I have mixed emotions! I'm excited to see my friends but I feel down because I can't drink and I feel the pressure of tomorrow's meeting.
Karen Gets Ready at Home, While her Friends Begin “Pre-drinks”
I hope my meeting goes well.
Karen Goes to her Friend’s House for “Pre-drinks”
Wish I could have a few drinks to loosen up like my friends
At 5:00pm, Karen thinks about what she and her university friends will do tonight. Her feelings are ambivalent - she feels excited to be seeing her friends but she also feels dispirited because she can’t drink or fully “let loose".
Karen and her Friends Discuss Where They Should go out for the Night
45 minutes later
Yes Loop! That's the club scene we're looking for
As Karen finishes work later than her friends finish at uni, her friends start the pre-drinks without her. She gets ready and continues to stress about her meeting. At the same time, she hopes that she can spend as much time with her friends as possible tonight and enjoy herself.
Karen Travels to Loop
If we don't get into Loop we can try Toy Room
Karen wants to drink with her friends, however, she remembers that she cannot drink as she does not want this to affect her performance tomorrow. She feels left out and slightly envious of her friends but she still wants them to go to Loop to have fun.
Joins the Loop Queue
Karen and her friends spend about 45 minutes discussing where they can go out on a Wednesday night. They are looking for somewhere where they can all enjoy the music and “club scene”. By the time they decide where they want to go it is around 10:00pm.
I want to go somewhere with nice music
Let's go to Loop because of Student Sports Night!
Karen and her friends travel to Loop. Her friends are still drinking and discussing where they can go if they are not allowed into Loop. She hopes that the queue is not long at Loop as she believes that she can still enjoy herself with her friends at Loop, without drinking.
I hope the queue is not too long. I want to enjoy myself with my friends inside
Karen and her friends join the queue at Loop at 10:30pm. She needs to use the bathroom but decides not to go and leave the queue. This is because she wants to spend as little time as possible outside Loop, in the queue, as this is her only time with her friends in the week.
I really need the bathroom but I can't leave this queue. I want to spend as much time inside with my friends!