All together now.
In your best ‘Band Aid’ singing voice…
It’s Christmas time, and there’s no need to be afraid
Stop. Right there.
Actually, there are a lot of things to be afraid of.
Be afraid of some of the following as we run up to Christmas…
The GP’s ‘dance moves’ at the office do.
The GP’s wife (this doesn’t apply only to Christmas time).
The Christmas party itself. Enough said.
Staff that can no longer look at each other (after the Christmas do).
Secret Santa. Not a game. A manipulative way to make colleagues cry.
The weather. One snowflake = one receptionist ‘can’t get in’.
Complaints about the cold, the heating, the uniform, the radiators. It’s all your fault.
Inappropriate wearing of antlers.
Patients offended by said antlers
Tasteless Christmas jumpers.
More patients offended by said Christmas jumper.
Constant moans about weight issues. Whilst ingesting mountains of mince pies.
Patients. Lot of them. With colds and sore throats.
Staff. All of them. With colds and sore throats.
Staff sickness (see above).
Staff late in, wearing clothes from the night before and smelling like a bottle of cheap cider.
Other than that. As you were…..
It’s Christmas time, and there’s no need to be afraid…
(p.s. you probably have a few more to add to the list?!)