December 1stTO: ALL EMPLOYEES
I'm happy to inform you that the company Christmas Party will take place on December 23rd at Luigi's Open Pit Barbecue. There will be lots of spiked eggnog and a small band playing traditional carols … feel free to sing along. And don't be surprised if I show up dressed as Santa Claus to light the Christmas tree! Exchange of gifts can be done at that time; however, no gift should be over $10. Merry Christmas to you and your family.
Chairman of the board
December 2ndTO: ALL EMPLOYEES
The Chairman has asked me to clarify his invitation of yesterday. In no way was yesterday's memo intended to exclude our Jewish employees. We recognize that Hanukkah is an important holiday that often coincides with Christmas (though unfortunately not this year). However, from now on we're calling it our "Holiday Party." The same policy applies to employees who are celebrating Kwanzaa at this time. There will be no Christmas tree and no Christmas carols sung. Happy Holidays to you and your family. If more clarification is needed, I will follow up.
December 3rdTO: ALL EMPLOYEES
Regarding the anonymous note I received from a member of Alcoholics Anonymous requesting a non-drinking table, I'm happy to accommodate this request, but, don't forget, if I put a sign on the table that reads, "AA Only," you won't be anonymous anymore. In addition, forget about the gifts exchange– no gifts will be allowed since the union members feel that $10 is too much money.
December 7thTO: ALL EMPLOYEES
I've arranged for members of Overeaters Anonymous to sit farthest from the dessert buffet and pregnant women closest to the restrooms. Gays are allowed to sit with each other. Lesbians do not have to sit with the gay men; each will have their own table. Yes, there will be a flower arrangement for the gay men's table. Happy now?
December 9thTO: ALL EMPLOYEES
People, people — nothing sinister was intended by wanting the chairman to play Santa Claus! Even if the anagram of "Santa" does happen to be "Satan," there is no evil connotation to our own "crazy little old man in a red suit."
December 10thTO: ALL EMPLOYEES
Vegetarians — I've had it with you people!! We're going to hold this party at Luigi's Open Pit whether you like it or not, you can just sit at the table farthest from the "grill of death," as you put it, and you'll get salad bar only, including hydroponic tomatoes. But, you know, tomatoes have feelings, too. They scream when you slice them. I've heard them scream. I'm hearing them right now… Ha! hope you all have a rotten holiday! Drive drunk and die, you hear me?
December 14thTO: ALL EMPLOYEES
I'm sure I speak for all of us in wishing our company HR Director a speedy recovery from her stress-related illness. The party planning was just too much stress. I'll continue to forward your cards to her at the sanitarium. In the meantime, management has decided to cancel our Holiday Party and give everyone the afternoon of the 23rd off with full pay.
Chairman of the Boardvia eMail, Fri, 21 Dec 2001 14:35:29 -0600