It is going to be a long time away, but the boss has already started to think about what the company is going to do for a Christmas party this year. Of course last year he thinks that he sort of dropped the ball on this front last year and he also figured out that he can write off just about anything. So right now we are looking at getting a corporate entertainment agency to book the main attraction for a pretty decent show. It is not like we are going to hire Bruce Springsteen, but he seriously asked me what that would cost him. I thought he was joking, but he really wanted to know. Of course he only wanted to know for the sake of having a gauge to measure the cost of a local band. I guessed that it would likely cost a couple million dollars, because obviously you get the Boss and a huge stage band with about twenty people involved.
At any rate this is going to be a really big deal. He is going to rent the ball room of a big hotel, the Four Seasons and hire the entertainment for a show. Obviously if people want they should rent a room at the hotel, I am supposed to talk to the legal department about how much liability we have. If you serve a lot of free booze to people they could easily get drunk and then do dumb things. People do that all of the time and if you are liable, then you might be made to pay for the damages. In some cases that could be trivial, but obviously if there are catastrophic effects that could also lead to similar damages. It is something that we need to think about as a business.