I’ve never been a important fan of office parties or partys.
For 1, I work with these people & in most cases, they report to myself and others as well.
Working together as much as both of us do inside the zone controlled HVAC is enough, I don’t need to socialize with them as well. But there are particular function I simply can’t miss. One of those is the Christmas party. Years ago, I was given an instant learn thermometer gun because I tend to be the control device hawk. Everyone got a important laugh & I played along. I also tossed it in with the junk next to my workbench as I had no need for the temperature gun. At least that’s what I thought at the time. Years later, that temp gun would end up saving myself and others a ton of money. Very few of years ago, I noticed a consistent draft inside our new home & that’s no good. I do not like the system of not having a cozy new home in the Winter time due to a draft. And I loathe the system of the added HVAC heating costs that will eventually come from that draft. So I sat out to find it by caulking every gap I could find. Still, the draft was there & unabated. It dawned on myself and others that I could use that temperature gun to find the leaking HVAC heating. That’s just what I did. There was a window that wasn’t regularly insulated when both of us had them all replaced for more energy efficient 1s. While a bit ironic perhaps, it was stealing our HVAC heating. Thanks to a gag gift, I was able to get my new home cozy once more.