Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Ode to Office Parties and How I Love Thee (Seriously)
Ode to Office Parties and How I love Thee (Seriously)
They are the bane of the event world,
the pain in your calender,
the obligation you can't escape
and the unfortunate duty that comes with a paycheck.
However, I must declare my love for office parties,
And how I do love thee,
For even if I don't like my co-workers (except Libby),
Those random parties set me free.
You see, I work in a land of beige and grey,
pierced by cubicle walls and stale air conditioning,
with the most interesting cast of characters--
the cast of the "Office" ain't got nothing on me.
After listening to the personal phone calls,
the shrieks of despair and worry,
the non-stop political chatter,
the only highlight in one's workday,
is a brief break from the monotony.
And that, my friends, is why I love the office party.
Not only do I get to bake tasty treats,
But I get paid to eat them!
Whether it's someone's birthday, Christmas or Halloween,
I don't care how much my co-workers can annoy me,
I'm baking cookies!
Since not even an office party is worth a big plate of barbecue in my book,
at least if I'm paying, anyway,
I break out the old standard,
My trusty Rice Krispie Treats.
I mean, really, I have to really like someone to treat them to joy like this.
I think you'd be inclined to agree.
If I'm feeling particularly charitable,
or find myself drooling again,
I'll mix up a batch of Ben's famous oatmeal cookies,
and will consider sharing.
The best part about office parties,
is the personal spoils.
A plate of cookies,
A plate of krispies,
And a pink princess lunch box to hide them in. (Yes, that's my real lunch box. Yes, I take it to work. Don't judge me.)
Oh office parties,
And how I love thee.
You're the joy in my work,
And the reason I get to keep baking.
And after all, without you,
oh dear office party,
my work would be free of frivolity,
which is never a good thing.
Don't you agree, cookie stealing bunny?
Tomorrow, a new edition of Twirl! Then we have some chicken pot pie, a new Miss Pickles and a whimsical treat to start your weekend off right! Stay tuned!