This week is a pretty good week to be Sri Lankan: Two holidays in the same week!! During these holidays, people choose to relax. For all you adults out there, this usually involves going to a friend’s place for a glass of alcohol (sometimes more!). Here are 3 steps to ensure that you have fun, and still get home safe and sound.
If you are throwing a party
Offer non-alcoholic beverages: The best hosts never push their guests to drink. Be a good host and offer non-alcoholic beverages: juice, water, soft drinks. Chances are some of your guests may not seek to over indulge.
Have some food: A well filled stomach slows the rate of alcohol absorption. Make it a point to serve many appetizers (everybody loves chinese rolls) or even a good meal, if your budget allows it.
Keep an eye on your friends: The funny thing about alcohol is, you know when somebody has had too much. If your guests show any signs of being overly tipsy, ensure that you arrange a cab or pair them up with a sober friend. Hiding their keys is a good option if they are a really close friend. After all, you wouldn’t want your friend to get hurt… do you?
If you are going out to drink
Be responsible: You are a consenting adult and should know your limits. By all means, have fun. However, the last thing you want to do is to be that person who drinks too much and is the embarrassment of the party or worse, get involved in a nasty accident.
Choose a designated driver: If you are going out with some friends, decide who will be dropping you off, and ensure your driver doesn’t drink any alcoholic beverages.
Call a cab: If nobody in your group is sober, take another way home. The cab may get delayed on popular holidays, but its better getting home late by 30mins than not getting there at all. Make it a point to have enough money to call a cab/tuk when you are going drinking. It gives you and your loved ones peace of mind knowing that you will be back home alive.
Disclaimer: The views shared in this blog are based on the macro economic conditions & industry status quo as per the time of publishing.