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MRS WOOG’S GUIDE TO PARTY SEASON

What is it with this time of year?

Why do we always feel the need to catch up with people that we have spent the last 11 months trying to avoid?

Why would you want to go and party with people from your work? I mean you are only really all in one room drinking cheap, warm wine because you all happened to be successful at the interview process… Unless you work for a fancy bank, and then the wine is more likely to be cold and drinkable. But the company is likely to leave a bad taste in your mouth.

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15 Comments

  • Reply December 4, 2012

    Lisa Mckenzie

    My Christmas season is being very busy at the moment but Yes Mrs Woog i will take on baord your tips,they are gret especially the toilet air freshener one :)

  • Reply December 4, 2012

    C

    Hi Mrs Woog, just a heads up, your bio needs an update with Sonia Kluger now in the mix.

    Cheers!

  • Reply December 4, 2012

    Reservoir Dad

    I always avoid the dippers but one of your ‘don’ts’ really concerns me -

    …. Don’t talk about yourself too much…”

    I only ever go to parties to talk about myself. Don’t see much point to them otherwise. And it’s funny because the longer the party goes and the more I drink the more interested people seem to be in what I’m saying (they also seem better looking). I don’t want to disappoint.

    • Reply December 4, 2012

      JessB

      Hilarious Reservoir Dad, well said!

  • Reply December 4, 2012

    Nikki @ Styling You

    Dance on tables and sing like you’re a contender for next year’s auditions for The Voice … but not at your husband’s swish and fancy work do. Must. Remember. That.

  • Reply December 4, 2012

    Mary J

    Oh, the serial dipper!! I love those guys who can actually dance! One of our best friends is an ace dipper! I think I am the control freak hostess – you do make me laugh!! I’m looking forward to dancing at the company party again this year!

  • Reply December 4, 2012

    ro.watson

    I love the illustrations~especially the barefoot hostess in the kitchen….be safe, seasons’ greetings…and Mrs.Woogs, I enjoyed your reference to making the most out of a control freak in the kitchen….

  • Reply December 4, 2012

    ro.watson

    Sorry there are so many Mrs.Woogs’, I pluralised you. Clearly, my projection..

  • Reply December 4, 2012

    sami

    I’m terrible at parties, I don’t dance and I am too scared to talk to anyone! So no advice here, except maybe be braver than me ;)
    Meanwhile my work xmas party is on friday night and thankfully I love my work so it should be a fun night. Problem is I have no dress yet, I have left it a bit last minute and now can’t find anything ‘semi-formal’, whatever that is :( party fail.

  • Reply December 4, 2012

    Carolyn

    Reservoir Dad, I think you and I have attended some of the same parties.

    I was once begged by a guy I met at a party to PLEASE stop talking to him about politics. The message here is clear: be more polite to people and listen to their political views until they have finished sharing every last detail.

  • Reply December 4, 2012

    Mumabulous

    What no mention of the classic photo copying of butt cheeks ? I’m disappointed.

  • Reply December 4, 2012

    ro.watson

    I am glad there are some people who have a grip on this particular season…summer solstice, christmas etc… but at the risk of self-abuse, this is not the only season in a year. Happy new year.

  • Reply December 4, 2012

    ro.watson

    Message from a former frontline worker~ party goers~pick up your mess after yourself, and others, help with washing up and generally add conviality to the end of the party by not being too pissed or judgemental, and generally helpful in clean-up… Your hosts may be wishing to go on holiday the next day……

  • Reply December 12, 2012

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