Marie’s Answer: To avoid attracting attention, you’ll need to blend in with these boozy partygoers. The simplest strategy is to keep a nonalcoholic beverage in your hand at all times. Orange juice, soft drinks, and sparkling water are available at almost every bar. If you’re holding a glass, your abstinence will be less obvious.
Avoid making pronouncements about being a teetotaler. If someone offers to fetch you a drink, just say “No, thanks. I’ll get something in a little while.” In response to direct inquiries, give a simple but true reply: “Unfortunately, I’ve found that alcohol really doesn’t agree with me, so I’ll just keep sippng on my soda.”
During the party, maintain a cheerful and friendly attitude. As long as you seem to be enjoying yourself, people are less likely to speculate about your alcohol consumption. If obnoxious co-workers make rude or intrusive comments, simply change the subject or end the conversation.
Finally, keep all observations about party behavior to yourself. If you want your colleagues to quit bugging you about being sober, you must never mention the stupid things they do when they’re drunk.
For more Office Coach office party tips, check out The Holiday Office Party: Career-builder or Career-killer?
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