June 2, 2011

Being 21 Sucks

I just turned 21 two weeks ago. It's been fun, but it's been hell. Raging out every night has it's price. Here are my reasons for hating the golden age for future alcoholics:


An accurate representation of my time being 21 years of age.

1) All the minors want you to buy for them. I live with two underagers, and the amount of money I've lost from being given an incorrect amount of money, or the complicated process of sorting out money, is staggering. Plus, you get sick of making multiple runs to your local store to pick up shit.

2) IT IS SO FUCKING EXPENSIVE. I went out for the first time to downtown Columbus and checked out the bars there with a party bus of friends. I blew through $70 so fast. This included buying some drinks for a few kids (it was 18+) while they paid me back in cash, and my wallet was STILL empty. Good god. I've never blown through so much money so quick.

3) It gets messy. After your third day of slamming a 12-pack of Dos Equis, the bottles tend to add up a little bit. My house was a disaster, and our beer garden we had growing in our front yard actually got us in trouble. Clean yo shit.


I don't always drink beer, but when I do, I clean up after myself.

4) It's painful. The night of my 21st, I remember 45 minutes into my night, then woke up on a couch at 9a with soaking wet pants. (see: waterfall) The next day we raged out and I woke up with the worst hangover I've had in a while. I've forgotten what sobriety is nowadays, and the awful headache that accompanies that feeling doesn't help.

For all you underagers out there awaiting that glorious day, respect the people buying you your alcohol, because we do a lot to make sure that YOU are our bad decision of the night.

20 comments:

  1. Drinking age is 19 here in Ontario so I went through this a bit. Not to the same extent though. Not really a fan of bars and stuff, might just be because the bars here are pretty shitty.

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  2. Yeah, the underagers are so unappreciative. Drinking a alot stopped being cool after about a month into being 21.

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  3. Yeah drinking at bars/clubs is ridiculous, but it's still very fun.

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  4. Happy 21st!

    Here is a great tip that I live by when I go out with the friends.

    ALWAYS buy the first pitcher of beer or the first round of shots. Once everyone gets drinking they always forget who bought what last, but they never forget the guy who bought the first round. This is a great way to save money and enjoy drinking on other peoples dime.

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  5. I don't even remember being 21. I know I ended up having more people over at my apartment then going to bars, bars a stupidly expensive, a drink can cost as much as a 6-pack at Giant? Heck no.

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  6. I feel great in the knowledge that I am not interested nor willing to drink alcohol despite my age. XD

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  7. congrats, maybe you should stop being so nice

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  8. Start charging the underagers, make money instead of lose it.

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  9. oh well where are the times when i was 21 :) happy-bday anyway even if i am little late

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  10. That looks like one of these spiritual ghostly things lol.

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  11. this sounds horrible. I've never been able to drink that much, even when I did turn 21, never really got into it.

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  12. I turned 21 last year and actually had my first drink last week. Tastes disgusting :(

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  13. Drink age is 18 where I am, I don't drink much, I'd rather spend on other stuff.

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  14. word. I don't drink but sometimes accompany friends to bars and watch them burn through cash at a wicked rate. I always lol.

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  15. You don't HAVE to go out and get drunk every night.

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  16. moby, i'm going to keep that tip in mind for when i turn 21 hahaha

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