Monday, October 31, 2005

Old Age Approacheth

This weekend we switched our clocks back. I generally don't like this, if for no other reason than because it makes me leave my office when it's insanely dark out.

I had told a friend to call me when he went out on Saturday, and maybe I'd join up with them. It was Halloween weekend, after all, and though I hadn't made specific plans, I wouldn't have minded going out.

I won't say I waited for him to call, per se, but I was dressed (though not in costume) and ready to go most of the night.

He called at 1:20 a.m.: "I told you I'd call when we finally headed out and hit the bars, so here I am, calling you!"

"Uh, it's 1:20 in the morning...."

"Well, yeah, but it's effectively only 12:20!"

"Uh... it's late is what it is."

"Ah... well I said I'd call so I wanted to make sure I did. Sounds like you're in for the night...."

"Yeah, I think I'm in."

Thing is, even on nights when we don't turn our clocks back, I think 12:30 a.m. is pretty damn late to START a night out. Even on a weekend.

I am so old.

9 comments:

purpletwinkie said...

Not old :)

duane said...

You are definitely not old... any time AFTER 11 is pretty much too late to START a night out... And at 11, you should at least be en route.

p.p. said...

I'd have to agree that after 12:00am is too late to start out the evening...

Steve said...

I'm usually ready to call it a night around the time you got the call. Welcome to the club. Sucks, don't it?

ejtakeslife said...

Can't vouch on the old or not debate, but I agree about the darkness upon leaving the office. It sucks, no two ways about it!

Matthew said...

No offense, Dennis, but that sounds like one of those 'false calls.' You know the kind...

subtext: "I wasn't really looking to have you come with us, yet I promised I'd call, so I'm going to call so late that I know you won't want to come out, yet I'll pretend to be oblivious to this during the conversation."

A shade shady.

Sub Girl said...

yeah that's too late for me as well!

Kiddo78 said...

I agree with Matthew in the "shady" department. I'd be pissed at that friend. But then gay men can be a little dramatic, so why should I be any different. 12:20 is kinda late...unless you plan on doing shots and have a little after-bar...

Dennis! said...

Matt & Kiddo: I thought about that, but I don't think that's what happened. First, I don't think my friend had any reason to believe that I was sitting around waiting for him before heading out -- he may very well have believed I was already out somewhere and could have met up with him. Second, he had probably been drinking all that night anyway, so he was probably not-too-sober when he called, which leads me to believe his motives were less "let's just call because I said I would" than "oh, maybe he can join us!"