21 Aug 2011

Pros and cons of the “Thursday office party"


Pros:-
Getting to leave work early. Whatever the excuse is leaving work early is always a big plus!
Free bar – need I say more?!
 …Okay, past the above two points, I’m kinda struggling here.
Cons
Friday morning hangovers...*bleurgh!*  Hangovers should be spent in bed, not at your desk in front of your computer pretending to work and doing anything to get rid of that gnawing feeling in your head.
Ridiculous end of the week meetings.  I’ve somehow developed the ability to nod and smile while tuning out everything that’s being said to me.
Too sick to drink coffee and too tired to stay awake. There’s no winning with this situation.-  Other people who were out with you and seemed as drunk as you were but are somehow absolutely fine on Friday – and they insist on showing this off!
Unlike the above, I actually went back to work still drunk (the hangover slowly and surely in a few hours) and once I found myself almost going to kiss my director (at 8.30am!) I figured it was probably time to go to the loo and have a little sober-up-nap else I was pretty sure I’d be jobless by the end of the day. Official verdict – I detest “Thursday office parties”!


25 comments:

{ Barbara Kloss } at: 21 August 2011 at 16:30 said...

Oh, dear! I'm so sorry. How miserable to feel at work on a Friday :(

Um, and thanks for finding me! I LOVE London and can't wait to read about more of your adventures...I just hope you feel better for most of them, lol :D

{ chasing empty pavements } at: 21 August 2011 at 17:39 said...

Hahah, I love when people admit going into work still drunk. I'm guilty of it myself. Haha. Anyways, thanks for the follow. I love your blog AND your name!

{ laughingwolf } at: 21 August 2011 at 23:25 said...

at least you didn't end up kissing the pavement! :O lol

{ Lynda R Young } at: 22 August 2011 at 01:54 said...

Yep, Thursday office parties aren't a win in my book either.

{ Alleged Author } at: 22 August 2011 at 03:03 said...

Oh yes, definitely watch the alcohol! Hope you felt better!

{ Chari T } at: 22 August 2011 at 03:42 said...

LOL more cons than pros is never a good thing ha ha
Chari T (deep fried stilettos)

{ Siv Maria } at: 22 August 2011 at 09:47 said...

Ahhhh, the days of wine and roses....Remember them well :) Looking forward to sneaking around in this nice little spot of London :)

{ Angela Orlowski-Peart } at: 22 August 2011 at 23:55 said...

Hi Lola,
My answer to hangover is coffee and sleeping. Oh, and a lot of water!

{ CherylAnne Ham } at: 23 August 2011 at 01:26 said...

Hey Lola. I know what mean about people you'd been drinking with looking/feeling fine the next day, when you're pounding Advil and water and just trying to slog through. I double hate that. :D

{ Peaches Ledwidge } at: 23 August 2011 at 12:41 said...

Funny - the almost-kiss.

{ Aura } at: 23 August 2011 at 12:56 said...

Your post made me smile!

Aura
www.littlebitsoffashion.com

{ Peggy Eddleman } at: 23 August 2011 at 20:14 said...

Hahaha! That was hilarious.

{ Sarah Ahiers (Falen) } at: 23 August 2011 at 23:49 said...

seriously, i hate it when meetings are scheduled on fridays. I mean, don't they know i do absolutely no work on fridays?

{ Melodie } at: 24 August 2011 at 00:30 said...

Hi Lola! I LOVE your live traffic feed. *want one* Thanks for stopping by my blog. Very cool you live in London. It's been 20 yrs since I was in the U.K. - I need to go back!

{ Julie } at: 24 August 2011 at 02:38 said...

Bahahaha! Love this!

Also, you've just earned yourself I new blog stalker... if for no other reason than I LOVE London (lived there back in the day) and I will now be living my life vicariously through your London adventures! Haha!

{ Cynthia Chapman Willis } at: 24 August 2011 at 17:29 said...

Too funny! I tried the Thursday office party thing a couple times--never a great idea. Especially when there are early, Friday morning meetings. Ugh.

{ Kate Larkindale } at: 24 August 2011 at 19:49 said...

Oh yes. That hideous Friday morning furry mouth feeling...

{ Deana } at: 25 August 2011 at 03:30 said...

Ha! You made me laugh:)

{ Gail Baugniet } at: 25 August 2011 at 09:25 said...

Thank you for visiting my blog. Your cons definitely outnumber the pros of a Thursday office party. I shutter to think of sitting through a Friday office meeting after a night of drinking.
Take care, Lola, and I'll look for you on Twitter.
#amreading #blogs

{ Kimberly Krey } at: 26 August 2011 at 16:18 said...

Getting to leave work early IS always a great thing! The hangover doesn't sound quite as fun. Makes a girl glad she doesn't drink. ;) Rockin' blog you've got here!

{ Katie Gates } at: 27 August 2011 at 03:54 said...

Hi Lola, Thanks so much for your lovely comment on Part One of my Jack story. I hope you'll return for Parts Two and Three. Okay, so about the Thursday Office Party: Why on Thursday? That seems crazy to me! It's just asking for a non-productive Friday... I'd probably call in "sick."

{ Lola X } at: 27 August 2011 at 11:07 said...

@Barbara, thanks!!! And I can't wait to tell them. I promise to feel better…lol!

@chasing empty pavements, I'm glad I'm not the only one! I felt a bit wrong going in drunk but I had no choice. lol! Thanks!!!!!!!

@laughingwofl - silver lining eh? Hehehe!

@Lynda, alleged author and Chari T, definitely agree!!!!

@Siv maria thanks!

@Angela, I would love to have slept but I couldn't properly (not at work anyway) and I couldn't drink coffee as it just made me feel queasy - I did have lots of water though!

@cherylanne, Oh yeah! It just makes you feel even worse! lol!

@Peaches, aura, peggy and Deana - thanks!!! Much appreciated!

@Sarah, my sentiments exactly!!! Fridays aren't made for working! They're made for planning the weekend! lol!


@melodie, it's fairly easy. Just go to the website and sign up! Thanks!!! Glad you like it!

@Cynthia, Gail, Kate and Katie , it's always awful! lol! Always…

@Kimberly, thanks!!! (The hangover was awful!)

THANKS FOR THE AWESOME COMMENTS GUYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

{ Theresa Milstein } at: 27 August 2011 at 14:12 said...

Ha! I remember when I worked at an office, and all the single people would go out for happy hour. They always suffered the next day.

{ SamanthaF } at: 27 August 2011 at 14:23 said...

hahaha. so true. Lol I love the way you wrote I "detest" instead of "hate", very cute you almost sound French, so cute. xoxo from NY - don't even know if they will allow me to go back to London tomorrow evening . oh well...

{ J.L. Campbell } at: 27 August 2011 at 14:37 said...

Thankfully, you didn't actually go and do the kissing thing. Dunno how you'd have gotten out of that one!

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