Office Survival Tip: Thanksgiving Potlucks
Office Thanksgivings are one of the best Office Holidays. It’s a time for co-workers to gather round and give thanks for the upcoming time off and general lack of productivity that settles in around the Holidays. It’s also a time to eat large quantities of lukewarm, mediocre food as part of the Office Thanksgiving Potluck tradition.
Of course as an office worker, you will be expected to contribute to the Office Thanksgiving Potluck, even if you have no interest in eating large quantities of lukewarm, mediocre food. But on the bright side, no one is really expecting anything spectacular from you in the food-making department.
I believe that food-making is best left to the experts (e.g. the Keebler elves, Colonel Sanders, Mrs. Fields, or the Bagel Bites people), but if you feel compelled to actually cook something, keep it simple, preferably something out of a box, where the only extra ingredient needed is water. This is not the time for you to try to show off your self-appointed Paula Dean cooking skills. Your made from scratch apple pie will not bring forth awe and appreciation from your co-workers. Instead you’re just going to annoy everyone else who was perfectly content half-assing things until you showed up with your painstakingly handcrafted treat. And besides, you’ll certainly rouse the ire of the Cubicle Gods who will smack you down for your pride at the next potluck when Susan brings in a triple-tiered organic pumpkin cheesecake.
Remember, the best way to sail smoothly through an Office Thanksgiving Potluck is with limited effort. If you need some ideas, the traditional Thanksgiving 2 liter of Sprite is always appreciated, and holiday themed Oreos are always a safe bet. Hell, even if you bring in a bag of cheese cubes that still beats out the guy who brought the can of yams.