especially when you're invited to someone else's company's holiday soiree (with open bar and hotel food crackling under hot lamps) and in light of the fact that your company's doing its damndest to try and stay solvent and the last thing on their mind is finger foods and beer selection. betty in accounting or prime rib with hollandaise sauce for 200? unfortunately betty's getting the ax anyway but not before she trains her replacements half a world away. so it's not much of a toss-up. but i do know someone around here will be eating well no matter what happens. let's hope they show us all a little ebenezerly love and at least pass the leftovers.