It rained though, which I found rather amusing in a curmudgeonly way. I was doing a 21st birthday party charter and all the girls were wearing as little as possible, so they got cold. I picked them up at 10.30 and they were already half cut.
Things only got worse from there as I did my level best to prevent them buying and drinking whole bottles and flagons of wine. They didn’t give a damn if I lost my bus licence and was fined $6000. They also didn’t care if the venues were fined because they drank outside the licenced area. There were a lot of cops around today, it being the Spring Festival, and there were probably more undercover.
I spent my entire time grabbing bottles of alcohol and confiscating them. I didn’t pour them out but I did take them away, labelled them with the owner’s names and gave them back at the end of the day. I listened to really loud music, held heads, brought water and generally felt my age.
I’ve decided: no more charter tours for under 25 year olds. Not for me. I am too old and grouchy and I don’t want to play a mother figure. These kids are just so damn stupid and they all have the avowed intention to get as drunk as possible, as soon as possible. I am over it.