Thursday, 23 December 2010

Office Christmas party blues

I don't know about you, but when the office Christmas party comes round again, I become all bah humbug about it. To put it bluntly, I hate it. It's not that I don't get on with my colleagues, but seeing that I spend more time with them than I do at home with my own family, the last thing I want to do is sit with them eating mediocre festive fair and pretending to be jolly. Ho, ho ho! Let's all get pissed and have a blast!

In fairness, it's not as bad as all that, but to my mind there is a certain pressure that comes with any office party, but particularly Christmas ones,  where unless you are reduced to silly blind drunkenness and forced cheer, you are the odd one out. 

Incidentally, I didn't wear any perfume today. Bad moods and perfume don't go particularly well together, but now that our firm has closed until the new year, I am on holiday and looking forward to trying all the samples Carol sent me recently. I've already sampled DSH Festive and Sandalo Inspiritu, both of which are great, but more about them another day.


  1. Michael, I couldn't agree with you more, and I have fairly tight boundaries around work and my personal time. Like you, I enjoy my colleagues fine, but do we really have to party together? If truth be told, many of them feel the same way. So why the hell do we keep doing it?

    Because it's a tradition. Traditions can suck.

  2. Thanks for the comment Josephine. I'm glad someone else feels like I do. At least I know I don't have a hangover today!

  3. I'm glad you have over a week off of work! Happy Holidays Michael to you and yours!

  4. I believe that Miss Manners said that the best possible office Christmas party is the manager telling everyone to go home early.

    Though I must say that I was once part of a close enough work team that we really did enjoy the occasional holiday event organized by our team leader. I think that's a rarity, though.

  5. Thank you Frida. I will make the most of it!

  6. Chicken Freak, I like that advice. Perhaps I should bear that in mind for next year!



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