18 Feelings You'll Experience During A Brunch In Dubai
Trying to sneak in that one last drink...when brunch is officially over!
Whether you're on your first ever brunch, or you're the master of the epic grub meets booze binge, your feelings throughout the day tend to follow a similar pattern.
You wake up on Friday morning feeling fresh (that's if you've saved yourself by taking it easy on the Thursday night and haven't woken up with 'the fear' – we've all been there). You dress to impress and head out for the all-you-can-eat and-all-you-can drink buffet for the next three to four hours. The sun is shining and there's no traffic on SZR, it's going to be a good day... right? This is pretty much how it's going to go...
1. The shame of trying to hail a taxi at midday... in your highest heels
This one might just be for the girls (well, you never know) but dressing for a nightclub (who knows where you'll end up later) while most people outside your apartment are in their t-shirts and flip flops can feel a little awkward.
2. Regret... as you rethink your whole outfit... as soon as you arrive
Why did I wear white, when I'm drinking red? Why did I wear bodycon? Did I really need such a tight belt with these trousers? Did I really need a belt?
3. Immediate disappointment when you're seated next a table with kids on it
4. You get serious, it's time to plan a food strategy
Slow and steady does it. This isn't a sprint... it's a marathon. Add your own race analogies here.
5. You feel strong... you don't want to fill up on carbs so you steer clear of the mash and roasties section
6. You weaken... by about 2pm carbs and sugar are your friends and you head for the desserts
7. You practice patience as you politely call the waiter over for the HUNDREDTH time and remind him of your drink order
'If you don't mind...'
8. You get thoughtful. Is a waiter even necessary? Surely a drinks dispenser would save a lot of time and effort?
Yes... you're still waiting for a drink
9. You feel unstable as you transport treats
One hand is holding a plate FILLED with mini muffins 'for the table' and the other is attempting to stick marshmallows into the chocolate fountain.
10. You feel guilty devouring the mini muffins that were meant 'for the table'
Hey, no one offered to help get them! No judgement, we would do the same.
11. Mild panic. You notice the guy on your left has undone his belt buckle
Yep, no one cares about dignity at this stage...and it seems he's not alone
12. You're disgusted with yourself after doing the brunch equivalent of the walk of shame
After going go to the bar to get drinks for the whole table but only returning with two drinks... both for yourself.
13. You start to seriously appreciate the terrible band who are playing the up tempo lounge music
These tunes could really make a come back... right?
14. Wild Panic. It's 3.30pm: STOCKPILE!!
15. You feel free. By this point you're SO full and past caring what you look like
So, it's back to what's left of the desserts.