The office Halloween party. Is there anything scarier?
You think you know the people you work with and then the pumpkins start to appear, and you discover how little you really want to know any of them. I stopped by a friend’s office party last night and carved out a few examples of moments gone scary.
Scary Moment Number One:
You come face-to-face with the guy who works in IT who gave you that ” virus” but claimed it was your fault because you use a PC and not a Mac. Tell him the horse’s head should be on his ass.
Scary Moment Number Two:
At the bar, you see the receptionist sharing pretzels with her dog and you think you’ve never seen anything quite so insensitive and rude.
Until you see this:
Scary Moment Number Three:
The office manager shows up dressed as a pile of poop and spends the evening wondering why everyone keeps checking their shoes. And she’ll still be mystified come Christmas when her Secret Santa gift is a can of “Magnolia Blossom” air freshener.
Scary Moment Number Four:
The advertising department arrives and you’re thrown for a minute until you realize they’re all sharing one costume and someone’s grandmother is right this minute calling the cops because her drapes have been stolen.
Scary Moment Number Five:
Finally the project manager arrives and he’s brought a guest. Let’s hope he doesn’t put baby down next to the plate of fries.
Scary Moment Number Six:
The office accountant comes up to you and asks you to play ball.
Scary Moment Number Seven:
Just when you think you’ve seen the worst of the worst, your boss walks in. And he heads right over to the project manager and puts his wiener down next to the fries and reaches for the ketchup.
What are you dressing up as for Halloween?
Me? I’m going as this so I can capture the moment:
And I’m taking along my faithful companion: