When you plan a group trip to the cottage, you need to choose your
Here’s a guide to help you select the 5 people you definitely want to invite to the cottage :
If you’ve ever uttered the phrase “You’re so Monica” to a friend, it was likely in reference to their obsessive cleanliness and compulsive need to have everything in order at all times.
While it might get scary at times, don’t let this pearl of a companion go to waste. He or she will come in handy at the cottage, like a magical little sprite that comes out after everyone goes to sleep and tidies up the place before they wake up.
The best part is that it’s in their nature to be that way, so you don’t even have to feel bad about waking up to clean dishes
You’re sitting around the fire with a beer in hand enjoying the toasty warm glow and watching two geese fight each other in the lake. Life is good.
You look down and suddenly the near empty brew you were sipping on is completely full and cold. What kind of ninja swapped your drink so fast!? Oh nobody, just the awesome friend you invited who's known far and wide for their hospitable personality.
Any friend who enjoys topping up wine glasses, fetching cold beers, and
making sure the fridge and cooler are well stocked is a friend looking
out for your best interests.
Y'know, the comedian. Not necessarily a real professional comedian - I mean you could hire one just for the trip but that might be weird.
I'm talkin' about that genuinely funny person who cracks jokes at all the right moments, adds comic relief to sticky situations, & tells amazing stories. Injecting humour into the group dynamic guarantees a lively trip without dull moments.
The funny friend is usually the one who helps create those ‘you had to
be there’ memories, like that time when Tammy told everyone the giant
rock was an angry bear in speedos - never mind, you had to be there
Somewhere between the Monica Gellar and the madcap is a friend who has mad kitchen skills. They can prepare a super organized grocery list, create a wickedly delicious meal plan and fire up the BBQ to make a mean gourmet steak.
With the hash slinger around, you’re not going to be eating plain old peanut
butter sandwiches. Just be wary of any dish with the words 'road' and
'kill' in the name.
Ultimate Frisbee? Canoeing? Streaking through the woods? This person is up for anything, and your cottage trip definitely needs that kind of friend on board.
It’s easy to get lazy and just lounge around unless you have someone who can motivate everybody into getting their butts in gear. They always have ideas! A game plan! Chronic insomnia!
The fun happens when the wheels are turning, so definitely invite that wacky free spirit and let them lead the way!
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