For bunking out of the office Christmas party.

In my defence:
1) I had a cold (slightly) – the excuse I gave to my boss when she asked me if I was going.
2) I am antisocial – and so the ‘getting to know’ people bit would not be exactly succesful.
3) I am new – and so don’t feel bonding required at Christmas parties
4) None of the people around me seemed to be going – so why should I?