“The people you work with are people you were just throw together with. You know, you don’t know them, it wasn’t your choice, and yet you spend more time with them then you do your friends or your family. But probably all you’ve got in common is the fact that you walk around on the same bit of carpet for 8 hours a day”. (Tim from ‘The Office’, Christmas Special Part 2, 2003)
The office or work Christmas party – either the most deadly dull affair with everyone drinking ginger beer because they have to drive home or the wildest, most alcohol fueled event of the year. I’m sure you’ve been to both. There’ll be food, there will hopefully be wine, there’ll be crackers and party hats and everyone trying to be jolly. It most likely will be a lunch, but may end up as a shindig at someone’s house. Whatever, the office Christmas party is an event that we are obliged to go to, and force ourselves to enjoy.
Since moving to New Zealand I haven’t experienced an office Christmas ‘do’, due to temporary work and the fact that last year I was the only one from my team around (how sad was that?). Anyway, the work Christmas parties I experienced in Copenhagen were something else – lots of (always bad) food, free alcohol, a review of the year acted by some colleagues, dancing and always a little scandal. They were events to remember – or forget!
Anyway, there are other Christmas parties, such as the one I was at tonight at my Pilates studio. Sparkling wine, nibbles, and a chance to talk to others who love Pilates, and even better, to meet up with a fellow blogger. Whatever type of seasonal ‘do’ you go to, have fun!
*The featured image is of an unforgettable Christmas ‘do’ in Copenhagen with pizza and beer. Love to all of you who were there!
*The opening quote is from the British version of The Office, the original series.