Office holiday parties are kind of like the proms of the corporate world.
They're a little awkward and a little cheesy (but, you know, between us, you're totally looking forward to it). People drink way too much, exhibit lapses in judgement, have false senses of confidence, then drink some more. You're best friends with everyone, confessions come out, you hate everyone, and things get sloppy. And then the next morning you wake up, not quite sure what you did to make everyone be giving you the stink-eye, but positive that you can't go another second without a big, greasy bacon, egg, and cheese sandwich.
OK, so the above scenario leans a little to the extreme, but you get the point: It's important to be mindful of what and how much you drink. Of course, it's important that you have a good guage of your office's corporate environment. (Can you joke with your supervisor about how you were out at the bar until 3 a.m. last night? Or are you keeping that hangover tightly under wraps?) But regardless of whether or not you work in the coolest, most laid-back office to ever grace the professional landscape, chances are you don't want to be that guy whose drunken party picture everyone is emailing around the following Monday.
To that end, we've put together some helpful guidelines to the worst types of drinks to order at your office holiday party.