The work Christmas party; a highly anticipated event you will spend the rest of the year trying to forget. Alcohol, work colleagues and the Macarena, what could possibly go wrong? As the Hotcourses office does everything they can to beat the hangover (spoiler alert, nothing is working), we put our thinking caps on and brought you the eleven people who you will meet at every office party.
The person that vows not to drink
They’ve spent weeks vowing they’ve given up on drinking and will be the responsible adult this year, but will definitely be the person dancing alone to mood music at 9pm.
They went to one Zumba class once, but after two sips of wine they find their inner Darcy Bussell and tear up the dance floor.
The selfie queen
So. Many. Selfies. Expect to find them in the photo booth. For the entire evening.
The one that took the theme far too far
There’s always that one person who is far too overdressed. For next year’s secret Santa, get them a fashion course and tell them to settle down.
The emotional crier
You will probably bump into this person in the toilets at some stage in the evening and get sucked into a long boring story about their ex-boyfriend’s Mum’s cat.
Went to singing classes as a child, takes centre stage and screams ‘let it go’ to the rest of the company.
The one that’s allergic to everything
‘Sorry I’m a wheat and dairy intolerant vegan’ – the most hated member of the company in the eyes of the catering staff.
They studied photography at college and are the most powerful person in the office the next day. If you’re thinking you got away with kissing your work colleague, think again, they’ll definitely have photographic evidence.
The one who disappears
‘No seriously, where’s Tom?’
The one that gets too drunk and makes a speech
They declare their love to everyone and cry about how much they really, really love the company.
The sleeping beauty
You’ll probably find this person asleep under their desk the next day or late for work after spending the early hours of the morning snoozing on various buses round London.
Jane McGuire received her BA (English) from the University of Loughborough. A yoga enthusiast with a sweet tooth, in her spare time you will probably find Jane in the gym or online shopping.