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KJFITNESSDUDE Posts: 15,787
12/23/12 9:10 A

I went to the local bar with only a few of my colleagues and we had fun. They were really surprised that not everybody showed up. Oh well, having a beer with a few of my young colleagues was great!

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12/20/12 11:23 A

Our Christmas party is at lunch tomorrow, Friday. My boss has it at her house so we can all get away from our offices. It is very casual and fun. We each signed up for a "hearty" appetizer. She will provide some wine. After the party our whole department will close for the week.

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12/20/12 10:11 A

No one i know really has a Christmas party. Our office one was just a potluck lunch.

What my team does do every year that is awesome is we pick Angels from the Angel Tree to make sure 4-6 area kids in need get a Christmas. We buy as much as we can on their list.

If my co-workers did go out for an event, I would most likely decline, unless it was the people on my shift.



THOMAS.H Posts: 16,812
12/20/12 10:07 A

Multiple parties. So difficult!

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GLITTERFAIRY77 Posts: 8,023
12/20/12 10:02 A

Not just Christmas parties, but any time. God knows I love the lady, but my mother-in-law-ish...Ugh. She's ALWAYS got something to say about my weight, whether it be positive or negative, and I really DO NOT want to hear it. I KNOW how I look. I know how much I weigh. I know I am currently NOT in a healthy spot, but I am working on it again. You can see my page how I lost weight before, and she was full of praise, etc, on my success, which was cool-but...when I started putting it back on, it was always SOMETHING. It got to the point that everytime my kids' father mentioned me coming with him to take the kids to see his mom, I had some excuse not to. Finally, this summer, I told him why, and was in tears when I told him, and said that if she said anything to me, I couldn't promise that I would bite my tongue this time. He said he was sure it was all in my head and that I was being too sensitive, but to let him know if she said anything.
SURE ENOUGH, not even five minutes after we got there, she was telling me that I had put on even more weight since the last time she saw me (which I didn't, actually. I was exactly the same.) and mentioned something about Weight Watchers. I know I was turning red. I was so ready to just let her have it. Instead, I went and told him, and he went and talked to her, telling her that if he is not complaining about how I look, then neither should she-and even if he was it really is not her business. She defended herself saying she was "concerned about me." If she was that concerned, she could offer to pay for Weight Watchers for me-because I sure as eff can't afford it, but promised not to say anything anymore.
Okay. We'll see.
The next time she saw me, she came by on an impromptu visit to take the kids skating, and I was pedaling on the bike and sweating like crazy.
*rolls neck* Mmmmhmmm.

Yeah. So...had to get my two cents in there about that.
I have no problem going out. I don't THINK I have social anxiety. I prefer to stay at home though.
Sorry if this was too OT, but my "job" currently is housewife-ish.

Edited by: GLITTERFAIRY77 at: 12/20/2012 (10:05)
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SUMMERSHORTS Posts: 200
12/20/12 8:05 A

I very seldom worked with people I wanted to spend more time with than I absolutely had to so there was no way I would ever have gone to any 'office' parties. My last job in particular, where the boss was just awful. I am a 'bah humbug' person when it comes to Christmas, I'm afraid.

KJFITNESSDUDE Posts: 15,787
12/20/12 6:22 A

Yesterday was our "during work" Christmas party and the boss bought all the food & drink (non-alcohol) and we were on the clock but he said everyone could attend until it was time to clock out for the day.

Most did except for several who opted to take a half day just to miss the party.

Wow.
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TENNISJIM Posts: 11,260
12/20/12 6:16 A

Yes, me. I don't like to go to holiday parties.

TRYINGHARD54 Posts: 4,764
12/20/12 5:42 A

dont like going to my christmas party, but i go anyways .

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12/20/12 5:41 A

Bah Humbug, no parties for me!

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BEMORESTUBBORN Posts: 5,854
12/19/12 9:14 P

I never go anywhere I don't want to go to.

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12/19/12 6:38 P

I have no choice but to go to my holiday party at work because its being held there this Friday during work hour. Believe me if I could get out of it I would. I'm the only woman there and there is not one gentlemen in the entire group. They belch, curse and make vulgar comments in my presents. I have never ever done anything to given the impression that that behaviour was ok with me but, I'm middle aged & obese and could be more invisible if I were a ghost.

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TACDGB Posts: 6,136
12/19/12 5:21 P

my motorcycle club has their annual Christmas party. I am so girly that take this opportunity to dress up. Glitter in my hair, make up and the whole nine yards. Love doing that.

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KJFITNESSDUDE Posts: 15,787
12/19/12 2:58 P

Lots of good reasons so far!
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23KAIYA Posts: 4,919
12/19/12 2:43 P

My office has that group and they often talk of their parties. I'm the one that will speak my room and will not be bullied so....I'm never invited. I've never lost sleep over it and my only complaint is when they come in with hangovers to severe to do their jobs. Some of the martial artists I train with have parties now and then, those I go to and they are always great!

I may not be there yet but I'm closer than I was yesterday.

I got tired of starting over and working back to where I was, so I have stopped giving up!

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FITGLAMGIRL Posts: 2,042
12/19/12 2:16 P

I would like for h and I to get invited out and dress up for the holidays, but the best we will do this year is to have family over on Christmas Eve. I guess we can dress up then.

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12/19/12 1:06 P

We are having ours tomorrow.

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12/19/12 12:42 P

I went to my company Christmas party this year. First time in 21 years I have actually gone. 2 reasons I went: I look great and wanted to dress up and my boyfriend was able to attend with me. It was okay (BF didn't want to dance but they had good food) and I'll probably go again next year. Also, I don't drink, so most parties are sort of boring for me if there is a lot of drinking.

The real treat for me was that we stayed at the hotel they had the party at, so I could dress up and not have to go out in the rain. I also used the hotel swimming pool in the morning to swim some laps (and also sit in the jacuzzi). That was fun.

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CMCOLE Posts: 2,667
12/19/12 11:46 A

In this area, there are no parties that we've been invited to that we had choices to go or not, I guess.

We've been invited to another person's house with perhaps one other couple (or none), so I guess it's no issue

Previous years (in another location), we've been to my husband's workplace party, and often he was the designated driver, so we had a good time, and a safe ride home

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12/19/12 11:04 A

DH & I are not very social. We go to some company events. Other than that, it's small gatherings with friends or family.

DH's office Christmas party was during the workday this year. He volunteered to man the dock so his staff could attend.

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12/19/12 10:46 A

Fat or not... I still attend. I am actually one of the petite ones of my friends... most of them are 200+. It doesn't matter what I weigh, I have a husband that LOVES me and he thinks I am beautiful just the way I am. I am losing weight and getting in shape for my health. Type II diabetes runs rampant in my family... I don't want to develop it in the next 5 years....

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12/19/12 10:19 A

LOL! I know just what you are talking about. I hate going to this particular party hosted by my boyfriend's friend every year. I always feel as though everyone there is more sucessfull , in better shape and just better looking overall. This year I just decided to stop caring, I probably care more about these things than anyone at the party....Wish me luck!

KJFITNESSDUDE Posts: 15,787
12/19/12 10:14 A

There have been times in my past where I just did NOT want to go to a party and I don't even anxiety issues, lol. Once I was there I'd have a good time!

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12/19/12 9:55 A

I am not much for going to parties but we were invited to one last Friday. I didn't want to go but I bought myself a new dress, a top with sequins so I would sparkle and some new shoes. I went and had a GREAT time.

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KJFITNESSDUDE Posts: 15,787
12/19/12 9:41 A

ya know the one where you get invited every year but reFUSE to attend for one reason or another, lol!

My colleagues always have a Christmas "outing" to the local watering hole and only the beautiful people attend. Years ago before I got "healthy" I was always invited but never attended because I felt like an outcast. Well, since then (the last 5 years) I have gone and have enjoyed myself tremendously each year since.

This Friday is that day and I am talking it up and this friend of mine who use to go all the time just flat out said, "Don't you think it's time you stop attending those things?" She went on to tell me how she's not going anymore because they're all a bunch of phoney-baloneys anyways....she's the same age as me (50) but this past year she's picked up some weight and has kind of been in a bad mood the last 6 mos or so. I am thinking she may have gained weight due to some personal relationship issues but I'm guessing. She'll be just fine, thanks in advance for your concern about her.


Now, YOU!
Anyway, how about you? Do you know anyone or are you someone who doesn't attend these kinds of gatherings?



Edited by: KJFITNESSDUDE at: 12/19/2012 (09:42)
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