Sunday, December 19, 2010
The Christmas Work Party.
Anyway I am in the midst of the office Christmas party season as is everyone else. It’s a strange dance between drinking enough to appear social and not so much that you say or do something antisocial. Think drunk guy stumbling through the different circles of conversations and knocking over the gift table to get back to the bar or worse.
The open bar has been the death of many a career and the ascendant of very few. What I always find interesting is that what was said that I am sure will cause a painful career backlash for the parties involved comes to nothing, but the off hand iniquitous remark becomes the ball affixed to the leg of ones career. Then add to the fun that everyone in the room is a cop and trained to notice the smallest detail and commit them to memory...the party may be for one night but the legend lives forever.
So, be careful, not only to avoid the drunken driving crash but the drunken career crash as well.
P.S. stay with beer, the others are killers. Or well...moderation but that seems to run away before I could ever have a chance to catch it.