Fines ON 5p (10c)

@ellie333 (21018)
August 8, 2008 4:25am CST
I'm off out tonight as it is my bosses birthday and when she says FINES ON we have to called by our badge name (mine is Bubbles) and we aren't allowed to swear or order a drink from the bar using the drinks name if we call anyone by their real name, swear or order a drink we get fined 5p, this ends up in a kitty which depending on how sober pays for entrance to the club later or a taxi home. When you go out do you play games or do you just have a quiet drink? What pub games do you enjoy? This is the first time I have done this so should be an interesting night. Ellie :D
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@kaleegirl45 (1515)
• United States
8 Aug 08
Hi Bubbles That sounds like fun. So what do you call the drink if you can't use the real name? i've never play games at the bar, but at home or at a babyshower we play all kinds of games. On my daughter bridal shower, we play a drinking game. and it's play with your hand, each person pick a sign, if there are five people or more it better. clap you hand on your legs, than clap again with your hand and snap, after that you use someone's sign and that person does her sign and than yours. if the person misses they take a drink. I be better to show in person, but I'm sure you get the idea. Let me know how it turn out. Have lots of fun.
• United States
9 Aug 08
Good morning ellie, I'm glad you had a great time. it fun when you with a group of girls/ladies. I have not gone dancing in such a long time. I'm overdue. today I'm off to Palms Spring with my brother and sister, besides going to the casino, drinking and eating. Good thing my brother is going he doesn't drink. At least we have someone to drive us home. have a great weekend
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@ellie333 (21018)
9 Aug 08
Hi Kaleegirl, You have a great time too at the casino. Ellie :D
8 Aug 08
Hope you have a good night!!! Its sounds like you will have fun. So if you cant use the drinks name, how do you order your drink?? You will have to let us know whow it went on, and how many fines you had to pay!! make sure you have plenty of 5p's to get you started. Towards the end of the night you may all be to drunk to remeber the rules that you wont need to pay the fines!! lol When I used to go out we never played drinking games, we would just go out, enjoy ourselves and laugh at everybody who were doing daft things!! We would have nights in, having a few drinks and play some games.
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@ellie333 (21018)
8 Aug 08
It certainly sounds different, I may take a pen and paper and pass to barmen saying I am not being rude but I am not allowed to ask for a drink by name so will have to use sign language. I guess a pint of lager would be can I have a big glass of that stuff in that pump or a double Bicardi and coke would be a big one of those, pointing top bottle with the dark fizzy not lemonade. We'll see, gonna raid the peny jar for 5ps later. Will let you know how it goes. Ellie :D
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@ellie333 (21018)
9 Aug 08
Excellent night, we also got fined for saying yes or not whilst fines were on too. There were 16 of us out in total and the women beat the guys big time, in the end the guys were giving a pound and saying thats it I'm in credit instead of having to fiddle with 5ps. I even made it as far as club and danced the night away. So last night I was out with Herman the Huntsman, Smee, Tinkerbell, King Louie, Kaa, Scar, Thumper, Merryweather, Miss Potts, (Bubbles, me) Soulfellow the ? (can' remember), Woody, Cinderella, and there were three others too but I can't think of them right now. Kitty got us all into the nightclub though and we danced round our handbags for a laugh so he put some 80's on too. A good night was had by all. I am going to rest today. LOL. Ellie @:D
9 Aug 08
Glad you had a good time!! Were all the names of characters?? Did you get to pick which name you wanted or was a pick out of the hat type thing?? Its sounds like you all had fun playing the game, must have been hard listening out for people who had said the fining words and trying to enjoy yourselves!! Rest away today as I think you deserved it!! Im sure you will be talking about this all next week at work!! Thanks for sharing!!
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@skinnychick (6906)
• United States
8 Aug 08
I'm a bartender and have never heard of pub games like this but it sounds like a load of fun. Can I come play?
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@ellie333 (21018)
9 Aug 08
Hi Skinnychick, We also got fined for saying yes or no when fines were on too, there were 16 of us altogether and it was such a laugh, the blokes lost dismally and were giving a pound at a time as they were getting fed up searching for 5ps LOL. Even went clubbing , didn't think I'd make it that late. Tired today though Ellie :D
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@ellie333 (21018)
9 Aug 08
Ooops sorry, of course you can come and play. Ellie :D
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@ShellyB (5242)
• United States
11 Aug 08
Saddly I don't party like that at all but have fun for me too :D
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@ellie333 (21018)
13 Aug 08
Hi SheeleyB, I don't normally either, but did in fact do me the world of good as have been feeling a bit glum lately and under the weather too. Had fun for you too! Huggles. Ellie :D
@jillhill (37379)
• United States
8 Aug 08
When I was younger and partied more then I do now we did on occasion play some games...but I really can't remember...but they involved doing shots! LOL...
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@ellie333 (21018)
9 Aug 08
Hi Jill, shots is one thing I couldn't do as I am such a lightweight anyway I would be on the floor after one LOL. Had a fantastic night though and even went clubbing . Tired today though Huggles, Bubbles, oops mean Ellie :D
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@pkraj111 (2459)
• India
8 Aug 08
Hi Ellie, We play some games but this sounds so exciting and we will try at my next party i.e. tommorrow night. Share these games so we can also try things out
@ellie333 (21018)
9 Aug 08
It was an excellent night, there were 16 of us all together and my jaws were aching from laughing, we even collected enough fine money to get us all into club. Rules of game, only one person can call fines on so you choose a person and they also look after the fine money. Each person has a name badge, I was Bubbles, there was also, Thumper, Kaa, Woody, Merryweather, Tinkerbell, Scar, Herman the Huntsman, Cinderella, King Louie and a few others I can't remember. When Fines are on you must call the person by their name badge only, you are not allowed to use the words yes or no, swear or order a drink by name or measure. What happens is usually if a person says the wrong name and everyone shouts fine they then say oh no or a swear word so they get charged for that too. I hope your party goes well. Ellie :D
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@savypat (20245)
• United States
9 Aug 08
so what type of work do you do tht you are called Bubbles? It must be something really interesting, or is that just you personnality?
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@ellie333 (21018)
9 Aug 08
I work at a marine camp but we had to choice names of characters from Disney movies so I was Bubbles from Finding Nemo, but it does quite suit my lively personality! LOL. We also had Woody, Cinderella, Smee, Scar, Kaa, Herman the Huntsman, Miss Potts, Tinkerbell, Merryweather, Thumper, King Louie and quite a few others as there were 16 of us that went out in total. A good night was had by all. Ellie :D
@ellie333 (21018)
9 Aug 08
I can't believe I just went and popped 112 virtual bubbles. Ellie :D
@guybrush (4660)
• Australia
12 Aug 08
Good grief ... can't believe I did it too! My bad!
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@ruby222 (4848)
8 Aug 08
LOL well I suppose maybe we did when we were younger,and it was a girly night out,but on the whole now we go for a quiet drink,and maybe some supper.We just sit in a quiet corner and watch the world go by,hubby has to have a place where he has a good vantage point,and he reports endlessly on the comings and goings.So on the whole,we do it all quietly nowadays.
@ellie333 (21018)
8 Aug 08
Hi Ruby, That is what I usually do too but as it is mainly youngsters and a few women my age we are joining in with their games. I probably won't last the night as very rarely go out these days anyway LOL. I will go armed with plenty of five pence pieces though LOL. Ellie :D
@ellie333 (21018)
9 Aug 08
I lasted the night it was the youngsters that never made the club LOL, no staying power. We had an excellent night, there were 16 of us altogether and the fines did pay for the club entrance too. I have listed all the badge names in response one. We also got fined when fines were on for saying yes or no too. Ellie :D
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@ruby222 (4848)
9 Aug 08
LOL well I like to go out earlier now,theres no way that I would be any good hitting the town!apart from looking totally silly,I would be asleep half way through the evening!
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@p1kef1sh (45638)
8 Aug 08
I doubt that it will be any surprise to you to know that I am not a a bar games player Ellie. Except skittles. I like the odd game of that. But I do think that Bubbles is a very apt name for you. A lovely bubbly character. But there are no air bubbles inside that head of yours. All sense and intelligence in there! Phew. Nearly put my foot in it there!!! Have a lovely night out.
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@ellie333 (21018)
8 Aug 08
Hi P1kef1sh, Yes we are all Disney characters and Bubbles is from Finding Nemo and I think apt, not that I am as bubbly as usual but my boss even though I am still off wants me to go she thinks it will do me some good. They are starting early though 6.30pm,I'll probably be back home again by 9pb LOL. I am going to see how I fare though armed with plenty of 5 pence pieces too. Ellie :D
@ellie333 (21018)
9 Aug 08
I had an excellent night out and have listed all the other name badges in response one. It was a scream and I am so pleased I went out. There were 16 of us altogether and we even managed the night club too. Extra tired today though but well worth it, feel much better for having gone out. One of the young lads bless told me that I was his favourite person at work, he called me a legend and said that he appreciates all the advice I give him and thanked me for encouraging him to travel too, as he was just back from a month travelling Europe, how sweet was that? Ellie :D
@p1kef1sh (45638)
9 Aug 08
Well you are a legend you disco bopper you. I am pleased that you had a great night. We're just preparing for an indoor barbecue! I've been sent to the computer because I am too stressy!!!
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• India
9 Aug 08
hey friend, i am not into pub games . so not much idea. we just have some soda or a quite lemonade and rock on the floor . then get back late and sleep like donkeys till late afternoon on the next day, mostly it is sunday.. yours painkiller
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@ellie333 (21018)
9 Aug 08
Sleep like donkeys, that is so funny. I had a great night out, there were 16 of us altogether and we got enough fine money to go clubbing and dance the night away too. Tired today though Ellie :D
• India
13 Aug 08
welcome back dear... are you off your tiredness or still persisting!!!!!!
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@olivemai (4738)
• United States
9 Aug 08
I do not pay games. I do not go to clubs or bars anymore. Sounds interesting. be safe stay sober ok.
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@ellie333 (21018)
9 Aug 08
It was an excellent night and we all had lots of funvery tired today though. Huggles, Bubbles, oops mean Ellie :D
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@olivemai (4738)
• United States
9 Aug 08
As long as you did not go broke! Does sound like fun.
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@gemini_rose (16192)
8 Aug 08
I would not last five minutes in that game, I swear quite a lot anyway but with a drink in me I would swear like a trooper LOL. I have never played any games on a night out, we just used to go out to chat the boys up or get drunk! Nowadays I do not go out much because it is so expensive for me and hubby to have a night out. Hope that you have a good night out though, sounds like it will be fun!
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@ellie333 (21018)
8 Aug 08
Well I am taking lots of 5 pence pieces with me just in case! I have never played it before and if you go to the loo and someone says fines on and you didn't here tough and works in reverse too if you call someone their badge name when fines off instead of real name. Once had a few drinks its gonna get so confusing LOL. Ellie :D
@ellie333 (21018)
9 Aug 08
It was a great night but tired today. It was the guys that were paying a pound at a time as they couldn't be bothered fiddling for 5ps and said they were in credit, not for long they weren't LOL. I even made it to the club and we danced the night away. Need the whole weekend to recover though I think. I have listed all the name badges in response one as there was 16 of us altogether. Ellie :D
• United States
26 Aug 08
I quit going out to bars and drinking many years ago. We rarely played games like this in bars, but would often play them if we were at home drinking. I think the biggest concern is over drinking and being unable to drive home afterward.
@ellie333 (21018)
26 Aug 08
Hi renitaperrone, I always leave my cars keys at home if I am ever going out drinking, I won't even have one, but I do socialise a lot more indoors these days thn I ever used to. Ellie :D
@GreenMoo (11837)
21 Aug 08
It's been ages since I went out with a group large enough to warrant any sort of drinking games. I'm so jealous, and i do hope you had a good night out. The game you've described sounds like fun, but how do you order a drink without naming it? You must have very understanding bar staff!
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@ellie333 (21018)
21 Aug 08
Oh GreenMoo, It was an excellent night out and I didn't get fined too much either, even ended up going clubbing too, dancing round my handbag LOL. Luckily I didn't go to the bar when ordering a drink when fines where on so got away with that one and some people just paid rather than struggle with it. Ellie :D
@guybrush (4660)
• Australia
12 Aug 08
Sounds like an interesting evening, Ellie - hope you enjoyed it! (You didn't act like a ladette, did you? Hahahaa!) How on earth can you order a drink without using its name? Pointing only? Sounds hilarious!
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@ellie333 (21018)
13 Aug 08
Hi Guybrush, ME LADETTE NO, did have a fantastic time though and eneded up at the nightclub too dancing round my handbag , not. Ellie @:D
@PearlGrace (3172)
• United States
12 Aug 08
Hello ellie333. Glad you got a night off to celebrate your boss' birthday. The only time I go out is with my husband, a couple next door, or my sisters and their husbands. I'm not much of a drinker, although I do like to have a good time. I know almost nothing about pub drinks. Gosh, I sound pretty boring, don't I? Anyway, hope you had an absolutely fantastic time and that you got the kitty!
@ellie333 (21018)
13 Aug 08
Hi PearlGrace, I don't usually go out like that either but did in fact have a great time. Kitty paid for our nightclub entrance and we all danced the night away! Ellie :D
@Abby123 (261)
9 Aug 08
Can I be called Candy if I come?but lol im none tooo sure that I will have enough in the way of ten cents to pay all of the fines,but to he** with it.I will get a taxi over now.
@ellie333 (21018)
10 Aug 08
Hi Candy LOL, Bubbles here, your taxi never made it in time but it was great fun there were 16 of us altogether. My jaw was aching through laughing so much and we ended up dancing the night away at the nightclub too so plenty of fines paid for that one! Ellie :D
@suspenseful (40314)
• Canada
9 Aug 08
The last time we went to a pub, years ago, I think there was a lot of singing going on, and also some dart games. I did not play. I am terrible at darts, but I believe I did a lot of singing along with the others. That game sounds interesting. We had a similar one at a bridal shower where no one could call the potential groom by his name, so we were all thinking of titles to call him by, weird names and that. And someone always broke the rules.
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@ellie333 (21018)
9 Aug 08
Hi Suspenseful, I don't usually go to the pub much either as prefer to have friends round but yes it was a wonderful night and we had so much fun and even went clubbing and danced the night away too LOL. It is so easy isn't it as you have experienced to call the person by their real name so our fines added up to a fair amount really, well go us into the club anyway. There were 16 of us in total so it was quite difficult when fines were on even with badges to remember everybodys name. Ellie :D
@mimpi1911 (25474)
• India
9 Aug 08
That's fun! Hope you had a great time yesterday. I haven't been to a pub yet but when with friends play weird games like calling someone by some on else's name and talking changing the genders (here the verb change with gender unlike English) and stuffs like that. Huggles.
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@ellie333 (21018)
9 Aug 08
Oh yes Mimipi, It was a fantastic evening, well night as we went clubbing too and danced the night away, tired today though , sounds like a similar type of game. There were 16 of us out altogether so plenty of fine money to get into the club with Huggles, Bubbles, oops mean Ellie :D
@liuqian (476)
• China
9 Aug 08
Hi,ellie.I have never been to a pub before.So i think it must be a great experience.Sounds that you really enjoyed yourself.^^I didn't quite get the playing rules,but i knew it was fun.o(n_n)o... when i graduate and can afford myself,i will bring my friends to the pub,and order some drink and play. Have fun,Ellie!or Bubbles?^^ Now fines off,right?
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@ellie333 (21018)
9 Aug 08
Hi Liuqian, Wow you have never been to a pub before? They are quite expensive places to go these days but there was 16 of us out last night and it really was fun, tired today though . Yes fines off so you get away with not having to pay 5p for using Ellie, Huggles, Bubbles.