Last year a bunch of the secretaries got together after work one afternoon and started a new holiday tradition. Sadly, I wasn’t able to participate. This year though I’m eager to meet with everyone, share a beer or three and exchange calendars.
This exchange was inspired by a calendar someone saw:
Yep, those are goats. In trees.
Apparently this started someone’s brain working and the “Goats in Trees” calendar exchange was born! The rules are simple:
- Pick out a funny, office appropriate calendar.
- Wrap said calendar.
- Attend exchange; drink beer (or other beverage of your choice; I may have to indulge in One Scotch, One Bourbon, and One Beer*).
- Trade calendars (since I didn’t make it to last year’s shindig I don’t know how this part works).
- Display the calendar you receive in your cubicle for the duration of 2015.
See? Simple. And this promises to be loads of fun. No, seriously, loads of fun. Here’s a calendar I almost picked up for the exchange.
When I went back to buy it though it was nowhere in sight and I was disappointed. 😦 But I plowed on through the display and came up with a funny animal calendar with mostly work appropriate captions. I didn’t think of taking a photo of it to share here and I couldn’t find it online. Now it’s wrapped up but believe me, it was pretty funny. Panda in a tire swing funny!
And then there’s this one which I would have totally chosen if I’d seen it first!
Well, except for that stupid “office appropriate” requirement.
*I know you’re thinking I got the title wrong aren’t you? Aren’t you? Well my source tells me the original title was One Scotch, One Bourbon, One Beer; it was written by Rudy Toombs and recorded for the first time in 1953 by Amos Milburn. Of course my source is Wikipedia so there’s that. Personally, I think they should be alphabetical, but I think that could be the OCD talking.