Call me Scrooge, but I really don't like New Year's Eve parties. It seems, for some reason, a large portion of our population feels the need to get blasted in the spirit of closing out the old year.
For me, I just don't like getting drinks slopped on me, people leaning over me, and the idea of staying up until midnight to kiss a perfect stranger.
It seems, as a population, if we get an excuse to make fools of ourselves, we are not only ready, but wanting to participate.
With over 100,000 people dying each year due to the effects of alcohol, and over 25,000 finding their demise behind the wheel, this night of chaos only amplifies the problem we have with alcohol.
Why don't we just fire off guns at elementary schools?