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09/05/2012 06:29 pm ET Updated Nov 05, 2012

The 10 Commandments Of Going Out | Thought Catalog

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1. Thou Shalt Only Bring Cash.
We can sit here and pretend that bringing an ATM card on a night out is a good idea, and that we're all just incredibly responsible adults who reach a certain point in the evening and turn down every offer with a firm but polite, "No, thank you, I'm staying on budget tonight" -- but we all know that's not the case. There is going to come a moment at which suddenly you are a turn-of-the-century oil tycoon who is only too happy to pay for everyone's next round, cab ride, and upcoming wedding after you get finished shining your monocle. Better to not let Millionaire You come out and set yourself an unchangeable budget when you leave at the beginning of the evening.

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