The Christmas Party that was (or wasn’t)…and mixed views on 2021!
I see Boris is in trouble – again!
I feel so sorry for him!
Such misunderstandings can so easily happen…
Well hold on a mo…did YOU have a Christmas staff party in your office last year?
Eh…not to my knowledge!
But you’re the boss!
Look, I’ve checked this out, and I’ve been assured that IF there was a Christmas party in my office, all guidelines were adhered to!
But…YOU MUST KNOW?
Like I say, I’ve received assurances! And I think what’s important now is that we move on!
But that’s not good enough! DID YOUR OFFICE HAVE A CHRISTMAS PARTY LAST YEAR?
Okay, I can see you’re not going to give up!
So…now you’ll tell me?
Eh…I’m launching an investigation! And heads will roll if there was any breaching of guidelines!
Oh dear…you sound just like…
(They pause to check if all four Irish provinces have won in the rugby; they have)
Anyways, can’t wait for 2021 to end…
The lockdowns, the misery, Afghanistan, climate change, every effort to emerge from the pandemic quashed by new variants…sheer despair!
Ah well, at least…
AT LEAST WHAT?
At least we’re still here to tell the tale!
Fair enough…still…WHAT A MISERABLE TALE!
I know…but we’re resilient!
2021…I’m sick of it! If I hear another scientist or epidemiologist on the radio or TV, I’ll go mad!
What about a Professor of Immunology?
Same thing! I mean, where were they before this?
Well, we didn’t need them…not in full public glare, at least!
Spare a thought for the old current affairs show regulars…they haven’t had a look in since these professors and scientists emerged from the woodwork!
Where’s Joan Burton? Willie O’Dea?
At least Bernard Durkan’s still around!
(They pause to check if Bernard Durkan – or ANYONE – has won that irritatingly stubborn €19m jackpot yet)
What a year! I can’t wait to see the back of it!
It had its moments! Branson went to space! So did Shatner!
Don’t talk to me about the rich and the powerful…cavorting in space!
And Mayo took the big one!
You’ve lost the plot!
Not Sam, the White House! Joe Biden!
Tyrone romped to victory!
The oldest swinger in town came back!
Not Ronaldo…Garth Brooks!
We don’t have to worry about BS any more…
Not true! IT’S ALL BS!
Not THAT! Britney Spears! She was freed from her exile! Mind you, Joe Exotic wasn’t!
Last January…President Trump didn’t pardon Joe Exotic – of Tiger King fame – he left him in prison!
Now my mood’s even worse!
The mention of THAT slippery dude!
No, Donald not-very-exotic!
(They pause to imagine Trump returning in 2024, with Joe Exotic as his running mate)
Didn’t like 2021…
You said, you said! Still, some great sport: Katie Taylor, Leona Maguire, that win over the All Blacks, Pádraig Pearses!
And there’s so much to look forward to in January…
Dancing with the Stars is coming back! Hello? Hello? Are you still there? HELLO?