The company holiday party is, undoubtedly, coming up. That can mean anything from a potluck in the office to a fancy ball with dinner and dancing, but regardless, you need to behave properly. When one needs to behave properly at a function, to whom does one turn? Judith Martin, better known as Miss Manners, of course. So, Gentle Readers, listen up and learn from the best of the best, with lots of commentary thrown in from me. (Also, please note, that some of this advice comes with the help of Nicholas Martin and Jacobina Martin, Miss Manner’s children.)
1. The Office Potluck
This is an appropriate party as long as everyone has agreed to it. If it’s dictated from on high, it doesn’t go over well. Now, unlike a small friend get-together, an office party has people there who probably don’t want to be there. You’ll never get 100 percent consensus on anything in an office, but if the majority agree, I’m going to go out on a limb here and say it’s okay.
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