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Monday, December 14, 2009

Smells like team spirit

Wandering through the Town Hall I spot this gem on a departmental noticeboard.

The Departmental Christmas Party has been cancelled.

There will be mince pies at reception. Please help yourself.

14 comments:

Gadjo Dilo said...

:-) Even better would have been: "There are mince pies in Tescos. Please help yourself."

Pat said...

OOoooh what's the story morning glory?

Kevin Musgrove said...

Gadjo: a neat summation of the staff response.

Pat: there had been a few "voluntary redundancies" early in the Autumn. The departmental head decided at the time that there shouldn't be any leaving do's for the people involved and that the Christmas party would do the necessary. Unfortunately, the people on the dole seem to be otherwise engaged on the night in question.

Affer said...

Why is it always mince pies? Now we are all Euroland, is it too much to ask that a glass of gluhwein and a good Heleige-nachtwurst be made available?

Madame DeFarge said...

How will staff have their traditional inappropriate snogs over a mince pie in reception? It's a travesty.

Macy said...

Chiz this being Helminthdale and all, please please please don't eat if they are outside of Best Before date...

Kevin Musgrove said...

Affer: you know why it's always mince pies in the public sector: it's got to be something that you could have bought from Marks & Spencers but actually bought from Aldi.

Madame DeF: looking at the team in question I think the world's a better place for their not going in for any snogging.

Macy: are you sure you haven't worked for us in the past?

:: Wendy :: said...

this almost sounds real, this blog is fictional isn't it?
Do we have to do snogging at the office Christmas party? Please let me know by 8pm Wednesday

B-u-x said...

I just had a spot of deja vu reading this blog...I'm sure I saw exactly the same notice on our work notice board.

*Where are you Christmas, why can't I find you*

ho ho ho

The Topiary Cow said...

Geeze. Our department is also NOT having a Christmas party, because the boss couldn't come on any of the days...

Pretty much sucks that you can't even have a party once a year, especially if this was also to recognize the people who left.

Sure sign of the decline of...well, everything.

Moo!

wendy house said...

I'm bringing a (well worn) sock puppet to the party to fulfill any and all xmas party snogging requirements.

geraldgee said...

Dont try that at home children.

Kevin Musgrove said...

Wendy: the names and dates are changed but everything in this blog has happened. I find that scary.

B-u-x: hello and welcome! And commiserations.

Ms. Cow: aargh! OK, you've got us beat this year!

Wendy: Flat Eric's anyone's after an egg nog, isn't he?

Geraldgee: quite right dear sir.

wendy house said...

There is a good reason why Flat Eric is YELLOW
OMG the party is tomorrow night, I'm seriously scared, maybe I should take Eric and clame insanity

That this blog is heavily based on Reality is something it will take me drugs to fully comprehend. I've started now.