We had ours at an 'eat as much as you like' Chinese place local to us, and they're a good bunch so it was very informal and a laugh. Nice to see the wives that are normally quite well to do letting their hair down after a few sherrys lol. (Thank god !)We've had ours.
Usual 'bring a party to a party' thing.
Strange thing is, this is the first year I really didn't enjoy it.
Money spent on new shirt/shoes etc, neither of which will get worn much again.
I'd much rather have spent the dosh on a curry night with friends.
Do you think those people welcomed you chatting to them about work?Went - chatted to the right important people - planted a few ideas
Aaaah the joys of a xmas do.The only amusing story I can immediately recall was last year when the youngest lad in the company at just 17 went home with a 52 year old woman.
YesDo you think those people welcomed you chatting to them about work?
NoOr wished you'd just sod off and leave them alone?
I can see normal chrimbo-dos being like this - ours are not normal There was also far too little booze flowing for anyone to even be 10% cut. Bit of a come-down from a few years ago where we booked out Ciprianis for our Christmas doNo offence, but I'm on the side of the fence where half-cut employees often come to me with comments and ideas at a xmas do.
Oh yes, almost brought a tear to my eye, knowing how much I'd been appreciated.Nice to see that your boss appreciates your services.
but at the misses one you can be as drunk as you want and make a complete idiot of yourself without doing the walk of shame the next morningGot mine on the 16th, right after payday. Can't do it mind as the missus Christmas do is on the same day, and I already agreed to go to that one.
it's nice thats how you think of us but we wont be offended if you leave us unattended to goWas invited to one but I'm going to politely decline
I have better things to waste my Friday evening doing than sitting around with a load of people I don't even know or have to deal with.
I'm afraid since I've been with the missus, the amount I can drink has now falling at a sharp rate. Back in the day, I could drink like a fish. Now, if I have two or more pints, I'm asleep by midnightbut at the misses one you can be as drunk as you want and make a complete idiot of yourself without doing the walk of shame the next morning
my cousin had her wedding receptio nat kew steam museum, that was a very strange day but it was quite cool being around the machines. They even fired one of them up in the evening to show it off a bitOurs is at the National Railway Museum in York, a dinner and dance in the main hall with tables among all the old engines...should be good.