December is here again and the annual tradition of the
office Christmas party has been and gone and a good time was had by all! “But
wait a minute here, this guy is self employed isn’t he?
” you say; well you must
be new to arfon.net! Four years ago
why should the traditional ‘office do’ only be available to workforces
higher than a one?
So back in
2015 I decided to do something about it and organised the first ever (I think) lone
workforce arfon.net Christmas staff party!
With no minibuses to chase up, no quarrels,
bickering or ill feeling between employees the plan was flawless and provided
some much needed festive cheer and this year’s
was no exception!
But, there was one
slight difference to this year’s party, oh yes! Those of you that are regular to
this site will no doubt be aware that arfon.net’s work force has increased by 1
this year in the guise of my new robot sidekick Omnibot 5402 RX
! Omnibot has been here in the studio since
February proving himself to be an essential member of the team answering the
phone, bringing refreshments, leaving birthday greetings on social media and of
course not forgetting excavating my vast collection of collectibles and
offering them up for auction to help finance projects and artistic endeavors in
our new feature Omnibot’s Robot Root- Out
Those of you that follow this site closely will also know
that Hooters of Nottingham
has hosted each Crimbo shindig since the first. “Delightfully
tacky, yet unrefined
” and located at the Hicking Building on London Road this
is the only Hooters in the only UK and they always provide great food and
service. We (along with Mrs Jones, my +1) were shown to our booth by a Hooters
girl dressed as a snow woman who seemed taken by Omnibot! Having made the inevitable
“pulled a cracker there
” joke we did just that! My cracker contained 3 golf
tees, a joke (“What do you get when you cross a snowman and a vampire?
”) And the essential paper hat (blue) which I wore as did Omnibot
(red) as you can see in this obligatory selfie (first picture- I’m the one on the right) oh,
Omnibot’s cracker contained a plastic stencil and his joke was “What’s bad
tempered and goes with custard? Apple Grumble
”( apparently he had heard that
one before)Mrs Jones had the same joke and gift the paper hat was blue.
the Secret Santa gift exchange (I got a Mr. Rogers Funko Pop figure and he got
a rather snazzy NASA sticker) our
Christmas lunch arrived the boneless Hooter’s
chicken wings with Cajun sauce for me and half rack ribs for Mrs Jones and
Omnibot had the curly fries and it was delicious and highly recommended. Like
all good things the party came to an end and as we made our way out Omnibot
insisted that he have his photo taken with the Hooters girls! This photo will
now be pinned to our arfon.net Christmas staff party bulletin board! Big thank
you as ever to everyone at Hooters of Nottingham for playing an integral part
in our little tradition, the warm welcome and great food and for helping make
this staff party a Holly Jolly one! Merry Christmas!
© Arfon Jones 2018. All images are copyrighted throughout
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Another successful party! And good to see you treat your staff well. Omnibot must be a happy employee.ReplyDelete
He seemed happy enough! One of the waitresses mistook him for a movie star! Thinking he was Johnny Five! :)Delete