Tonight is my school's Senior Prom, and I do not regret not going. Every chick I asked had a date (they were telling the truth) and I declared to my friends that I wouldn't go to Prom with out a date. Also, I just got home from BU college orientation, so time would have been an issue too (it was from June 14-16).
Before I went to BU, some friends and I arranged to go on a cruise around NYC from 1:30AM-4:00 AM. The catch for me however is that I got exactly zero hours (or close to it) during my 3 days/2 nights of orientation.
Obviously, I am very tired today (I was really awake yesterday though ) and if I go on this cruise, I will be sleeping on the boat the entire time. WhenI walked around BU this morning, I thought I was sleepwalking.
When I explained this whole situation to my friends, it didn't go down too well for them. Knowing how my body works, yes I will end up sleeping on the boat and yes, I will be sick during the weekend if I went on this excursion. They suggested (w/ my counter-argument):
-Sleep for 4 hours before you go on the cruise (the nap will make me more tired IMO - it probably will)
-Drink coffee/Red Bull (I don't drink either, and I don't think the coffee will really help. I'm not touching Red Bull)
-Sleep in the car (I can't).
So, what do I tell my friends here...how do I say no, but get them to accept it? Yes, I know it's Senior Prom and all, but I am not risking my health for this - I never viewed Prom as a life-altering event. I've also been not feeling real well on-and-off the past couple weeks either.
*note that I would WANT to do this, but I have to see the forest from the trees here and realize that it probably isn't the best for me (well-being wise) at the moment.