Thursday, August 26th, 2010
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Drinking During Work: The Extension

Many of you have complained that you were notified about National Duck Out For A Drink Day too late to properly celebrate the occasion. I am sympathetic to your plea, and also deeply moved by the fact that it is, at least here in New York, an absolutely gorgeous day. So, by the power vested in me by the Internet, I hereby declare today, August 26th, to be National Duck Out For A Drink Day (Observed). Tell your friends and co-workers! But mark your calendars for next year, though; I have better things to do than spend my days encouraging you to leave work to knock back a quick shot. Oh, wait, I don't. Anyway, Happy Holidays!

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It's like Boxing Day!

Tuna Surprise (#573)

Yesterday I stayed in the office while the bosses got drunk; today I drink with my fellow peons.

KarenUhOh (#19)

Your holiday sucks. Because it requires something "quick."

Are you Catholic?

Can you change National 7-minute blowjob month from February to March. The extra days really help.

Dave Bry (#422)

Dyslexia has me read that as "National Duck Fat Drink Day." Which, okay, but this really better only be once a year.

keisertroll (#1,117)

I thought you wrote National Fuck Dat Drink Day.

I'm not dyslexic; it's merely wishful thinking.

I manage a bar in shabby old east London (I know, what an entrance. My hands are giddily shaking. Oh, wait, that's the alcohol withdrawal.).
There is a neighbouring bar which I often duck into for a fast shot. The manager of said 'other bar' does the same in my bar. Thus, like slow, drunken ping pong, we jointly celebrate this merry festival on a weekly (indeed, nightly) basis, occasionally even chatting about the fall of civilisation, liver failure and the stabbing that happened last Tuesday.

However, today, for this special occasion, we will be having a one-off celebration of this Great Day by nipping into each other's bars whilst at work and having a quick shot.

garge (#736)

This is the dramatic structure of my fantasy romcom.

Please tell me you are hiring.

Smitros (#5,315)

What's the closest Tube stop?

@ garge: the material is cosmologically endless. There's… many nuances. I wonder sometimes when I'm going to wake up, but live in fear of the hangover.

@ Clarence Rosario: sigh, you just missed the boat, and with a name as lovely as yours, sir, we'd have certainly taken you on!

@ Smitros: Hoxton, on that newfangledly exciting "East London Line". See you in half an hour?

Smitros (#5,315)

I wish. I wish. But next time I'm in London . . .

jolie (#16)

I admire the mileage you've gotten out of this one. You, Sir, are clearly a professional!

carig (#4,986)

What if one happens to be unemployed? How do I duck out for a quick drink if I don't have a job to duck out from?

Duck into an office where people are working and distribute shots. You'll be very popular (and might even manage to end your unemployment this way).

Duck out of consciousness.

I'm actually going to go do this right now.

And I'm not even remotely kidding.

scroll_lock (#4,122)

It's a Festivus miracle!

Observed!

Ahhhhhhh.

SidAndFinancy (#4,328)

While I am intrigued, I think I'll stick with my standard Duck out for a Drink Day (Unobserved) approach. Seems more discreet.

For me, everyday is a National Duck Out For A Drink Day (Observed). Who needs one day in a year when you can celebrate everyday?

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