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Yikes! Christmas Party
As heralded in an email last week the details have just been sent out for that most trying of events - the "Work Christmas Party". I was determined when I started this job to be quite positive about spending time with my colleagues, but my enthusisasm has been well drummed out of me.

So what should I do?

I could just ignore it - it's a Friday evening, in Oxford when I'd rather be on a train, in Birmingham or London, or infact doing anything fun, and it costs £12.

I could go - it'll look like I'm making an effort. I can talk to my colleagues about their wives and kids, we could bitch about our bosses and I could get drunk on expensive cocktails. In other words I could send myself to hell.

So, in the spirit of "ticky box" - a poll!!!
Poll #196961 Christmas Party Hell

Should I go to the ball?


Current Mood: cranky cranky

5 lies or Lie to me
oldnick From: oldnick Date: October 27th, 2003 03:45 am (UTC) (Link)
As the one yes (so far) I'd say "yes - but only once" as a fuller reply. It might be fun (although that's extremely unlikely) and it shows willing.
ant_girl From: ant_girl Date: October 27th, 2003 04:20 am (UTC) (Link)
I think these things are what you make them. I always enjoy the Christmas party here, but then again, it doesn't cost £12, and they always have a wonderful cheesey 80s disco. So I just dance and muck around, and try and ignore the fact that I'm surrounded by middle aged academics. ;-)

On the other hand, it could be unutterably dire, whatever you do...
sixtine From: sixtine Date: October 27th, 2003 04:30 am (UTC) (Link)

Pot, kettle..

You should go but just this time. Unless you're going to change jobs before February. If it's really awful you can always leave early - headache etc. 12 squid's nothing.

I'm bringing my leave forward and one of the strong deciding factors was CPHell. I have to organise ours and it's the worst day of the year except for all the other fools getting pissed on free beer. This way, not only to I not have to go, I don't have to organise it either!
uberredfraggle From: uberredfraggle Date: October 27th, 2003 09:59 am (UTC) (Link)
where abouts is it? you should go and drink more than £12 worth of alcohol then come join me in the gloc when u get annoyed with it. i can always do the 'emergency crying down the phone' escape plan for you.
From: ikkleblacktruck Date: October 27th, 2003 01:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
You should only go if you want to, not because it's the done thing.
5 lies or Lie to me