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''Tis the season of holiday parties. What's the craziest thing that's ever happened at yours?

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My partner almost drowned in a toilet

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A copywriter went in the bathroom, did some lines and then came out and punched someone.

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male managing director offered blow to female AE in someone’s apartment bathroom at afterparty

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A PM slept with an intern

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Year I started, entire office was warned not to do drugs, have sex or get into a fight at the holiday party. All of these things had openly happened the year prior: coke, a threesome in the bathroom right off the dance floor, and someone punched our receptionist.

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@freelance I did the rescuing so we must be talking about two different people. Amazed that this has happened twice

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It happened years ago- after surviving he went right back to the party- later that night he was under a table pulling on a creative directors pant legs- it was an interesting party

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@freelance Ogilvy, snap! Except this was a urinal and he was standing up.

sex, drugs, violence, drunken mayhem - anything more creative ? ;)

Senior Art Director- We know who it is- saved by a producer too- correct?

A copywriter broke his wrist trying to jump over a trash can outside the venue

Hahaha well sounds better than the aftermath I dealt with

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