Our office really gets into the Christmas spirit. Each pod (A-F), plus the offices and front desk decorate their areas starting on the day after Thanksgiving. We all vote for our favorites in 3 categories: Most Creative, Best Holiday Theme, and Best Overall. This year the business office won best overall with their Polar Express theme. Pods B&C tied for best holiday theme (B with Candy Christmas and C with Poinsettias), and Pod D won most creative with Santa’s North Pole Clinic. Pics are coming soon….
Last week we had our staff Christmas party at lunch. We did a big potluck lunch that included all the attendings, residents, nurses, and office staff. Dr. A led the festivities, which included making us all sing the 12 days of Christmas (and for the second time in my short residency career, I had to stand in front of the crowd and lead them in song).
Dr. A introduced us to a new type of kiss game during the party. He picked 18 “volunteers” from the crowd, separated them into 2 teams, and had them square off against each other, literally head to head at times.
No, there was no mistletoe or actual kissing involved. In the center of the room was a table with a bowl full of Hershey kisses. Each team member had to run to the bowl, unwrap the kiss with hemostats, and eat the kiss.
The first team to get through everyone won. It was a very close call, but due to Dr. Oz’s adept hemostat skills, the left side of the room beat the right by about a 2 second margin.
Merry Christmas to everyone!