Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Christmas Caroling in my Office

My mother remarked recently that she never hears people singing anymore.  She grew up with my grandmother either humming a tune or singing in the house and she (my mother) thought it odd how things have changed.

My office is kind of an open plan; management has walls, but no doors which open into a bullpen area.  Our employees are mostly Indian Christians.  We have a little Christmas tree and decorations.  This is the first office I've worked in, in Kuwait, that has allowed employees to put up a tree. That's probably because of Stella.  Not sure.   We have a secret Santa lunch every year and a lot of the Muslim employees love to get in on the fun.

Right now, I'm listening to most of our staff in the bullpen singing Chrismas carols.  It is really lovely and I'm finally getting in the Christmas spirit.  (Ok, that and because I'm gettin on da plaaaaane.)

Disclaimer:  Again, I hate it when people randomly break into song and expect you to sit around diligently like you paid to attend their personal performance.  I think I have posted about this before.  It has happened to me many times; most recently with 2 different Lebanese women on different occasions; both DEMANDING that everybody shut up and listen to them - and they were in MY house.  Faux pas.  Dayum.  Christmas carols are different.

6 comments:

Traveler said...

Six Calling Cards, Five O-n-i-o-n Rings, Four French Horns, Three Turkey Necks.....

What? No singing? But you piad extra for the singing -- are you sure? Fine. Hrumph.

Anonymous said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owK5tHjL0aE
indian version of 12 days of christmas, if you can't bet'um join'um

Anonymous said...

with lyrics
Text: A totally insufficient dowry, Two nosy in-laws, 3 butter chickens, 4 hari krishnas “Is that Indian?”, 5 Indian games “I want to be the Cowboy” 5 minutes of fame, 6 I. T. graduates, 7-11 workers, 8 Bollywood films, 9 tele-marketers “Good day, mate. This is Collin Jones. Are you wanting greater car rinse?, 10-minute yoga “Think the lotus; feel the lotus; drive the lotus.”, 11-syllable names: PEESARAVANMUTHADUBILDEKKABUS, 12 cricket ball tamperers, “I was simply checking the stitching.”

5hapimonkeys said...

Hahaha that's funny @Traveler. Have a safe flight home. The cold front is here but still a lovely day out.

Anonymous said...

Desert Girl how do I get a hold of you to give you the pink Roses I have.. bcsbwarner@msn.com

Office Space Solutions said...

Such a good way to celebrate the holidays even in the offices. Thanks for sharing.