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Iklboo Tue 13-Oct-09 13:08:32

Friend & I are trying to organise the C word party after the original planned one fell through.
Every suggestion we've come up with so far one woman has nixed 'I don't like Italian, ooh no not curry, X went there and didn't like it' etc

The other 11 or so of us like the idea of one or two places. She's basically said if we book there she won't go.

AIBU in saying 'OK then, that's your choice. We are all going. I don't actually give a tarantula's testicles whether you show up or not angry

bigchris Tue 13-Oct-09 13:13:05

this is why the xmas do should just be a drin k after work, eating just causes hassle

worldgonemad72 Tue 13-Oct-09 13:13:45

I hate christmas do's, you cant please everyone unfortunately, go with the majority.

Iklboo Tue 13-Oct-09 13:14:20

She's the sort of woman who'd moan about the choice of drinks venue if I think on grin

TrillianSlasher Tue 13-Oct-09 13:14:39

Vote on it. Give 3 or 4 choices (if there are that many in close proximity to your work).

Or say that since you are organising the damn thing you get to decide. If anyone else wants to organise it they can decide.

Lilyloooohhhh Tue 13-Oct-09 13:15:56

We arranged a xmas do in a wine bar that served food.
Seemed to go down well as those who wanted to eat could and others just came for drinks.

6feetundertheGroundhogs Tue 13-Oct-09 13:16:25

or perhaps tell her to flaming well find somewhere then....

There's always one isn't there....

gingerkirsty Tue 13-Oct-09 13:20:14

YANBU - I am never organising another Xmas do again for precisely that reason - you are doing VERY well to have managed to arrange something that so many people are happy with!

You could slightly moderate your statement for a quiet life - maybe "of course we would like you to come but it is impossible to please everyone so we totally understand if you don't want to join us you miserable bint "

Presumably you will still have to work with her going forward!grin

Iklboo Tue 13-Oct-09 13:26:32

Or alternatively - OH F*CK OFF WILL YA!!!

<losing the plot emoticon>

BloodshotEyeballs Tue 13-Oct-09 13:28:46

Sorry, I know it's old and possibly not very correct but I have to post this. Have organised many a Christmas do myself...

I'm happy to inform you that the company Christmas Party will take place on December 22, starting at noon in the private function room at the Grill House. There will be a cash bar and plenty of drinks! We'll have a small band playing traditional carols...feel free to sing along. And don't be surprised if our CEO shows up dressed as Santa Claus! A Christmas tree will be lit at 1:00 pm. Exchange of gifts among employees can be done at that time; however, no gift should cost more than $10.00 to make it easier for everyone's pockets. Our CEO will make a special announcement. This gathering is for employees only!
Merry Christmas to you and your family,


FROM: Patty Lewis, Human Resources Director
TO: All Employees

DATE: November 10, 2006

RE: Holiday Party

In no way was yesterday's memo intended to exclude our Jewish employees. We recognize that Chanukah is an important holiday, which often coincides with Christmas, though unfortunately not this year. However, from now on we're calling it our "Holiday Party." The same policy applies to any other employees who are not Christians or those still celebrating Reconciliation Day. There will be no Christmas tree and no presents. No Christmas carol sung. We will have other types of music for your enjoyment.

Happy now???

Happy Holidays to you and your family.

FROM: Patty Lewis, Human Resources Director
TO: All Employees

DATE: November 13, 2006

RE: Holiday Party

Regarding the note I received from a member of Alcoholics Anonymous requesting a non-drinking didn't sign your name. I'm happy to accommodate this request, but if I put a sign on a table that reads," AA Only"; you wouldn't be anonymous anymore.

How am I supposed to handle this?


Forget about the gifts exchange; no gifts exchange are allowed since the union members feel that $10.00 is too much money and the executives believe $10.00 is a little too chintzy.



FROM: Patty Lewis, Human Resources Director
TO: All Employees

DATE: November 14, 2006

RE: Holiday Party

What a diverse group we are! I had no idea that December 20 begins the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, which forbids eating and drinking during the daylight hours. There goes the party! Seriously, we can appreciate how a luncheon at this time of year does not accomodate our Muslim employees' beliefs.

Perhaps the Grill House can hold off on serving your meal until the end of the party - or else package everything for you to take home in a little foil doggy baggy.

Will that work?

Meanwhile, I've arranged for members of Weight Watchers to sit farthest from the dessert buffet and pregnant women will get the table closest to the restrooms. Gays are allowed to sit with each other. Lesbians do not have to sit with the Gay men; each will have their own table. Yes, there will be flower arrangement for the Gay men's table.

To the person asking permission to cross dress, no cross dressing allowed, though. We will have booster seats for short people. Low fat food will be available for those on a diet. We cannot control the salt used in the food - we suggest for those people with high blood pressure to taste first. There will be fresh fruit as dessert for Diabetics; the restaurant cannot supply "No Sugar" desserts. Sorry!

Did I miss anything?!?!?

FROM: Patty Lewis, Human Resources Director
TO: All F---king Employees

DATE: November 15, 2006

RE: the F---king Holiday Party

Vegetarian pricks - I've had it with you people!!! We're going to keep this party at the Grill House whether you like it or not, so you can sit quietly at the table furthest from the "grill of death," as you so quaintly put it, and you'll get your f---king salad bar, including organic tomatoes. But you know, tomatoes have feelings, too. They scream when you slice them. I've heard them scream. I'm hearing them right NOW!

I hope you all have a rotten holiday! Drive drunk and die!!!

The Bitch from HELL!!!!!!!!

FROM: Joan Bishop, Acting Human Resources Director
TO: All Employees

DATE: November 16, 2006

RE: Patty Lewis and Holiday Party

I'm sure I speak for all of us wishing Patty Lewis a speedy recovery in "the unit" and I'll continue to forward your cards to her.

In the meantime, management has decided to cancel the Holiday Party.

Happy Holidays!

Iklboo Tue 13-Oct-09 13:33:59

grin I might email her that!

wukter Tue 13-Oct-09 13:40:43

Ask her has she any suggestions? You can ring them after lunch, If not, sadly, you will have to book X restaurant ASAP.


Brightonavengerreturns Wed 14-Oct-09 02:52:46

Come to Mumsnet and we can have a virtual Xmas Party. I hear its quite the done thing in these times of austerity. I can get the Vicar and Swingles around. Go on, we can diarise, I have a window free, December 16th. Do RSVP as I get quite booked up. Just one thing , your friends are they Salami or Saucisson types? We can play some great Party Games , as mentioned somewhere before the Vicar is very partial to 3into1. Must Dash am back on the food thread in a mo XX

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