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How did your work Christmas parties go?

farnarkler 19 December 2008 35

Where they as bad as you expect or did you get so drunk you can’t remember?

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el el 12:50 am 21 Dec 08

Got home at 4:30AM from mine. Shtfaced, but everyone was generally well behaved.

Nobody shat themselves as far as I’m aware.

Granny Granny 12:03 am 21 Dec 08

I don’t believe in getting embarrassingly drunk. I just get embarrassingly tipsy.

: )

Thumper Thumper 9:37 pm 20 Dec 08

Hehe, nah mate.

Growling Ferret Growling Ferret 9:28 pm 20 Dec 08

old blokes trying to pretend that they really are ‘with it’ with young chicks

You resemble that remark don’t you Thumper?

Thumper Thumper 9:14 pm 20 Dec 08

I can’t stand workplace xmas parties. Non stop brown nosing by the networking weasels, bad jokes, forced conversation, people who don’t drink often getting embarrassingly drunk, old boilers with a gut full of champers trying to race of the young blokes, old blokes trying to pretend that they really are ‘with it’ with young chicks.

Actually, it’s all good really 😉

hoolahawk hoolahawk 8:12 pm 20 Dec 08

Most people got drunk and made fools of themselves…no surprises. At least this year no-one tried to stick their fingers up my arse (I believe the term is to Hopoate someone!)

Pesty Pesty 7:34 pm 20 Dec 08

Gungahlin Al said :

“the boss’s wife’s shoes!
(Did I get the apostrophes right?)”

Yep.

While I think about it, don’t go to Rydges Lakeside for Xmas day. Crap food, too many people, noisy as hell, too expensive, and the service woeful. My comment from last year’s thread: “But if you enjoy shelling out $90 for the privilege of queuing with plate in hand for 70 minutes, go right ahead…”

You are not wrong mate, we went there recently, it took 45 minutes to get drinks! Never again.

OzChick OzChick 2:07 pm 20 Dec 08

My work xmas party was on yesterday, it was good. I had a sore head afterwards.

grunge_hippy grunge_hippy 11:25 am 20 Dec 08

after working myself into a frenzy and being too excited about it, i felt crappy all day and ended up going home early after 1 drink. plus it was friggin cold out on the lake!!

farnarkler farnarkler 7:26 am 20 Dec 08

Good to hear things weren’t too bad. I used to enjoy organising Xmas lunches for a 100 strong division of a government office. In those days, 15 years ago, you could get a three course meal at one of the hotels on Northbourne for $25. I guess prices have gone up a little!!

sheer sheer 12:12 am 20 Dec 08

Our’s was up there with the best, I have to say. You know it’s going to be a big night when there’s an after-party organised.

I’m regretting that karaoke now, though… it didn’t even seem like a good idea at the time, but someone has to get it all started, right?

ant ant 11:38 pm 19 Dec 08

Gungahlin Al said :

“the boss’s wife’s shoes!

I can’t find my shooooooooooes. (/swift and shift)

Gungahlin Al Gungahlin Al 10:12 pm 19 Dec 08

“the boss’s wife’s shoes!
(Did I get the apostrophes right?)”

Yep.

While I think about it, don’t go to Rydges Lakeside for Xmas day. Crap food, too many people, noisy as hell, too expensive, and the service woeful. My comment from last year’s thread: “But if you enjoy shelling out $90 for the privilege of queuing with plate in hand for 70 minutes, go right ahead…”

Ponkygirl Ponkygirl 4:36 pm 19 Dec 08

There was a musical number performed. I’ve worked on and off here for quite a few years and there is ALWAYS some bastard with a guitar. Is this something common in the public service, or just us?

nyssa76 nyssa76 4:32 pm 19 Dec 08

I just got home from mine….not bad at all and much better than last years.

Drinks only after students left and the food was awesome.

imarty imarty 4:31 pm 19 Dec 08

Just as it happens fabforty, ours was at Flint and it was great (what I can remember) great food, great service and as I said previously great wine and we picked the cheapest @ about $32 a bottle.
Probably not the best place for a christmas function as we were seated in front of the kitchen and it was noisy but a great time was had by all.
LOL at your other comment re vomiting on the boss’s wife’s shoes!
(Did I get the apostrophes right?)

fabforty fabforty 4:20 pm 19 Dec 08

Danman said :

@$50 a head I chose to not go to mine – and save telling what I really think.

It wasn’t at Flint by any chance was it Danman ? If so, you saved yourself a fairly crap time.

On another note, a couple of years ago I witnessed an inebriated colleague front up to a very senior person at our workplace, tell senior person’s wife what he thought of her dress sense, then (before we could save him) vomit on the same persons shoes.

Gobbo Gobbo 3:10 pm 19 Dec 08

I was invited to five. I worked through four. I went to the one held on last Saturday, as I didn’t have to work.

Danman Danman 2:40 pm 19 Dec 08

self funded as in a user pays arrangement.

Danman Danman 2:39 pm 19 Dec 08

I can not believe how many agencies pay for their own x-mas parties.

In my experience through several agencies, its always been self funded or funded through social club fundraising

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