Right about now, the Wall Street Journal editorial team, tragically left out of News Corp.'s holiday bash at the Hilton on Friday, are sitting glumly in the twelfth-floor conference room, sipping "alcoholic beverages and softer fare" and engaging in forced merriment at their one and only holiday party. "I thought we were the crown jewel," moaned one staffer, who sent us this haiku summing up the festivities:
Make merry, they said.
Cake. Cookies. Juice. Soda cans.
But we ate at our desks.
The saddest invitation in the world is after the jump.
Sent: Monday, December 10, 2007 11:08 AM
To: WSJ.COM NewsStaff
Subject: Be of good cheer...
It has been an eventful year. Let's swap stories and good cheer over food and alcoholic beverages and softer fare at WSJ.com's unofficial holiday party. Come one, come all.
When: Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2007, from 5 p.m.
Where: 12th Floor, Large conference room
Please RSVP with a one-liner so we know how much food and beer to procure. See you there.