- Should I go to my Christmas Party 2 – (feeling sensitive content).
I work from home and so haven’t been invited to any of the office Christmas parties this year (which isn’t a bad thing), instead I plan to hold my own Christmas anti-social tonight in my living room (after the Mrs has gone to bed), where I plan on drinking too much, falling out with myself and finally sexually harassing myself!!Posted 4 years agowillardMember
I gave up going to office social does when I got told that I was funny when I was drunk. Whilst I do have a lot of friends amongst my work colleagues, I’m not really one to want to socialise with the whole office, despite the free food and booze.
Giving up alcohol for pretty much the whole of this year has not really helped my desire to socialise either, it just makes me realise how loud and obnoxious most people get after a few pints.Posted 4 years agowinston_dogMember
Some relentless commenting
You mean normal workplace Christmas party piss take?
really sensitive and frankly black mood
Unfortunately it worked a bit too well. They probably didn’t mean to really upset you and were probably looking forward to watching your pissed persona turn up at the party. Shame you and they missed it!
Suggest you MTFU and don’t take yourself so seriously, you’re not the centre of the universe!Posted 4 years ago
winston_dog – Member
…you’re not the centre of the universe!
An nor did I want to be. There are other work issues which relates to the black mood comment, I felt it better not to drink and run the risk of spouting inappropriately about those.
Oh, and about the “learn how to handle your beer comment”, wise up big boy, when you’re in your 40’s with 2 kids you’ll be in this place with the rest of us.Posted 4 years agomrmoofoMember
“learn how to handle your beer comment”, wise up big boy, when you’re in your 40’s with 2 kids you’ll be in this place with the rest of us.
But the rest of us do seem to be able to handle ourselves and alcohol, so I’m not sure of your point.
Slightly off topic – a company I work for had their Xmas party in Summer (yup!) and it was themed as Wild West. Everyone got right royaly drunk. Then one of the female employees decide to strip naked and offer her body to all comers.Posted 4 years ago
Someone decided to take her up on said offer. So the happy couple trapsed off to the portaloo for waht was surely a great experience for both.
Christ knows why someone from the senior management didn’t ake some responsibility of the situation. Unless, of course, they felt it was an appropriate thing for a works function.
Christmas do’s are so shit. Why do we all go on these big nights out with morons you hardly know or like or have anything in common with apart from the fact you just happen to work at the same place!? Its ridiculous. Id rather be out on my bike. ill be going along to ours tonight, but only beacause i work away and have nowt better to do. its a free feed and booze up i suppose, but im back in at 7am so itll not be a late one. if it was a thursday or friday id just go home instead.Posted 4 years agotrail_ratMember
didnt bother going to ours which was on saturday as id already comitted to fitting some doors in the house.
come monday morning i was reminded why i didnt go …
he went with her to the toilets – she sat outside all night moaning because of what he said , he said she said …..
nah i was quite happy at home.
i left early last year having not had a drop of alcohol and found my self being accused when i went back to the office of making one of the lassies greet about something at a club i wasnt even at….. i left at 6pm…..Posted 4 years agoalpinMember
being self-employed i get invited to a myriad of crimbo do’s. some are nice sit down affairs, a few are just a meet up in a bar and two are at Christmas markets/Winter festivals.
the highlight, though, is the Anti-Xmas party in one of the workshops held in January.
a nice meal at an Italian up the road and then 12 hours of debauchery, poker, a myriad of drugs and two scantily clad hostesses.
last Jan i needed two days to recover and people still talk about it now.Posted 4 years agospawnofyorkshireSubscriber
I’m missing my works do for a second year in a row. There’s some really good folks here, but some absolute ass-hats as well.
I’d rather be out with my mates on mad-friday enjoying myself than tip-toeing around peoples drunken issues.
I’d never get drunk round some of the guys i work with, i just don’t trust them not to do something stupid and embroil me in it
My old job had some epic xmas do’s that were really good fun, started at lunch with a slap up feed and then finished at two in the morning. No arguing, not illicit encounters, not rumours. Just a good day/night outPosted 4 years ago
Can you not drink responsibly? What’s wrong with having something to eat first then a couple of beers and knowing when to stop?Posted 4 years ago
Then you remain on the ball while watching other peoples desperate work angst carnage unfold during the evening.
If you can’t handle your emotions/drinking like an adult then don’t go.john_drummerMember
Why do we all go on these big nights out with morons you hardly know or like or have anything in common with apart from the fact you just happen to work at the same place!? Its ridiculous. Id rather be out on my bike
and then immediately afterwards:
ill be going along to ours tonight, but only beacause i work away and have nowt better to do.
seriously?Posted 4 years ago
what would you be doing if it wasn’t a Xmas dinner with people you hardly know or like? do that instead.
MrSmith – Member
If you can’t handle your emotions/drinking like an adult then don’t go.
What a clown/troll. You act like you don’t know that alcohol is a chemical and changes peoples brain activity and therefore behaviour via chemical reaction.
I wish we were all so great as you.Posted 4 years agoedlongMember
We don’t have one any more. There was too much moaning and complaining. If it was too christmassy, the non-Christians complained that it wasn’t inclusive. If it wasn’t christmassy enough, the other half of the people complained about that, so the people that organised it got sick of half the company moaning at their efforts and stopped it altogether.
We’re also a “dry” organisation, so no booze-related problems / entertainment were a factor.Posted 4 years ago
I wish we were all so great as you.
being able to have a handle on how much to drink or knowing when to take it a bit easy (say at a works do where you don’t want to be the one they talk about the next morning) is hardly a difficult proposition for an adult, most of us drank till we puked/fell over/passed out/stole a traffic cone in our youth but if you haven’t learned this life skill beyond the age 25 (if you drink alcohol) then you may have a relationship with alcohol thats beyond the help of an internet cycling forum.Posted 4 years ago
You didn’t understand my post did you? I didn’t say at the ripe old age at 41 I continued to drink until I puke, grab the nearest girls tits, pour a pint of blue bols over my head or anything like that.
In fact, my OP if you read it properly has a series of contributing factors regarding me feeling in the “wrong” mood to enjoy a Christmas party, ONE of those comments being piss taking regarding my alledged behaviour after copious (which amounts to 3 pints + these days) amounts of booze. And that comment is that apparantly my volume level raises.
I think Mr Smith you are making a judgment and alluding to childish behaviour of the like which I didn’t describe, and therefore you simply are wrong in your judgement.
And like an Adult, I made an adult decision to not drink at the party, and to leave early and take my mood elsewhere so everyone else wasn’t affected. Hardly childish, so lets please not bother keep implying it eh?Posted 4 years ago
a couple of points.
i read your O.P. (more than once)
you simply are wrong in your judgement.
what that adults should be able to control themselves? i think they can and should. i alluded to childish behaviour? actually it was student behaviour i alluded to and how as you grow older you learn how to mostly leave a lot of that behind.
how loud I apparantly get when pissed, how I apparantly came close to being punched last time out by another colleague for winding him up on top of that has put me in a really sensitive and frankly black mood.
so i misread that as fact, i didn’t realise your work colleges are making all that up. i do apologise for that error.Posted 4 years agowrightysonMember
Errrrr I’m 38 and I stole the bollard thing with the arrow on last year. I put it back the next morning. Does this make me an alcoholic?Posted 4 years ago
My best mates back from oz in 7 days, we have a bit of history for doing stupid things when out on the lash. Does this make us both alcoholics?
Or a we just having a laugh?
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