While out having a ridiculously good time this past Saturday night at a local watering hole, I was more than a little surprised by the DJ’s announcement. Several times, while queuing up the next karaoke star’s music, the girl at the sound board announced to the bar that whatever you do, do not leave your car in the parking lot overnight. Dire warnings of large towing fees and such followed.
While she didn’t state it quite so bluntly, the message seemed to be, we don’t care how wasted you are (and some of the patrons were clearly over that line), drive your damn car home. This seemed in rather stark contrast to other places I’ve been where they are promoting getting a cab or catching a ride with your friend who was not doing shots of Jagermeister all night. I’m not a lawyer, so I don’t really know for sure, but it seems there might even be some potential liability for the bar because they basically encouraged everyone to drive.
Either way, next time I’m making it a point to leave there well before closing time when the lot clears out.