We’ve all been in a situation where we have had a wonderful night out with family and friends, and then something happens at the end of the evening that takes the gloss off what was otherwise a memorable occasion.
We decided to look at some of the most common problems that occur at the end of a night out, and how you can ensure you and your social group avoids them in future.
For those of us who frequent busy and bustling bars and nightclubs, we know only too well the problems associated with trying to keep everyone together. It can be difficult finding friends after going to the toilet or buying a drink, let alone when hundreds of people are pouring out of the venue at closing time.
Ensuring mobile phones are fully charged before going out is an obvious way to keep in touch with people who may lose themselves during the evening. Another solution is to arrange to meet at a particular point either inside or outside the venue at a particular time, so that you ensure you all travel home together.
A great night with everyone relaxing and enjoying themselves can soon turn into a tense nightmare once you leave and there is barely a taxi in sight. Thankfully there are some taxi ranks that will encourage you to form an orderly queue and wait in the proper manner, but for some finding a taxi turns into a free for all.
You don’t need us to tell you that this is silly and un-necessary, so make sure you have taken action beforehand and pre-booked a cab with a local firm, so that you and your friends can make your way safely onward home without getting involved in arguments or tense situations.
I Ate What?
For a lot of people, the legacy of the night before is often discovering what they ate after leaving a club. More to the point, it is that they are then disgusted by it, whether it is chips with cheese, a kebab, or something that they worryingly haven’t a clue what it is.
There are many ways to avoid this problem. Firstly, organise to eat together as part of the evening out – dinner is a great way to catch up early if you are heading to a louder venue later on. A more drastic measure could be to just tell those with you to do whatever it takes to stop you eating the thing that will repulse you in the morning!
Take away the potential for problems at the end of a great night, and remember a brilliant occasion for what it was, rather than the awkward and uncomfortable bit at the end.