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The office party: a bad idea we cannot live without

Office holiday parties are a wreck we can’t resist. Talk about asking for trouble. And, yes, joy.337px-Gift_box

We spend all year in captivity and on our best behavior, proceeding diplomatically, saying and doing the right thing. No one doubts that this protocol is necessary. This is not the burden of our conformity or a failure of the imagination. Something as complicated and fraught as an office can’t run without drama that is tightly written, exquisitely acted and fastidiously dispatched. Shonda Rhimes, eat your heart out.

For the rest of this post, go to the New York Times here, please.