ASSTITTYThursday 5th of February 2015 7:00PM
Aberdeen Seriously Social Twelve Individual Third Thursday's Yearly is a monthly Hash style event in the evening of the third Thursday of the month.
Open to all, free of charge, but PAYG. The event starts at 7pm at the Prince of Wales pub (PoW) on St Nicholas
Lane, at the back of Union Street. Most of the pack assembles before 7pm for drinks, and some to eat. Some join
later in the evening or leave part way through the evening.
the pack goes outside and the hash computer randomly selects a pair of hares, one male & one female. In the event of a lack of a female, one of the
males has to go through a hasty sex change. There is no known record of an all female ASSTITTY pack. Hares can also volunteer, alone or in pairs.
And Boaty is launched!
The Hares go off laying a flour trail to another pub of their choice, about 20 minutes run away, not necessarily a direct route to keep the pack guessing
where they are going. The intension is to go to a pub which has not been visited by ASSTITY this year; where Boaty is willingly accepted; and preferably
serves real ale. The pack returns to their drinks while giving the hares 5 minutes head start. Before the pack leaves Boaty is taken around the PoW.
The pack leaves and run, jog, walk, following the flour trail to the next pub. There are no checks, the trail is supposed to be easy to follow. At the next
pub we have a drink, what else would you do? Take Boaty around the pub!
The hares then head off to a third pub, again being given a head start, the pack follows the flour trail. Same modus operandi at the third pub before
heading off back to the PoW following a flour trail, for the geographically challenged, to ensure nobody gets lost. The plan is to get back to the PoW by 10pm.
Back in the PoW we quench our thirst and take Boaty around again. By this time Boaty is low in the water and about to sink: which is the intent of the
evening, but Shipwrecks have also been known to occur. Attempts are also made to rescue people in the pubs from normal society and indoctrinate them into
The pack assembles in a quiet corner around a table full of halves of beer. Someone is charged and given a downdown. Then they have to charge someone else
and so it goes on until all have had a downdown. The intension is for everyone to get one downdown. If you do not want to drink the beer you can nominate
anyone as your designated drinker.
We have never found out how an ASSTITTY evening comes to an end because we keep getting thrown out of the PoW at something called closing time when the
power fails and the lights go out.
So who goes to ASSTITTY? Athletes from hash groups, we may not be athletes at the beginning of the evening but we are at the end of the evening! Athletes?
Or was it artists?
The pack is usually about 12, mostly men (75%). So women have a much higher chance of being privileged with being a hare. Women are also held in high
esteem because of their much higher Boaty handling skills.
Can't make it for 7pm? Find out who is running and we can get the hares to text you the name of the pubs being
visited. Or join us at the PoW at ~10pm. Each runner gets 1/4 of a point for each pub visited, so you too can be in the running for the coveted 100%-er
award for the highest attender for the year and the highest achiever of the year.
Once a year ASSTITTY arranges a "Have-it-away Day" when after starting at the PoW at 7pm, then take a train out
of Aberdeen (Stonehaven? Dyce? Inverurie?) visit two pubs and return to PoW for 10pm.
So what is Boaty? Can't tell you everything....