also remember having a massive faux pas the year before. had only just joined the company about 2 months before the xmas party, so didn’t know everyone in the department yet. was talking to a group of colleagues in the coffee room about the xmas party, and I asked one of them if they’d be going. He replied, ‘haha no, I don’t believe in Christmas’ , and I responded something like ‘oh yeah man, who fucking does. gotta go though to save face though!’, and then talked about how stressful buying presents was or something. Proper full on rant. turned out he was a Jehovas Witness, and was prohibited from attending because of his faith. Kind of felt a bit bad about that now.