I swear, all some people do all day is talk. Sometimes I wonder if my workload is too light or something, because I get all my work done and still have looooots of time left over, but I don't think so. I think my workload is the same as everyone else's, but I just don't waste 75% of my day talking about TV and Trader Joe's.
Masquerading as a normal person day after day is exhausting.
Christmas party went the same as usual. We sat across from the COO.
Before the Christmas party, in the car, I received the usual lecture of how I always drink too much, and that once, he would like to go to the Christmas party without having to deal with me getting sloshy. So I told him I was not looking for a sermon, but just a limit on how many drinks I should have. He says "one". K. I told him he could monitor my beer usage, and it was up to him how much I drank.
We get to the party, and he orders two cokes. Fine with me. About 10 minutes go by, and he says, "Would you like a beer?", so I order a beer.
I notice that I am drinking it faster than the others, so I slow down. I finish it, but didn't say anything about ordering another. He says, "Would you like another beer?" I say, "ok"......
Dinner comes and I pick at it. I can't eat at these functions. But I ordered new york steak and it was decent.
I finish that beer, waiter comes by, so I order another beer..... this happens a couple more times. Anyways, before you know it, he says, "Let's go!" and jumps up and I nod my head at the others and follow. Apparently, I was becoming boisterious.....
Until next year, when the same pattern will repeat itself.