Five Reasons Why I Hate New Year’s Eve
New Year's Eve is a favorite holiday for most, but I'm just not in that club. Here are five reasons why I can't get on board with New Year's Eve.
1. Restaurants. For some reason, most restaurants create a "special" New Year's Eve menu, which means that instead of offering their full menu, they limit you to four or five choices. Sometimes, for an added inflated price, dinner and dancing are combined with added party favors. Insert New Year's Eve horn sound effect here. I'm not impressed.
2. Plans that are let-downs. New Year's Eve parties are too hyped up. I've never been to a New Year's Eve party that has lived up to its billing. You'd never know it by looking around on Facebook tonight, though. It's going to look like everyone's having the time of their lives. They're not.
3. When people wish you "Happy New Year's." Don't get me wrong, I don't hate the PERSON (there are people I love who say this), I hate the misuse of the phrase "Happy New Year."
4. It's almost always too cold out to celebrate. If I were to make a list, Times Square in New York just might sit on the very top of the list of the last place in the world I'd want to be on New Year's Eve.
5. When the clock strikes midnight, I get an awkward feeling. I never know what to do. Do you hug people? Kiss them? I always have a pang of regret in my stomach. Was 2018 all that it could have been? Why am I not having more fun at this party?