Its that wonderful time of year again, our office Christmas party. Experience has taught me that its good to have the following day off, which I do this year. Lots of food and drink, usually followed by a trip to some random nightclub that we all afterwards agree was awful and why did we stay out til 3am. Then everyone staggers out into the night, gets refused from Joys nightclub on the grounds that its closed at 4am. Then on to find an open kebab shop followed by a search for an empty taxi and the next morning people slowly wander in to the office with Lucozade (like Power-Aid) in one hand and a sausage sandwich in the other, to sit at their desks and try to ignore the bright glare their monitor seems to be giving off that morning. As you can tell its usually one of the best work nights of the year. :-)
Anytime now I expect someone to wander from desk to desk around the office and out of earshot of management say, "Fancy a few pints before the meal?".