People of New Orleans, here are your big #MardiGrasProblems.
To stay home or not
“Finding the desire to even go” – Jeffy R.
“Getting called into work on the one parade day you had scheduled off for 3 weeks.” – Aloysius
“Mega crowds. Anxiety meds to the rescue….” – Meaghan C.
Injuries & Health
“Nearly breaking my ankle while sober at my first parade in 6 years…. ” – Sarah S.
“I try to be healthy but the parade route is between me and the gym and my diet is 80% beer, chips, and king cake. It’s a rough week for the health conscious.” – Chris S.
“Last year someone pelted me in the face with a bag of plastic pearls and broke one of my front teeth.” – Ande S.
“Heartburn. Eating Tums every morning for breakfast” – Tasha S.
“This sunburn from being in Femme Fatale. It’s February! Who’s thinking about sunscreen?” – Ande S.
“Finding out you are allergic to sequins” – Tiffiny W.
“What’s for dinner? Everyday problems are magnified by revelry.” – Kate P.
Traffic & Bathrooms
“Getting towed after dancing in a parade! WE DONT HAVE AN ENTERTAINERS DISCOUNT?!!!!” – Michael M.
Must. Have. Bathroom!” – Spring F.
“People peeing in my doorway.” – Stephanie Y.
“Trying to get home after work and getting turned around in the CBD on foot…seems like every year I get inexplicably lost somewhere I walk all the time. Sober or not…reality shifts” – Mary G.
“Traffic. duh.” -Kelly M.
“Uber prices to go home are too high after the parades pass so I decide to continue my drinking adventures long after parade drinking until the prices go back down to “save money”” – Daniel P.
“Not being able to get where I need to go because of parades.” – Lady W.
“Nuns and/or children sharking throws that were clearly meant for me.” – Betty S.
“Rouses king cake on my table! Just kidding, well maybe not.” – Jenny F.
“Being trapped in the box.” – Olivia P.
“Prying chicken bones and other assorted discarded food items from my dog’s mouth #justeatchickenfingers” – Liz H.
“My dad met a new “lady friend” at the parade Sunday afternoon and hasn’t been home since. 😳” – Lindsay S.
“One Word: LADDERS.” – Tracey M.
“A costume trunk so full I have to take everything out to find anything. Which means bonus– feathers everywhere” – Kathy F.
“Keeping my house clean while searching for costume pieces” – Whitney C.
“Well that’s easy: Hangovers” – Dave B.
“Where to buy ice.” – Lindsey T.
But our favorite quote of them all….
“I got 99 problems, but da Mardi Gras ain’t one.” – Annie L.