What is happening to the world?
It was my younger brother's stag do last night, so along with 13 other blokes, we spent the afternoon karting - which I have to say, I was worse than useless at! Then back to my brother's house to get changed, then piled on a minibus to take us to Birmingham for the night. We were having quite a good laugh, the driver was a decent bloke, quite happy for us to have a beer on the way, which we obligingly did
Into Frankie and Benny's for a meal, and that's when I started to realise that the 5 year age gap between me and the rest of the group was glaringly obvious. Fair enough, 13 blokes on one table with beer flowing and empty stomachs, we were a bit rowdy, but then one of the lads decided it would be a really funny thing to have a drinking contest.....with the vinegar bottle That was shortly followed by another guy chomping his way through the pepper out of the pepper pot and another eating all the sauces out of the condiment pots
It was like being stuck in an episode of Jackass
So we finished the meal, and wandered down broad street, me feeling more embarrassed and the others getting worse behaved as we went. You know how sometimes you see a gang of lads out on the beer, and you shake your head to yourself and think 'what a bunch of ******s'? We were that group
By about 10pm they were having such fun that they decided to lay down on a pedestrian crossing in front of all the traffic ...and about 2 dozen police, who were suprisingly unimpressed.
Finally we made it into Reflex, where instead of just getting stuck into the booze and having fun, they pushed it even further, grabbing women left, right and centre, groping girls on the dance floor, and i think one lad even stood behind a girl at the bar, undid her bra and reached round for a feel! Having decided early on that this was NOT my idea of a good time, I wasn't suprised to see that most of the other people in the bar were seriously annoyed, not least the boyfriends and husbands of the women these idiots were harrassing.
The only consolation was that at 2am when the minibus turned up to take us back again, only 5 of us made it on leaving the rest to their own devices. They rolled back in this morning about 10am, having shelled out an extra £80 for a taxi, and having spent several hundred pounds between them in Spearmint Rhino.
Is it just me getting old, or am I missing something? When I went on my stag night, we went for a curry, then around manchester, ending up in Teasers, but as far as I know, nobody that night decided to try and eat their way through a jar of mango chutney, or go to sleep on Deansgate. We just got drunker and drunker, then at the end of the night we went home and slept it off.
The strange thing is, these guys are all intelligent blokes, all university graduates aged around 25, with very respectable jobs around the country. What made them turn into animals I have no idea.
So, if anyone was out in brum last night, and saw us, I can only apologise.