Wax Posted May 23, 2016 Share Posted May 23, 2016 So about a week ago I received a Facebook invite from one of my pals who I haven't spoken to in a few months, inviting me along to his 18th birthday party. It's somewhat of a rite of passage in the UK as it is the legal drinking age - so naturally a large proportion of people will go out and get batshit drunk. His 18th was a houseparty though, and alcohol was available, but the dude had some of his family members over alongside his college pals, but it wasn't a problem or anything. It was also the first time I would ever be attending a houseparty, let alone being drunk, having only turned 18 about 4 months ago. His mother was there too, mostly just to oversee things, make sure we didn't break anything and even had a few drinks herself. The evening starts out well enough. I meet up with my best pal, go down the shops and buy some alcohol and a bottle of Vodka as a present for the birthday boy. After arriving, I had a beer or two, chatted with an old school friend and caught up. My first annoyance of the evening came from when a somewhat 'edgy' bunch of his friends, one of whom was extremely drunk already, came into where we were stood and demanded that the birthday boy who I was talking to at the time did vodka shots. Birthday boy asks them if they have vodka, they say no because surprise - they're underage and couldn't have brought their own. He tries to say 'no, I don't want to do it', because it's only half past 8 in the evening, but they don't have any of it. So they spot the bottle of vodka I'd given him and demand that we use that. It was only a small bottle, and I'd given him other presents, but it was my gift to him, and it was about to be wasted on people I didn't even know. I suck it in and say 'birthday boy, it's your vodka so do what you like with it.' The true annoyance however, comes from the fact that the whole bottle was used up because that many people wanted shots, and that kind of pissed me off as well because it meant birthday boy didn't even have a drop left. Anyway, the night goes on - I start switching from beer to things like vodka and coke and I get noticeably drunk. I pace myself pretty well so despite being drunk I didn't get paralytic or anything. I get into the swing of the party pretty well and everyone else starts getting pretty drunk too so we're all having a good time, and it carries on like that throughout the evening. Hooray! I can put the whole vodka thing behind me and focus on having a good time. I went out into the garden to find a garden furniture set had been smashed up completely, and the guy who was responsible for it seemed to have made a hasty exit as he nearly had a full on fight with someone else who went, which was pretty bad in itself because it seemed to have pissed birthday boy's mother off completely. Towards the end of the evening I'm sat in the living room waiting for my ride home and someone's sister bursts into the room demanding to know where 'Josh' is (my name) so I speak up and say 'yeah that's me.' Turns out she was after a different Josh - one who'd taken one of my college pals into a backroom and forced himself onto her earlier that evening. I look outside the living room to find her in pieces over what's happened and being consoled by three different people, and I don't know her that well so I don't say anything. I only really find out what happened the morning after as well, and as such ruining my memories because one of the people I was chatting to and thought was pretty nice forced himself onto one of my friends. It was also made even worse by a lot of the male attendees asking 'are you sure she's telling the truth?' and even one of them saying 'well that's the society we live in now, she'll need to get used to it.' I guess the purpose of this rant is just: 'why can't we all just fucking chill?' It's a dude's 18th birthday, we should be there for him and partying and having a good time, which me and my pals were doing until people just ruined it. Why do people suck? Why do people ruin things? 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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