December 24, 2012


I’m not the type who spends after working hours with my colleagues, especially so after my good friends left Service. Call me paranoid, but I seem to have some issues of trust (or rather mistrust) when it comes to the people I work with. Plus, in my opinion, spending too much time with the people you already spend so much time with is unhealthy.

Ever heard of familiarity breeds contempt?

 So, yes. I try to avoid spending after hours with my colleagues, just to get a breather from them.

Last Thursday though, I thought I’d make an exception.

Despite the bleak weather, it was too beautiful a day to pass up the opportunity to socialise over a cup of good coffee and some cake. Anxious as I was (especially about the things we were going to talk about, as I hate talking about work and people at work with people I work with), my anxiety proved to be baseless. Thanks to a few good books, and our children, of course, conversations didn’t seem to run dry.

Turns out to be one of the best evenings I’ve had in a long time.

It was good to get to talk and get to know each other on a more personal basis. I’m happy to report that I’d probably (albeit only occasionally) be joining to such evenings again.  

Especially if coffee’s not on me.

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