Staff Party Time
Monday 21st December 2015
This is the time of year when it’s time to head out for the works Christmas Party. Wondering who your Secret Santa is and if they bought you anything that could embarrass you or give away any secrets you have been trying to hide for the last year. Wondering who will be the first person to be sick or say something inappropriate to the boss. Most work parties are done on the Friday night when you have a few days to recover before you have to go back in again on Monday morning. We don’t have the luxury of weekends or days off and we quite often don’t even know what day of the week it is, or which way is up or down (except bubbles go up) So when we had our Big Blue Staff Party a lot of us still had to go into work and dive the next day, so half of the staff were sipping on water and the other half were knocking back shots of tequila! Sadly I was working so no tequila for me(thank god).
Now every year we have the Christmas Awards and they are silly awards such as best smile, best bum, most likely to fall over on the night. But there are also some real awards which we the staff vote for and it is with much sadness and vomit in my mouth I have to say that Andreas ‘still hasn’t been arrested yet’ Dahlqvist, won the best freelance instructor award. To this day he still hasn’t shut up about his award winning position. And there was also an award to the couple most likely to get married next year, that went to Phil ‘Fishlad’ Smith and Antony ‘the Edge’ Edgley. They accepted there award graciously and were later spotted both coming out of the toilets clutching their trophies. Well done boys and congratulations let us know when you set a date…
Each year there seem to be more and more awards given out. The big boss man Jim is quite partial to Tequila and when the winners are announced it is traditional to down a shot of tequila and spin around on a chair trying to fall off singing a Mexican song. Jim also has a shot with the winners and by the end of the night he is being carried out but the elves and sent to bed with a empty bucket and a bottle of water next to his bed. This year was no exception. Merry Christmas Jim and enjoy your holiday in new Zealand while the rest of us are working.