Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Office Holiday Lunch
And then the games began. First there were door prizes. Everyone won something. Some people won booby prizes like whopee cushions. I won a snicker's bar (I thought) but I looked deeper and found some money!
Then we had trivial pursuit. I somehow ended up with a twenty-dollar question! And the answer (which I knew) was Madonna (the singer).
Yeah, I was ready to go home at that point. But wait, there's more!
The White Elephant Gift exchange. Have you heard how "White Elephant" got it's name? This is what I found when I Googled it:
"Legend has it the rare albino elephant was sacred in Thailand and each new white elephant became the property of the king. It was forbidden to kill such an elephant or to use it for work, so whenever the king wished to punish an obnoxious underling, he'd present him with one of these useless pale pachyderms.
Even if the story isn't true, it certainly encompasses the spirit of modern White Elephant Gift Exchanges. More like a swap meet for unwanted, weird and regifted atrocities, a White Elephant is tons of fun and makes a great party ice-breaker."
These were the hits (traded three times each - the max). I did my version of blocking out the faces to protect the not-so-innocent.
A good time was had by all!
Labels: Office Holiday Party