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best/worst thing to happen at your holiday party...go

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Once upon a time many, many years ago we had ‘theme’ parties, one year was ‘ghetto’, another year emergency 911 complete with pole dancing nurses, always involved illicit drug use if you were friends with the owner...oh to be a naive jnr, I can’t believe that was acceptable back then, I cringe! Best and worst...

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Minneapolis AdFed afterparty 2010, 2 amazing things happened: a men’s magazine rep got into a coke fueled bathroom fight with his largest automotive media director. The pub got blacklisted from that agency. But the best was the girl who climbed the stripper pole, flipped upside down, fell directly on her head and got taken out of the club on a stretcher. The next day I had media partner meetings, and couldn’t place where I knew the woman from, until I saw her hospital wristband sticking out from her sleeve.

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Pitbull performed at our holiday party

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Horizon media, you hiring?

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They canceled our Xmas party...probably a ‘best'

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Barely anyone showed up.

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2 drink tickets

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I'm sorry. ☹️

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I ended up in a hotel room with the head of strategy 🤫

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(Years ago) Had an ACD get into a shouting/shoving match with a CD which ended with the ACD calling the other guy’s wife (an AE) a “bimbo”. I didn’t care for either side, so I would have tossed them both in the same dumpster and lit a match. But the CD earned my respect after writing an apology email the next day while the ACD sat in a corner looking smug. And yes, both kept their jobs. If I was that CD, I would have torn the place down brick by brick for letting some ACD stay on after publicly insulting my spouse.

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How do you know that’s not his long term plan haha. The deconstruction begins in 2019...

Nor so much the party, but the next morning I found the company president passed out in his tux in the bathroom and he has messed himself

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The pics ended up on an ad biz gossip blog that no longer exists... he’s still at the company...,he’s Chairman

It was a “game of thrones” themed costume party at a place similar to Medieval Times, with minstrel players as the entertainment. This is no joke, and 100% truthful .

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Ha. You work at Organic!!

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@SAD2- Go on.... (I hope you aren't the AD I'm thinking of...she really needs to let that creepy old loser go...)

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Nooo, that's a different SAD one. My creep isn't old or a loser or even creepy, but I let him go anyway. 👋

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One year the Christmas “party” was coffee and bagels in the lobby

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It was short, ended early, and had a reasonable amount of free booze. All bests

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Best... I got canned before it so didn’t have to make up an excuse why I didn’t go.

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Best: open bar Worst: throwing up in the bathroom at work in between meetings the next day. Who the hell plans a holiday party on a Wednesday?!

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Our agency had a 3 to 5 year stretch of somebody losing a tooth in some random way during the annual Christmas party. Sometimes it’d be to long simmering beefs coming to a head via fights in the parking lot. And sometimes it’d just be messy ass drunkenness like falling down the stairs.

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Ours was on a Monday night. Buzzkill

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A depressing holiday by any measure

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