Fogharty - 10:35 a.m. Pacific Time - April 28, 2005 - #7956 of 8136
OK. So yesterday was Administrative Professional's Day and to celebrate and to honor these hardworking individuals, the Social Committee came up with a super-duper peachy keen idea!
Let's have a prom!
Yes, let's meet in the back room over the lunch hour, bring photos of ourselves at our high school proms, dress up (sorta) with the women wearing corsages (that they must provide themselves) and there will be dance music, and colors and themes and big collages representing the last 40 years of prom life! Oh, and punch! And cookies! And if you choose not to go you are branded as "not a team player."
Is it just me, but I can't see why we just can't just have free food, a quick "you all do a good job" and more free food? Why do they have to wrap up their "appreciation" in these saccharine, gimmicky, cutesy-eutesy displays? I know it's hard for a committee to make anything in the workplace seem like fun but ... still.
Anyway, I'm the office party-pooper now, especially when I mentioned casually how upsetting my prom was, what with Carrie White burning down the gym and all.
I'm also getting to opt out of a team-building meeting today where everyone was told (yesterday) that they must bring lawn chairs. The same person who is organizing the meeting is also on the social committee BTW, and it obviously never occurred to her that maybe some people don't own lawn chairs, or if they do, they park about half a mile away from the building and then will have to lug them up two flights of stairs.
The reason for the lawn chairs that was revealed to me (since I won't be attending) is that the organizer thought they would "look cute" and fit in with the theme of the party, which is "Survivor."
David Lettvin - 10:38 a.m. Pacific Time - May 2, 2005 - #4834 of 4920
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