Goodbyes

Sometimes they’re sad. Sometimes they’re drunk.

Bon voyage-ing down Broadway for Anthony.

Bon voyage-ing down Broadway for Anthony.

Typically I find that when they’re drunk, they’re less sad. At least until you get to the very final moment – the moment when you really have nothing left to do but “say goodbye.” And then really, if tears do fall, you’re probably just drunk crying – does that count? I honestly love that part.

You see how useful drunkenness is?

And so, when the time came for our rockstar 20-something MBA candidate intern to return to his native France after six months serving as the only real dedicated form of “assistance” I’ve ever had at work, I decided the whole team had to get drunk together to send him off. Because I couldn’t let anyone see me cry FOR REAL.

Only drunk cry.

And drunk cry I did, this past Friday night. Just a weeeeee bit.

Really, though – this kid is special. He’ll be hot shit some day. But I doubt he’ll ever go to six bars in a row after a full work day with his coworkers again.

Bon Voyage, Anthony! You made our work days easier and our happy hours a little rougher the next morning. Here’s to your future, and to our long-gone 20s.

What's more apropos than putting our knowledge of French stereotypes on display?

What’s more apropos than putting our knowledge of French stereotypes in the glaring spotlight?

Red is one of the French colors -- right?

Red is one of the French national colors — right?

That one time... When the intern showed the security guard at Burger King how to pull his pants down like a real American dude...

That one time… When the intern showed the security guard at Burger King how to pull his pants down like a real American dude…

A group of coworkers very happy to have an intern. And very drunk.

A group of coworkers very happy to have an intern. And very drunk.

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See all our pics of the epic farewell French bar crawl here.

 

 

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2 thoughts on “Goodbyes

  1. Marge Wisniewski says:

    I wish I could have been there to drink a toast to the intern! Even though I am a lightweight in the drinking department! From one MBA to another —– “Bon Voyage and Good Luck!!!” Come back to America soon!

  2. Carla says:

    Looks like you guys had a blast. Love the drunk videos. And I’m glad someone else drunk cried for a change (even though it was for a good reason- me, who needs reasons??).

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