We finally had out holiday work party and… well, let me give you a quick back story first.
At my office, which is an IT firm based within another larger company, we guys always had a sad little game we played. For all my years there, we ranked the women in the office on their level of attractiveness. I know; I already mentioned it was a sad little game.
The thing is, we always placed one woman we worked with at #5 on the list of five, no matter how many attractive women we had working with us at any time. If there were three – she was #5. If there were six – the same. (At least we were consistent.)
One thing that was also consistent about her was she enjoyed to drink. Like me. At company parties. So long as we were both at company parties, neither of us felt particular embarrassed by our levels of intoxication. In fact, sometimes we used to be able to bring others to our depths.
But she was let go last year. This holiday party was the first one I attended at which she was not present. I fear I am now the company drunk. I would have added lone company drunk, but the the implies that.