It’s not Christmas until someone makes a holy show of themselves at the office Christmas party.
Here are five lessons from around the web and from our own brave Daily Slog readers who are still (miraculously) in full employment.
Call in the Mother…
“I was Assistant Manager for a fashion retailer while I was in college. They took us for an overnight stay at a hotel for our Christmas party. I got so drunk that I forgot where my room was and kept knocking on some random door. Someone must have complained because the receptionist came up and had a go at me so I ran off like a maniac – down a dead end corridor.
She called the police on me but I was so drunk they didn’t believe I was staying at the hotel – so they took me to the station, put me in a cell and called my Mam to collect me.
On top of having the worst hangover of my life the next day, I had to go to work and hear whispers of – “I think I seen Lauren being escorted out of the hotel by the police last night…”. The shame.”
Channeling Your Inner Elton…
“My office booked a fancy restaurant in Dublin city centre for our Christmas party. Too much free wine too quickly = me coming back from the toilet, sitting at the wrong table wondering why everyone was ignoring me.
I then spotted a piano in the corner of the restaurant and for some reason thought I could play (I can’t). When the waiter finally convinced me to give up banging away on that I wandered off to the toilet and promptly fell asleep under the sink where my colleagues found me.”
The Proclamation of Love…
“A friend was in love with one of her senior colleagues, who had shown no sign of liking her back. At last year’s Christmas party, she was REALLY drunk and plucked up the courage to tell him, saying: ‘I’m really nervous to tell you this, I know this might be a shock but I’m in love with you.’
“He replied: ‘I know, you told me at last year’s Christmas party.’” (HuffPost UK)
”Don’t Tell Bruce …”
“I saw a coworker complain about a recent assignment, then say, ‘Don’t tell Bruce I was complaining.’ She was talking to her boss, Bruce.” (Business Insider)
— Bloom Search (@bloomsearchusa) December 4, 2018