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 amount of people waiting for the new year are 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, and all I can think is "Why do we do this?"

This is why I don't go out on New Years 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?

The crowd would drive me nuts if I was in new york city on new years eve

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, and less than 20% stuck to a few, but not all of them, and in the mean time, 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

This is because people are hitting up the bars, and increasing the amount of drunk drivers out there, as a pose to a bunch of people armed with knives and machine guns. These people are mostly getting drunk celebrating the coming of the new year. ver 460 auto-accident fatalities occurred in 2009 and 40 percent of those were attributed to alcohol.

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 like 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's, 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's 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 as a kind of degrading reality. People wearing 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 winder what goes through the minds of those who actually choose to do this.

That is kinda dumb I wouldn't want to wear a diaper to see the ball drop

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, but considering my track record with New Year's resolutions, I don't even bother. Doesn't mean that I don't try to improve myself in other times of the year, though. I said I'd get a better social life in July, and you know what I did? Get 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

At places like New York City, where they drop the ball, you're held in a pen with countless people & you (along with all the others) can't even move more than an inch or 2 without bumping into others & many people can find that annoying. It's said to be a nightmare for claustrophobes (much worse than being inside a room, bus, train or plane with a bunch of strangers) & our bodies were meant to move from place to place more than that each day. It's unhealthy to stay in 1 spot for too long (never mind a normal sleep every night), yet when you & the others are dancing to the music before the countdown begins, you would expect to bump into other people's bodies, which not everybody likes. Not to mention that sometimes it's so cold that not even their body heat could save you from freezing (let alone heavy-duty jackets & coats) & if you're the 1st to attend, you'll be there for nearly a whole day on Earth. It makes traditional Black Friday shopping in the old days as well as waiting in ...more

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, but if anyone is gonna 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.

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