Now that I am back in the Corporate World, I have to get used to doing corporate stuff again. Doing things like company outings. Except I don't like those kinds of things. Shocking, no?
Today was our fall outing and I totally skipped it. I ended up having a decent excuse to skip. I took off some time Monday afternoon to fulfill my duties as Emergency Contact for my nephew. So I not only had to make up time, but he also had a playoff football game tonight. Also, I was actually very busy today and was being a busy worker bee until I left. How could I go to the company outing that lasted from 4 to 6 when I had to work until 5:00?
The outing was a wine tasting. It was also nearly in Wisconsin. We had to drive ourselves because apparently, since the person in charge was not aware of any "closet wino's" [sic] at the company, why would it matter? Obviously, these people have never hung out with me.
Look, I love wine. And there are a few people at the office I wouldn't mind talking to outside of the office (one of them was out for Yom Kippur, of course). But I'm not spending at least 45 minutes in the car to go drink wine for two hours so I can turn around and drive 45 minutes home.
I'm a fun hater. I'm not a team player.
I'll totally go to the holiday thing, though. Sounds like they do it up quite well for the holiday party.