I don’t go out much, with good reason.
I’ve been out a few times lately, once with some people from work, and a couple of times because of the TT.
Every pub blasts music into the room. If there’s one thing I really hate doing it’s raising my voice above music. The loudness of this music though - my voice is physically incapable of reaching an audible level, even when shouting into someone’s ear. I don’t get it. The the thrill I get out of social drinking is the conversation, not the ear-pain.
If making it to the age of 35 with my hearing intact means I have to be thought of as a sad git, then I am happy to be thought that way.