One of the more interesting Holiday Traditions practiced in Western culture is the Office Holiday Party. When I say “office” I actually mean any Holiday get together that the company has organized, sanctioned, and most importantly, paid for.
We had our party last night and it was quite the enjoyable affair. It’s always interesting, though, to observe the interactions of co-workers in an entirely social situation when you have removed what is often the only commonality for the participants: the work. Once you remove the work, co-workers often find they have very little in common besides the work. People, who normally have no other reason to interact with one another besides working at the same place, now find themselves making small talk and trying their best to remember their bosses’ wives names.