I Was a Designated Driver

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    Yep :)

    Some nights I just don't feel like drinking so I nominate myself to become the designated driver. It's a good feeling to know that I'm keeping my friends and others from harms way.
    ForeversNever ForeversNever
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Sep 11, 2008

    When I Was 17 I Went to a Huge...

    When I was 17 I went to a huge party w/ a friend. She was supposed to stay sober but that didn't happen. The party got a little too rowdy w/ drugs and drink. I drove us almost home but got pulled over by a young and very cute police rookie. Unfortunately,Hawaii is small and he...
    smileymaile smileymaile
    31-35, F
    Jul 12, 2007


    I have been designated driver for my boyfriend for over 1 year now. it's great. I also take others home when they need me to. I go out and drink my pepsi, listen to others, play the bowling game and most of all, let my man drink his beer without worry how he will get home.
    duehonk duehonk
    46-50, F
    Apr 9, 2008

    More Than Once

    Making it easy for those who want to party it up....  I didn't drink for years, never touched the stuff.  SO I was the DD, rules were simple I  would drinve them there, and go in to have some fun however they will pick up my meal tab, and the diet drink I would...
    mtvlm mtvlm
    41-45, M
    2 Responses May 1, 2010

    Yes. ...

    Yes. Now that I am off alcohol to try and lose weight, I will probably be doing more of this.
    fkinteh fkinteh
    31-35, F
    Jul 26, 2007

    Don't Drink

    Since I don't drink I am always the designated driver.  It does not bother me and it is kind of funny to watch others gets drunk and make fools of theirselves.
    rondat rondat
    41-45, F
    Dec 12, 2007

    And Just the Driver, Generally!

    Despite the revolting impacts on the environment, I used to love to drive. Be that drive like a demon to get the carpool in on time, or the associated reverse parking into impossible spots, or the long haul drives on trips. So really, it's no surprise that I frequently liked...
    TheTardyDodo TheTardyDodo
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Jun 11, 2007

    For a Long Time I Refused to D...

    For a long time I refused to drink.  I hated alcohol and being around alcohol or even just hearing about people drinking made me uncomfortable.  Being the designated driver was a hassle and trying to wrangle drunks isn't easy.  I was always the token sober person...
    metalise metalise
    18-21, F
    Jul 12, 2007

    10 Months

    I got the joy of being a designated driver for 10 months. I started being designated driver on prom of last year because I had just had surgery and wasn't allowed to drink. Then I found out I was pregnant the following month, so I couldn't drink anymore. I hated...
    dansbabygirl07 dansbabygirl07
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 19, 2007

    I Don't Have Many Friends ...

    I don't have many friends that drink, so its not a problem, i dont get asked.  i dont offer.
    mcrgirl mcrgirl
    18-21, F
    May 1, 2007

    Executive Decision.

    I was at a party one night and a man I didn't know was very drunk. He kept on saying he was going home. I saw some car keys on the table and I inquired him: Are these your keys?  and he replied "yes" So I took them and told him. "Now you can go home."  He was very upset.. I...
    sherazade sherazade
    Aug 26, 2011

    The only reason I'm a DD is because I'm not old enough to drink...
    GTMarie GTMarie
    18-21, F
    Jul 12, 2007

    I'm Almost Always the Dd, ...

    I'm almost always the DD, because I don't trust certain other people who say they will DD and then drink.
    HelloThere HelloThere
    22-25, F
    May 1, 2007

    When i was younger my brother

    and a few of his friends wanted McDonalds but were drunk, so they got me to drive them to town. Lucky me as i just got to town one of them threw a piece of trash out of the window with a cop nearby and got me pulled over. A car full of drunks took some explaining. But on the...
    stryk stryk
    31-35, M
    Mar 22, 2014

    Always The Designated Driver!

    IF we go to a party or at a bar together, my friends and I always take turns as to who the designated driver for the evening is suppose to be.  NO matter who is picked....I always end up to be the designated driver.  My friends can sure put a hurting on alcohol. ...
    deleted deleted
    Jun 14, 2010

    YES, Quite Often I...

    YES, quite often infact, i rarely if ever drink, actually can't stand watching people over do it and become *silly*, so i ALWAYS offer to drive. I can have fun without alcohol and i am a spokesperson for Mother's Against Drunk Driver's.
    AlwaysRemembers AlwaysRemembers
    41-45, F
    May 4, 2007

    Thats How "pirates Code" Came Into Being.

    Pirates Code is when you give your drunken friend one shot to listen to you and then the responsibility is no longer yours. Because nothing is worse than trying to herd a bunch of drunks into a car at the end of the night.
    fraggleroq fraggleroq
    26-30, M
    May 30, 2012

    Try This Out

    Our local village police officer was keeping obsevation on one of our more noisy bars for possible drunken driving offences.About 10 minutes after bar had closed he watched as one of the bar clientele stumbled from the bar. The chap tripped on the kerb and tried his keys in the...
    HerrDoctorLiebenstrudl HerrDoctorLiebenstrudl
    61-65, M
    Jul 10, 2011

    Driver For Sucker Fest

    I live In Michigan north of Bay city the entire month of April is a big party in Omer called sucker fest and with the people i party with who ever walks straiter is the driver for the night
    thewraith thewraith
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Mar 7, 2007

    Yes.  I've Done This ...

    Yes.  I've done this many times and don't mind as long as the rider doesn't throw up in my car.
    Katija Katija
    51-55, F
    Jul 26, 2007

    Many Times

     I have been a designated driver many times. I would go out with my friends so they could drink and then I would drive their drunk ***** home.. Just so they wouldn't drive drunk.. i don't like it when people drive drunk because its just wrong. And very irresponsible. But...
    XLunaXLovegoodX XLunaXLovegoodX
    26-30, F
    Jun 21, 2008


    I don't drink very often so I usually volunteer to be the designated driver. I figure it is better to drive everyone around than to have to attend their funeral later.
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Nov 28, 2009


    It. Sucked. ***. Never again.
    XCRevolution XCRevolution
    18-21, F
    Jul 25, 2011

    I Don't Drink Much Because...

    I don't drink much because I don't like the taste or the after taste of most alcoholic beverages. So, on the rare occasion that I get to go out, I usually offer to be the designated driver.
    silvertears silvertears
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jul 26, 2007

    and so last night I was the Designated driver.

    ...I thought "ok" this is going to be a low-key night...it was anything BUT a low-key night my friend got super intoxicated, as I sat down at a booth drinking my coke, she sat across from me and her tongue was in a guys mouth for the next 2 hours..her friends were there too...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response May 17, 2015

    I Was?

    Yeah, there were a few times that I never drank anything, but drove people home, that was a long time ago when I didn't really drink. I'm usually the driver anyways whenever I go out with people, that just seems to be how it goes, I think that they all owe me one for that too.
    SoMuchToSay SoMuchToSay
    36-40, M
    May 14, 2008

    We went to watch the rugby at the ABSA stadium

    in Durban, SA. Sharks vs Reds. It was an awesome game, and due to an illness I am recording from I am not permitted to drink, so it was watching rugby while sipping away on my orange juice and before I knew it, everyone around me was drunk. I had to help my friends walk up...
    Lisinda Lisinda
    36-40, F
    Mar 16, 2014

    Several Times...

    If I end up getting that apartment downtown pretty sure I will become the designated apartment...LOL Wonder how many friends will show up on my doorstep after clubbing downtown needing a place to sleep...      
    Lexus Lexus
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Feb 9, 2008


    I don't mind at all and I've played the DD many a times over the years. I'd rather deal with goofy drunks that puke all over then to have to ID a body at the morgue. I also don't go out without a driver as it's just not worth it. Now if we all could practice this habit more ppl...
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality
    36-40, F
    Mar 4, 2008

    Designated Dave

    I've been an official designated driver for any kind of program or anything like that, but I am one most days of my week. The main reason being, although I love to drink, I don't do it that often. Mainly because I don't have the money to, heh. So then it turns out being me every...
    Deyve Deyve
    18-21, M
    1 Response Jul 11, 2006

    A Few Times.  Usually Tho...

    A few times.  Usually though, I'm the one that needs a designated driver.  It's been almost forever since I've even needed one, though.
    silvermystics silvermystics
    51-55, F
    Jul 12, 2007


    Seeing as how I don't feel the need to drink everytime I go out, I was usually the one who put on the designated driver cap when going out. It can get tedious, but honestly, I don't mind. And, it has created some extremely entertaining memories. =P
    vinividivici21 vinividivici21
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Feb 19, 2009

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    lcdmodule lcdmodule
    26-30, F
    Dec 13, 2010

    Many Times...

    My best experience as a DD was after my uncle's fiance's (now his wife) bachelorette party, taking her and my cousin (who lives down the street from me) home.  The party lasted 6 hours in a limo bar hopping and I only had one beer, but I still had fun acting like a drunken...
    mandarose524 mandarose524
    26-30, F
    May 4, 2007

    A leprechan for life

    When I was 25 years old I decided to help with a project that helped St Patty's day celebrants to have a safe and happy celebration.  I helped shuttle people who'd had a wee bit too much of the brew to get home with a safe ride.  It made me feel so very good.  It...
    teechbiz teechbiz
    1 Response Mar 20, 2006

    Yes, I Was Always the Designat...

    Yes, I was always the designated driver.  I was the only one in my groups of friends who never drank, so I automatically got nominated, and they never had to worry about it.
    BDWilT BDWilT
    1 Response Jul 26, 2007

    It Happened Accidentally

    I never drink. Personal choice. I fit into the category "straight edge" without even trying! So I'm hangin' out with my boyfriend (at the time, married now (^_^) and his buddy (now one of my dearest friends) at this bar. My boyfriend asks if he can share a beer with his...
    Sioko Sioko
    26-30, F
    Jun 6, 2007

    Always The Designated Never The Drinker

    Yet somehow I am always the one meeting the nice guys when we all go out. Probably because I am always sober so I know the good from the bad, but the cool thing is when you go and party you can tell within the group of guys whose the one getting everyone home. And that right...
    vershelz vershelz
    22-25, F
    Jul 24, 2010


    I have always been the designated driver.  I'll always have my one drink and thats enough for me.  I had this one friend who always got hammered, so I would always pick him up on our way to meet other friends for a night out.  His parents really didnt know me that...
    jasonk jasonk
    36-40, M
    Apr 13, 2008

    More Than One.... Usually I am my father's

    Designated Driver. I have been the Designated driver for my friends in the past, hell, I didn't even have my permit, and wasn't even 16, but I was the one who was driving them home safe, I believe that even after three drinks, or make that one, that you should have, a designated...
    HisLittleAriel HisLittleAriel
    26-30, F
    Jul 3, 2015

    More Than One....

    Usually I am my father's Desingated Driver. I have been the Designated driver for my friends in the past, hell, I didn't even have my permit, and wasn't even 16, but I was the one who was driving them home safe, I believe that even after three drinks, or make that one, that you...
    xSilentlySufferingx xSilentlySufferingx
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 25, 2010

    Not Much of a Drinker,

     I would much rather go and get a loved one then them drive after they have been drinking. I don't have to drink so it doesn't bother me most of the time.
    BeTheBestMe BeTheBestMe
    36-40, F
    Dec 18, 2008
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