Happy (and safe) holidays from Dave's Ink!



Don't be distracted by the kids jingle belling and everyone telling you "Be of good cheer". There's a lot to watch out for this time of year.

Statistically, emergency rooms and trauma centers see an upsurge around the holidays, which is little wonder when you consider the inclement weather combined with alcohol and overloaded electrical outlets.

Besides those described in the illustration above, here's a small sampling of other potential life-threatening hazards awaiting you this winter:

(If only my snowblower threw snow as well as it throws that wrench and dismembered hand.)

So put on your boots with the studded soles, hold onto those handrailings, and let's enjoy the holidays, carefully!

Holiday Office Party decorum

Even with budget cutbacks, busy schedules, and a lingering recession, we still find time to get together with friends and coworkers to celebrate the holidays. For those still employed in the standard business model, here are a few decorum reminders for the annual holiday office gathering:

1. The punchbowl is NOT your friend.

2. Assume that everything you say or do will end up on Facebook for all to see.

3. You will have to go back to your routine and face those same coworkers at some point.

With these tips in mind, have a merry holiday season and a wonderful and prosperous New Year!