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Friday, 30 December 2011 08:09

Bingo Games For the New Year Grinch

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Is there a New Year equivalent to the Grinch?

My friends are all excitedly making plans for the New Year, but not me. Oh no. I am a disbeliever, a cynic, a party pooper. I am, in short, the Grinch of New Year’s Eve.

New Year’s Eve is always supposed to be this fantastic celebration of change and letting go, with people cheering in the New Year like I welcome online bingo bonus offers landing in my account. People attribute such a degree of significance to it. The parties are ridiculously big. The alcohol flows freely, the frocks come out – and yet, as the clock ticks over to midnight, I feel a distinct sense of disappointment as I realise that my overriding emotion for the night is... nothing.

Nothing except a sharp pinching sensation in my left toe, that is.

I don’t know why people always make such a huge deal out of getting dressed up and going out on New Year’s Eve. It’s freezing, it’s often raining and the alcohol blanket you need to don is likely to ensure that you spend your first day of the New Year regretting your existence. And yet, although I’d much rather stay in and play some bingo online, I find myself year after year participating in this pointless ritual for the satisfaction of my buddies who tell me that staying at home and playing bingo games on the night before the New Year would be a terrible thing to do.

I don’t quite know why. I don’t see the people who prefer watching a DVD with a bottle of wine being lambasted over their preference; why would wanting to play bingo online be any different? At the very least I’m one less person jostling for pole position to see the fireworks, so it really should count as an act of public service.

This year I intend to take a stand; I intend to save my toes, not catch pneumonia, leave my buddies to it and sit at home with my bingo games. Come on, who’s with me?