I work in an office. My commitment to giving a dedicated 40-60% of my all to this job on a consistent basis has left me with little energy to write on this blog with any frequency. Contrary to what you or others may believe, writing takes a lot of mental energy, it is mental exercise that is taxing.
But while my job does sit on my brain like a big fat dog keeping me from getting up, occasionally it does give me something to talk about… Mostly stuff I can’t post because pointed criticisms of your work, no mater how many layers of anonymity, is not smart.
Today I have one of the things I can write about, the office Christmas party. Last year we did a traditional secret Santa format and I gave a picture frame with a picture of myself in it, and in the picture, I am holding up a sign that says, “The Frame is the Present”. I am (of course) mugging in this picture. One of my coworkers thought it was such a fun gift idea, she told her husband and the husband decided to do the same thing for all the people in his office.
I am a trend setter.
This year we had a Holiday Sock Party… Which is apparently a thing. The idea being… It is secret Santa, but with Socks. Alright.
The organizing member of the office gathered names, favorite colors, candy, hobby/interests, and a preference on whether the person wanted “holiday socks” or just socks. I listed myself as “ambivalent” on the sock question.
My draw gave me a woman from the office I have interacted with dozens of times, but her name never stuck, I am kind of an inconsiderate workmate. Her interest was listed as “Roosters/Country Theme”. What an odd choice you might be thinking, I made the most of it.
I went to a craft store, bought a rooster sculpture that was on sale, and made holiday cloths for it out of printer paper. I also made it a tiny 3D beard out of layers of paper with trimmed edges and secured it with fish line. I then made her a card, written in character as the “Holiday Chicken”. That card is presented below along with the image of the titular fowl.
Season’s Greetings from the Holiday Chicken,
I am obligated to preface all of this by telling you that I am not acting in any official capacity for the Holiday, I am merely passionate about it.
As such, much like Santa reps for Christmas I am attempting to set myself up as a holiday mascot for Christmas Socks. I will freely admit, I am a poor choice for this job, as being a chicken, socks are… well, let’s just say I have lots of friends who have worn socks.
But! I want to break into the holiday mascot industry and we all have to start somewhere.
So, socks it is.
Anyway, I have included the receipts, as I feel unqualified to make judgments about what socks people should receive and want them to be able to swap such things if they need to.
Happy Holidays from the Holiday Chicken.
P.S. if you know anyone who works in Santa’s workshop and could get me an interview do not hesitate to pass that information over. I am not too chicken to ask for help in professional advancement.
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