This year the office do was held in Tiger Tiger, outside the Printworks.
As usual the venue is shared with other people. One group being “Manchester City Council”
We got vouchers for 2 free cocktails which was very good indeed.
I was prepared very well this year.
NEW Steel and Jelly shirt + NEW Base London shoes. (plus a hair cut early on the week!)
First thing was how strange most people are in the climate change team. We were all wearing stripy shirts. This ended up being a big topic and team uniform! Sh1t!
There were already people in there from other companies. We didn’t exactly get the warm welcome.
A female came over and ask who we work for, etc, etc. I said “Enviros”, an Environmental Consultancy. She didn’t have a clue!
And then she noted that there were only us guys have arrived and ask so no girls works in your company?
I honestly said, our girls take lot longer to prepare, that’s all!
Then came the thought of either us guys not good enough for her or is she like girls (the other side!).
Both thoughts have triggered me to set my task for the night.
- Finding out her name
- Have a conversation with her
Unfortunately without going to too much detail, I FAILED!
The night wasn’t as good as I was hoping. There was drinks but I didn’t get really drunk, there wasn’t much room for my dancing and I wasn’t as humorous I wanted to be.
The food was buffet style and was ok. It is not fantastic but actually the buffet style for party is excellent.
I will tell our “Party Animal” Organiser, Andrea (our office support) this.
As the night went on, most of the girls was dancing. Also a mention goes to the 2 slick movers from CLIMATE CHANGE! A and E.
It was sometime quite funny and sometime quite boring!
I was going to spend the night at someone’s place, since he has rented a 2 bedroom apartment all to himself.
But I didn’t as a punishment for my failed task, I went home.
In fact I walked. I was going to get a taxi but, I just walk further and further to the point it is not worth it.
This has helped me to work off all the alcohol and so I didn’t get any hangover the next morning. Great!
Anyway, it took me about 45minutes. (Not bad going!)
Merry Christmas everyone!