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Not even if they dropped me in by helicopter

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Would I do New Year’s Eve in New York City, standing there for hours to watch a ball drop. 

 

My claustrophobia and fight or flight instincts kick in just looking at the sea of humanity all crushed together. No way to get out. 

 

I’ll sit here in my recliner wearing my “go no further than the mailbox in them” leggings and bunny slippers. With plenty of space around me. 


Why is it, when I have a 50/50 guess at something, I'm always 100% wrong?
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Re: Not even if they dropped me in by helicopter

@gidgetgh what you said!

 

I'll add to that what DH says... "What happens if you're in that crowd and you suddenly urgently need to go to the restroom?" 

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Re: Not even if they dropped me in by helicopter

@gidgetgh, I will be joining you. No way would I stand there all day with those crowds.  I prefer to be in my own home, can watch it on tv if I am still awake, and have food and a clean bathroom.  My needs are few.

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Re: Not even if they dropped me in by helicopter

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@Texasmouse wrote:

@gidgetgh what you said!

 

I'll add to that what DH says... "What happens if you're in that crowd and you suddenly urgently need to go to the restroom?" 


 

 

"Depends"

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Re: Not even if they dropped me in by helicopter

On my bucket list. I am so there!
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Re: Not even if they dropped me in by helicopter

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Re: Not even if they dropped me in by helicopter

I could never stand to be in that crowd.  I barely can even stand to watch it.

 

Maybe for a million dollars.  LOL

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Re: Not even if they dropped me in by helicopter

I live in NYC and have never ever wanted to go! 

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Re: Not even if they dropped me in by helicopter

and once you get in there, if  you do have to leave to go to the bathroom, that's it - you're not getting back in.

 

Not my idea of fun, it never was something I ever wanted to see in person.

 

I won't watch it on TV.  As my daughter and I said, if you've seen one ball drop you've seen them all.

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Re: Not even if they dropped me in by helicopter

I’ve lived in downstate New York my entire life & never had a desire to attend the ball drop.Way to crowded & cold.Not to mention you have to arrive hours early to get a good spot.When nature calls you’re in trouble. If you leave to find a bathroom the police will not let you back in to the area. Since 9/11 the security is through the roof. JMO but just not worth the hassle!!