The holiday season fast approaches, complete with crowded malls, annoying in-laws, and strangers caterwauling on your front porch.
But perhaps the most dreaded of holiday traditions is the awkward office party. Have any of these happened to you?
- You try to arrive fashionably late but end up being the first one there.
- You have to taste terrible homemade dishes your co-workers brought and lie about how good they are.
Alcohol lowers inhibitions and brings people to the dance floor that really have no business being there.
You ask a stranger who they came with only to discover they’re actually one of your co-workers.
There’s that one co-worker dressed as Santa that refuses to break character.
- Uncomfortable co-worker PDA.
You have to try and figure out whether or not that tacky Christmas sweater is being worn ironically.
You try to get a drink by yourself and that one creepy co-worker wants to take a shot with you.
And, worst of all, you’re forced to make conversation with the very people you’ve successfully spent the rest of the year avoiding.