Sunday, January 18, 2009

a night out

Last night was our annual awards banquet, and I have to admit that it was better than the other two I have attended. In the past, we've even ducked out before the awards were over, but this year we stayed 'til midnight, and even got some dancing in.

It was pretty interesting watching the dynamics of my group. In particular, there's the Philippino lady who's been with us for years and sells an incredible amount of insurance, but from what I heard last night, does so by telling newly landed Philippino immigrants that insurance is mandatory in Canada.

There's the manager who needs to be on What Not to Wear because she buys the ugliest dresses I've ever seen. Seriously, the one she had on last night was pink floral with a peach-coloured organza wrap threaded through the straps.

Then there's the fifty-two year old single advisor who brought her (older) best friend, whom we dubbed the drunk girl. Not only was she wearing some kind of Demi Moore outfit from St. Elmo's Fire, but after who knows how many drinks she threw herself against the wall on the dance floor and started pumping her fists into the air, lol.

Definitely interesting. On top of all that, we got to have some yummy roast beef served with a nice cabernet, dance a few times to Michael Jackson or Katie Perry, and bring home some roses. It was good.




18 comments:

  1. Sounds like an entertaining night! The roses are lovely.

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  2. I love it when awards banquets turn out better than you expect.

    As for the Philippino woman, you gotta do what you can right? If that's her angle, at least she's not selling something that isn't beneficial (like a certain type of car or really ugly shoes).

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  3. So are there pics? We want pictures.

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  4. Tuesday - she's actually breaking the law by doing that.

    Yack and Jadedj - sorry, I didn't take my camera! If someone sends me some, I'll post them.

    Thanks everybody!

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  5. "pink floral with a peach-coloured organza wrap threaded through the straps"
    that would make crayola cringe. lol

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  6. The Drunk Girl (or Guy) is always my favorite at office socials.

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  7. I'm normally viscerally ashamed of myself the morning after those sort of things. You sound as if you took it all in stride - that makes me jealous!

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  8. Ha! I love it when work collegues "let loose"! Sounds like a hilarious night.

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  9. I'm glad you enjoyed yourselves. It does sound entertaining.

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  10. Oh yuck, what do you do when you work with someone that you know is breaking the law in order to make sales? Is it even worth doing anything?

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  11. LOL, It sounds like you had a very entertaining evening.

    That one coworker's actions are purely reprehensible. She should be fired!

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  12. Tuesday - I've known for awhile that she sometimes "forces" people. She's been seen yelling at workers at the store across the street from our office, apparently because they bought insurance from someone else.
    We're all waiting for some former client to come forward, but since they're all new to the country...

    FW - the drunk woman was hilarious! Nothing like being 55 and still trying to be sexy, lol.

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  13. Philippino? when referring to somebody from the philippines, the correct term is filipino. anyway, glad you had fun.

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  14. sounds fun and interesting:)~

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  15. Those roses are so pretty! The drunk girl sounds hilarious! Was she like SNL's drunk girl? LOL

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