Beware the Xmas works do

Yes it’s that time of the year when all the amateur drinkers are out in force. Having to fight your way to the pub in the first place, past all the jostling shoppers is the least of your worries. Throughout the evening you are often confronted by the once a year drinkers who plainly should not be drinking. Ever. The works do at xmas can be fraught with tensions and drama, so with that in mind i thought i’d ask the question….

Whats the most embarrassing thing to happen to you or at a works do?

For me it was a good 20 odd years ago when, extremely inebriated on free Grolsh, i mauled one of the secretaries (with consent i should add, we just shouldn’t have pursued our amorous intentions in front of the rest of the office but spirits were running high!).

So i thought i’d start this thread to provide a home for some cautionary and perhaps humorous  tales of what could go wrong.

‘Mon you know you want to. Just please keep identities out of it discretion being the better part of valour and all that.

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  • 2 frys 2 teas

    Cautionary tales indeed…

    Excessive alcohol consumption is the scurge of the modern world…..

    Alcohol dispenses with that all important quality -‘responsibility’.

    I don’t understand why it is neccessary to drink so much that you behave in a fashion which you regret when sober?

    People die on our roads because of it
    Wives are battered because of it
    Children physically abused because of it
    Our hospitals our under pressure because of it
    Police time diverted because of it
    the list is endless….

  • circles

    The work’s christmas do may indeed be a modern scourge – but going out on the lash has been around a while

  • JAH

    Christmas 1987, at the end of the yuppie era there was almost nonstop partying for all of December in London. Including work.

    Out at the lunchtime do, it of course continued into the evening. Apparantly at some point assorted female staff members decided I would look better standing at the bar in my yfronts…thankgod cameras were a rarity in them there days.

  • Rory Carr

    I certainly cannot recall any Christmas party where I was so under the influence of alcohol that I may have committed an indiscretion (and I should warn anyone who foolishly and erroneously believes that they can recall such incidents that my solicitors are standing by).

    And that includes you, Mary Green, and you Sue Thomas, and you, Debbie Winterbottom and you, Natasha Finlayson and…