Christmas starts earlier and earlier each year. And there are a lot of folks right now planning their company party.
So let me be the first of many to offer advice on holiday party behavior: First, don’t do or say anything that would make your 10-year-old snitch to mommy or daddy. (Pretend your kid is actually in attendance.)
And second, before you do or say anything, imagine that there’s a #metoo banner hanging over the entrance to the party and that the unemployment line has a spot waiting for you.
Better yet, don’t do or say anything at all during the festivities. Just stand there mute with a soft drink in your hand and your mouth stuffed with pigs in a blanket.
Don’t think you need such radical solutions?
Michael Schmidt, managing partner of the Cozen O’Connor law firm, thinks you should try these ideas: Give out drink tickets so you limit boozing; have a time limit for drinking and don’t let folks do shots or other high-octane drinks.
Also, make sure there’s lots of food. That’ll help keep people from getting drunk. Give out ride vouchers. Have a dress code. Give workers a memo telling them how to behave.
And remember, always leave room for the Holy Spirit if you are dancing. That’s advice from my grammar school nuns that is still good today.