Hope this doesn’t make me sound like Scrooge or anything, but I’ve got to be honest. ‘Tis the season for parties and I’d rather stick a fork in my eye. Don’t get me wrong. I really like the Christmas season. I can handle shortbread and mince tarts just fine. Veggies and dips are good. I’m even okay with fruit cake, especially the West Indian version, which is called rum cake. For good reason, because the fruit steeps in it for a year.
Egg nog makes me gag, but I can usually get out of drinking that.
I’m fine with getting together with friends and family. It’s company parties I’m referring to. Oh, those are painful. When I worked full time I used to DREAD the agency Christmas blow-outs! To begin with, there could never just be a party. There was always ‘business’ to attend to first. The endless speeches and presentations. The year-end business results. The ‘highlights’ from the last twelve months. As if we couldn’t remember them.
By the time it was done, you were in a coma (if you were lucky), and in desperate need of a drink. Because Management knew the only Continue reading