Friday, 22 December 2017

There's no need to be unhappy



It's the last day in the office for two weeks, dear reader - and time for a party!!

Xmas is the season for...
  • Surviving mainly on a diet of chocolate-based foodstuffs.
  • Drinking with people who you don't really give a shit about and, if you didn't work with them, would probably never speak to in your entire life.
  • Gritting your teeth at the utter shit you have to endure in every shop you enter: vast queues of halfwits, seasonal staff who couldn't tie their own shoelaces without a diagram, crap produce at twice normal price because it's in a box with some holly on it, and endless banal "festive" muzak like Wings, Shaky, Mariah. And knowing that once the Boxing Day sales start, everything you've bought will be half price.
  • Boring people not getting any more interesting because they have an "amusing" jumper with reindeer on it.
  • Dogs - even tramp dogs - with pullovers and reindeer antlers on.
  • Annual reunion parties at which everyone spends the first hour talking about their latest ailments.
  • Utter bollocks "stocking filler" gifts like inflatable hipster beards, "poo-ing reindeer" jellybean dispensers, retro games ("Jacks", Mah-Jong, Rubik's cubes, etc) that nobody understands or can be bothered to read the instructions, or comedy socks or mugs.
  • Observing that everyone you speak to has a little twinkly bit of glitter somewhere on their face/hand/frock from opening a cheap card.
  • Trying to find an intelligent television programme amongst the "Christmas Specials".
  • Trying to find a radio station that isn't playing carols, Slade or any kind of Xmas music at all.
  • And...



...doing the hand movements to YMCA!


Thank Disco It's (Festive) Friday!

10 comments:

  1. Have a wonderful Christmas, Jon, and Happy Blogging in the New Year!
    Sx

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    1. I'm sure we will find
      Many ways to have a good time!

      Jx

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  2. It makes me glad to be a shut-in.

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    1. Keep away from all of it if you can - it's the best defence... Jx

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  3. I can pop over here, sure of someone besides myself whose attitude to the commercial nonsense is Bah!Humbug.
    That said, I hope all the nice bloggers enjoy their festivities. Now I'll go back to the jazz on the radio.

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    1. (Trad) Jazz and Bah Humbug - perfect. Jx

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  4. I make it a point never to attend office Christmas parties.

    My colleagues are envious of me and yet spiteful at the same time.

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    1. Spite and envy are all part-and-parcel of office life, my dear. The trick is to be the bitchiest of them all; that's my modus operandi anyhow! Jx

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  5. If the children of the corn (and their family) from the first picture try carolling around here, I won't be able to heed the advice of the Fascinating Aida ladies from the previous post...

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    1. Always have a can of mace handy by the door at this time of year... Jx

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