Top 10 Worst Things About New Year's Eve

Well, 2021 is almost over, and I don't know how to tell you this, but New Year's Eve is as boring as you can get. If you like it, that's fine, but personally, I am not a fan.
The Top Ten
1 The crowds

Even if you're not in New York City on New Year's Eve, the number of people waiting for the new year is in the thousands.

Who waits all day (and most of the night) to watch a ball drop? I do every year, and I'm thinking, "Hooray! What now?" So, my family and I watch the ball drop in New York, and an hour later, we watch the fireworks go off on Reunion Tower. All I can think is, "Why do we do this?"

This is why I don't go out on New Year's Eve. I am terrified of crowds! I feel like I'm suffocating whenever I'm being squished by more than 20 people. I might have agoraphobia, who knows?

2 The pressure to propose to that special someone

I want to get married and have kids eventually, over the course of time, but the pressure to get the ball rolling almost makes me nervous. It's only worse on Valentine's Day.

While some news anchor covers how some random (but lucky) couple got engaged, I'm sweating bullets because I am the only person in my family who hasn't gotten far with that.

I haven't gotten this, but in general, it can feel weird when some of my school friends are engaged and I've never even had a girlfriend.

3 The wait isn't worth it

So, you're telling me that I'm supposed to wait until midnight for a ball to fall and we proclaim the new year. That's fine and all, but what am I supposed to do in the meantime?

The wait gets very boring and even socially awkward. Give us some stuff to do during the wait!

4 Those people who act like they mean "new year, new me"

According to some old stats I found, less than 10% of the people who made resolutions stuck to all of them. Less than 20% stuck to a few, but not all of them. In the meantime, we have to listen to these snobs tell us how we're filthy rags in contrast with them.

5 The night of New Year's Eve is one of the most dangerous nights of the year for travelling

I wholeheartedly agree. Even in suburban or rural areas, you still have the risk of encountering reckless individuals, often influenced by alcohol or drugs.

This happened to me once. Some individuals under the influence approached me while I was heading to a New Year's Eve party. One of them pulled out a hunting knife and attempted to stab my eyes as I tried to drive away. Fortunately, I escaped unscathed, but I arrived a bit late.

It's in moments like these that the police can be indispensable.

6 When it's all over, nothing feels different

Yeah, when you finally get to midnight, if you are like me, you're thinking, "Yay! Toast to new beginnings! Cheers!" But in the back of your mind, you're wondering one thing: "What's different now than at 11:59?"

At least Christmas gives a little aftertaste to indicate that there was actually something worth celebrating.

It's all a matter of perspective. It depends on if you choose to change, if you choose to look at things differently.

Think of it as a chance to make the next year the best year. The new year is meant to represent the start of a change that will occur throughout the year, not immediately at midnight.

7 Father time doesn't do anything

You must be wondering what Father Time has to do with New Year's Eve. Can't blame you, but in reality, Father Time is to New Year's Eve what Santa Claus is to Christmas.

But in comparison with Santa, Father Time is pretty boring. He symbolizes the end of the year (hence he is often depicted as an old man), but other than handing things over to Baby New Year, he doesn't do anything.

8 People have to wear diapers all day if they want to see the ball drop

When I was doing my research for this one, I was praying that it was just a myth, but nope, this is 100% true. Someone even admitted to it, if you search this item verbatim.

I don't know about you, dear reader, but I find this a kind of degrading reality. People wear things that they train their own kids to grow out of, just so they can welcome the new year "up close." I think I'll stick with welcoming the new year from my living room. I have too much pride.

I have to wonder what goes through the minds of those who actually choose to do this.

9 If you don't come up with New Year's resolutions, you're treated like an outcast

Don't get me wrong: I like the idea of improving myself, breaking bad habits, and starting new (and good) habits. However, considering my track record with New Year's resolutions, I don't even bother.

That doesn't mean I don't try to improve myself at other times of the year, though. I said I'd get a better social life in July, and you know what I did? I got a better social life. It doesn't need to be New Year's Eve (or New Year's Day) for resolutions.

If anybody does this, that would be very disrespectful. It's just a tradition to change now that the year is over and you get a fresh new year. It is not anything you should feel forced to do.

10 The fireworks

They can be a little dangerous, but otherwise, I don't see the issue.

The Contenders
11 You can barely move while waiting for the ball to drop
12 You're supposed to have "the time of your life"

I don't know if that's supposed to be a joke, a double entendre, or both. If anyone is going to live up to these ridiculous expectations, the people who run New Year's Eve might need to give us more things to work with than standing out in the cold in Times Square, parties, and alcohol.

I don't know what they should add to the day if anyone is to have the best night of their life, but right now, we don't have enough things to work with.

13 Standing for so long your feet start to hurt, and you can’t sit or move
14 Forget to make any New Year's Resolutions
15 Champagne and alcohol is nasty
16 Staying up until midnight isn’t exciting
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