Monday, December 12, 2005

The dreaded Christmas Party

The Christmas Party a staple of this time of year. They can be form of torture if not done correctly

How many times have you been to a party only to wish you were home all curled up watching TV? I think the worst part is the contrived gift exchange. If you're forced to exchange gifts with people you don't even know, I ask, what's the sense. Save your $10.00.

Then there's the booze, inevitably someone doesn't know when to say when, and ends up making a total ass of themselves to the embarrassingly of everyone there. This can really happen at family Christmas Parties, because people seem to feel free to say anything they want, I mean hell their family right?

There's the wonderful, "Let's all go to a restaurant" Christmas Party, where your group of 15 garners a bill of over $1000.00 and there's always the math whiz in the group that doesn't understand that yea while you only had the salad and water and it came to $15.00, you're on the same tab as everyone else. Therefore your $15.00 salad just turned into $40.00 when you count your share of tip and tax on a $1000.00 tab.

Of course the weather can be an issue, nothing like sliding home on ice covered roads only to go in to a ditch and have to dig and push the car, while in slacks and wingtips.

Yes it truly is a wonderful time of the year.

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