone in a club, it's always someone you don't really know or someone you don't really like? And it ends up being quite an awkward conversation, but they never get that impression that it is, and continue to talk to you for the majority of your night.



Friend Getting Too Drunk/Kicked Out

And it's always you who ends up having to go and look after them, comforting them in McDonald's and eventually bringing them home, praying the entire way that they don't get sick in the taxi.


You Getting Too Drunk/Kicked Out


Mixed with the general feeling of sickness is also some embarrassment, shame, and even some guilt as one of your friends is now forced to return the favour and look after you. Although this guilt doesn't stop you being glad that they came to look after you.


Leaving Too Late That Your Favourite Restaurant Is Closed

I've talked previously about just how good greasy food is after a night out. So when you arrive to your favourite restaurant only to discover that it's 5am and the place closes at 4:30am, the feeling of utter devastation is hard to describe, but is similar to finding out that McDonald's has moved onto the breakfast menu. Although I know some people love when that happens, so that might be just me.


Having To Get A Taxi On Your Own

Can happen for any number of reasons, but paying for the full fare when you know that you'd only have to pay a quarter of that if you had four of your friends with you is never enjoyable.


David Sweeney
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David has the most relevant qualifications of all of the writers at CollegeTimes, having just completed 3 years of an Electrical Engineering degree in UCD.

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