Happy New Year soon.
Let me recap on my work’s Xmas do.
This year we had our Xmas do at the Yang Sing (Apparently the best in China Town).
Might be on reputation but not on food any more! It is Yang Shit from now on!
Mark in the office gave me a lift to town. Thanks. So we were there pretty earlier. I am as many of you know not that sociable but so end up speaking to whoever was next to me. The waiter directed us away from the bar area to our table. This year there were 55 of us and allocated to 4 big and 1 small table.
My day started off very well, I’ve got a scalextric for my secret Santa (Thanks Andrew C). I was lazy this year, I got someone a bottle of Martini Asti. I have heard that it was opened and shared around the office. So at least I known it is of some use! And also work-wise. I was at a meeting and although I haven’t done much work we were able to keep the client relatively happy and no DIFFICULT questions.
Sorry back to the party.
Let just say I weren’t at the right table. I don’t want to offend anyone! So the food was crap, etc. People who came out on the SOGS Xmas dinner with me will acknowledge that meal was £30 including drinking and still has enough spare changes for a round of drinks afterward. And not to stress the food was good since I ordered from the “Chinese Menu”, excellent in fact. So here at Yang Shit it was £32 not including drinks, I felt very much let down striaghtaway.
Anyway after the dinner we moved on to the third floor where the PUB is. trust me it does look like a pub and a dancefloor. When we were there, there were alot of people there (the second sitting people), too crowded to my liking. Anyway still very much sober but started to get some free drinks. (In return for fixing David’s PC, I kindly accept the currency “BEER”). Still very full at this stage. The pint of boddies went down very slowly. But then there was a surprise.
Someone came over and chat to me. It was a girl. Not from the office. At first I can’t really tell how old she was, mid 20s but my mind just went dead. I know she is called Rebecca and works for Stockport Council. Not that much more, unfortunately I was too shy I guess and the conversation did really last that long. What a shame but anyway I was quite happy then.
There was funny moments like one of my directors perform a CLASSIC “YOUR DAD’s DANCING”. Classico!! very funny and yet very embarrassing. There were also other embarrassing moments, he was talking to me and try to invite me over for Christmas. I have already said I have plans but he went on and said. (PLEASE NOTE I AM EXTREMELY GRATEFUL THAT HE ASKED BUT UNFORTUNATELY I REALLY DID HAVE PLANS!!!!!!!!!)
“Oh, you don’t really want to meet my daughter then!”
What should I suppose to say! The truth!
I was still embrassed about his dancing. So can’t really just say “Great yeah thanks”.
And I hate to be setup! It will just be too awkward. Thanks but no thanks
Ok and there is more to come.
I didn’t have the courage to speak to that girl again but anyway, I will learn next time.
After Yang Shit, we went to Orchid Karaoke bar. Again very crowded and I didn’t realise then one of my director fell off the long stairs and landed on top of a female colleague. I was just following the main crowd (about 10 left now!) didn’t realise anything had happended. We had one drink and went to the Ibis hotel where some of them are staying. The bar was closed and we were just waiting. A couple of girls got their jeans on (It was cold and they are not from Newcastle!)
We then searched for a bar. Bare in mind it was about 2am, now that everywhere are closed or closing. But we stumbled into Charlies – A Chinese karaoke bar. Sorry a dodgy Chinese karaoke bar to be precised. It was full of Englishs so that was alright. But I was constantly telling people that this place is well dodgy. Anyway we left at about 3am, got a taxi lift and my night was finished.
Please tell me your Xmas party memories too.