Those lovely Christmas parties

Community Leader
Registered: 07-16-2001
Those lovely Christmas parties
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Fri, 12-09-2011 - 6:53pm
Mine is tomorrow. I was kind of pressured into going when I'd really rather not. Everyone was a little irritated that dinner was $30 for something pretty simple (that's expensive around here). One of the two people hosting is my unstable colleague I've posted about before. If I had told her I didn't want to go, I would have had my head bitten off! Apparently, she has all of this elaborate stuff planned. Most of us would just rather sit and socialize, not deal with structured games and stuff. I overheard that she was even going to make us draw tables to determine where to sit and who to sit with. I think my principal was going to put a stop to that.

So my plan is to go, have dinner and maybe a drink, then leave with a friend to meet another friend for more drinks! Let's hope my plan goes off without incident.

How do you get through those lovely parties you don't want to attend?

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Community Leader
Registered: 01-25-2010
Wed, 12-14-2011 - 11:22pm

scenerio Six

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iVillage Member
Registered: 05-04-2007
Tue, 12-13-2011 - 11:30am

That is how ours went. Employees only, at the office. Lunch & then cookies in the afternoon with coffee.

It was fine.

Good distraction frees us from emotional pain, bad distraction gives you a mouth full of whizz. ~~~ Guru Tugginmypudha
iVillage Member
Registered: 04-21-2008
Tue, 12-13-2011 - 8:35am

I agree, Music -- I think a lunch Christmas party would be much more appropriate for the employee-only parties.

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iVillage Member
Registered: 11-28-1999
Mon, 12-12-2011 - 3:52pm

I think if they have one of those employee only type of parties, it should be lunch or get out of work early--not after hours.

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-19-2011
Mon, 12-12-2011 - 3:41pm

I always have a reason why I need to leave at a certain time-call me anti social but if I don't, I'll get roped in to being there all night.

iVillage Member
Registered: 02-26-2011
Mon, 12-12-2011 - 2:09pm

This strikes me as one of those sad rituals that we do as a culture that are disassociated from warmth or meaning.

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-21-2008
Mon, 12-12-2011 - 11:11am

My DH's company is incredibly anti-spouse/family friendly.

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Community Leader
Registered: 07-16-2001
Sun, 12-11-2011 - 6:27pm
Yes, it was. One of them was my principal, though, and that's been her style lately. The other two people were their dates, so they were just following along.

If the hostess asks me if I had fun or comments at all about how I didn't look like I was having fun, I'll probably tell her what happened, leaving out the part where I knew who it was that told them to move.
iVillage Member
Registered: 11-28-1999
Sun, 12-11-2011 - 5:41pm

Yuck!

Community Leader
Registered: 07-16-2001
Sun, 12-11-2011 - 2:33pm

Today I'm trying to get some projects done and get my house cleaned.

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