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From The Desk Of The Office Manager: Holiday Party

by Sam Kemmis


It may still feel like summer, but winter is fast approaching (as it does every year, this being a cyclical system IKYHN [In Case You Haven't Noticed]). That means our annual Mandatory Office Holiday Party is coming up.

We had trouble booking a venue, as many places wanted to charge as much as hundreds of dollars for access to their space. THRIFT IS ONE OF OUR GUIDING PRINCIPLES AT THIS WORKPLACE, so those places were a no go. So on TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8TH, the Holiday Party will be held in: JAPANESE FOLKLORE, from 8pm-10pm.

A couple notes on the new venue:

  • Keneō (懸衣翁), will sit at the edge of the Sanzu river, checking coats. He will place your clothing on a tree branch that will bend to reflect the weight of your sins in the previous life. Tipping Keneō is recommended, and bear in mind that if you are a thief he will break your fingers.
  • The cash bar will be tended by Tsukumogami, the tea caddy that achieved sentience on its 100th birthday. Ditto, re: tipping, as Tsukumogami is capable of anger and revenge, and is known for pranking wrongdoers.
  • Food will not be served. However, we have confirmed with the venue that BYOB is acceptable. That is, Bring your own Basan, the giant fire-breathing chicken said to roost in misty bamboo forests. Basan can be identified by its otherwordly-hued cockscomb and cold ghost-fire breath. But bear in mind that Basan will vanish when viewed by humans.

If you have never been to the Japanese land of Ghosts, directions can be found HERE.

- Bye -

Katherine Tull-Potts, BA
Office Manager