Sometimes It is Necessary to Make Your Overworked Friends Have Fun

We have four friends who just work way too much. They work on their days off, and they have been getting more stressed as time goes on. They were stuck in a routine of worry. They needed a break, even if it was just for a day. My wife and I had asked them to go with us to dinner or to just come over and play some games. They would take a raincheck. So, we decided to use a party bus rental service to rent a limo bus. We paid for it in advance with the option of rescheduling the day we would use it.

We told our four friends, who are two married couples, that we rented a party bus and they are coming with us for a drive, dinner and a show. We heard the usual excuses, and then we explained how there would be no refunds for this. We explained that is was paid for, and they just needed to get in the bus and go. They were concerned about missing out on some overtime for the weekend day they usually work. They sat down and said how they had to juggle schedules, find babysitters and how money was tight. Well, money is tight for us too. We saved to rent the bus and buy dinner for all of us. We did get the show tickets for free from my boss.

It was an investment in the mental health of our friends. They needed to get out for a day. The party bus was super comfortable. We played music at a comfortable volume, and we had lots of laughter in our conversation. It took about an hour for them to loosen up. The farther we got away from obligations, the more fun they had. Over the next week we received calls from each of them. They were so happy to have gone out on the town like that for the day. They could not stop talking about the fun they had. It changed their whole outlook on things. We will pay off that day over a few payments, but it was a gift from us to our friends.