How to Survive the Office Christmas Party Pandemic

It’s that time of the year again… Christmas party season! We all want to keep our dignity (and our job) during this season; and yet, each year many office-workers fall victim to the dreaded Christmas party pandemic.

Want to know how to survive? We’ve compiled a handy list of afflictions to keep an eye out for…

 

One-too-many Mulled Wine-itus

The Symptoms:

  • Severe dizziness.
  • Sudden onset of “really good ideas” and “hilarious jokes”.
  • Aversion to walking in straight lines.

The Remedy:

Hydration and bed rest. Immediately.

 

Christmas Party Romance

The Symptoms:

  • Impaired Vision.
  • Unawareness of surroundings.
  • Loss of Judgement.
  • Sudden onset nausea by those in close proximity to the afflicted.

NB: Typical side effect of alcohol self-medication (see above).

The Remedy:

Once afflicted, a trusted third party may be required to accompany at further events, to protect the welfare- and dignity- of the Christmas Party Romancer.

 

Disco Fever

The Symptoms:

  • Loss of limb control, usually accompanied by erratic movement.
  • Increased appetite for ‘Cha-Cha Slide’, ‘Saturday Night’ and the GreaseMega Mix.

The Remedy:

Avoid dance floors and/or disco lights. These may bewilder, and subsequently encourage, a person afflicted with Disco Fever.

 

Brown-nose

The Symptoms:

  • Uncontrollable bouts of fake laughter.
  • Excessive hint-dropping.
  • General misplacement of nose.

The Remedy:

Speaking to people from throughout the business is great, but Brown Nose is not. The threat is real. When Brown Nose strikes, remove yourself from the situation to reverse effects… before it’s too late and you’re diagnosed with incurable Brow-Nose.

 

Fashion Faux Pas

The Symptoms:

  • Impaired Vision
  • Loss of Judgement
  • Confusion

The Remedy:

Smart/casual is always best for the office Christmas party (unless confirmed otherwise). Nobody wants to suffer the Fashion Faux-Pas. And to be quite honest, nobody wants to witness it either.

 

 

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