Designated driver is the person who, when a group of friends go to the pub / club / place with lots of alcohol, doesn’t drink (or doesn’t drink much) so that they are sober enough to drive everyone home at the end of the night.
I know my obvious responsibilities - don’t drink, make sure everyone gets home safely - but I was wondering, since I am the sober one, is it my job to make sure everyone is staying out of trouble and not drinking themselves to death? I figure that it’s up to each individual as to how much they drink (why should I count their beers?), but then again, the more you drink, the less you think you should stop drinking.
The other night we were at the pub, I was the driver… at one point four of us went to the kebab shop, the other guy didn’t want to get a kebab so we left him there with a few girls we’d met. Apparently they only had 1 more shout after we went but at the end of the night this other guy was very sick (I guess he’d been drinking more beers the rest of the night and not just when we left him) - throwing up in the carpark. I felt like maybe I should have kept an eye on him earlier… maybe said something… its hard to tell when this guy is drunk though - well at least, until he was throwing up it was hard to tell… I don’t know - did I something wrong / not do something I should have done?