With mass events looming such as Christmas parties and family gatherings, end of year birthdays and New Years Eve celebrations, there are going to be a few of you that get left with the disappointed friend favour of being designated driver. Unfortunately, everyone has to do it once in a while and whether it means having a couple of drinks or none at all for all you P platers, there are some benefits of being designated driver. When I say some I mean very few.
Being designated driver isn’t always the best fun, especially if your friends are getting totally hammered and you have to look after them or stop them from calling their exes. But the drive home can be worse. These are the 5 worst things that I found about being designated driver and I’m always keen to return the favour.
I’m not usually one to offer myself up as the ‘deso’ driver. But after realising I was rostered on at work for 9am Sunday morning, and subsequently mentally drafting up a pros and cons list of whether it was even worth going out or not, like any respectable Uni student I got bored of using my brain and reluctantly decided to get my responsibility on.
Unless you are all cool to drink, and not all too stingy to pitch into a cab fare, there will always be a designated driver for the night. A lot of us have done it–either reluctantly or with no hesitations–and it comes with a stereotype along the lines of: