Saturday Funnies: The Christmas Party

I received this by e-mail, I don't know if it's real or satire, but it gets funnier as it goes along.

Date: Fri, 15 Dec 2006 09:49:07 -0800
Subject: FW: Party Announcement

RE: Christmas Party

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 table..you 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!

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    Funny (none / 0) (#1)
    by unbill on Sat Dec 16, 2006 at 07:50:10 PM EST
    Once I had to organize an office day trip to a museum and park with dinner afterwards. What a trial.

    They lost me (none / 0) (#2)
    by Che's Lounge on Sun Dec 17, 2006 at 02:13:12 AM EST
    at Ramadan, which occurs during the ninth month of the Muslim calendar, usually around October. This circulated last year.

    it's a joke, but still pretty funny (none / 0) (#3)
    by cpinva on Sun Dec 17, 2006 at 10:32:17 AM EST
    it's been around for some time, and those of us who've had the misfortune of planning one of these events find it pretty accurate. oh, except for the part about the cards. lol

    You think that's funny... (none / 0) (#4)
    by Ernesto Del Mundo on Mon Dec 18, 2006 at 02:34:59 AM EST
    Try planning a "Diversity Luncheon" for the dozen or so pasty white Republican men that are your co-workers. Guys whose diversity runs the gamut from being mildly conservative to wildly conservative. Then sit around eating tacos and listen to them complain about the same stuff that's in the chain email above.

    Merry Christmas indeed.