Would you believe it if I told you that I’ve only ever seen two NHL games live? Both within a week. Both were free of charge from a couple of friends. Five days ago I had a great experience where I was able to enjoy some one-on-one time with an old buddy. (Read about it here: Hockey) Tonight’s game was with a larger group from my work, so the experience was very different.
I spoke previously about altering my career path at work (Read about it here: Changing It Up) So naturally, I have entered into a different group of work friends. I’ve always been friendly with my supervisors and I like to think of myself as a relatively nice guy who is easy to get along with. I found it really welcoming to be invited to a hockey game less than two weeks after accepting my new position and join my fellow supervisors for a relaxing night out. It was a blast.
We started the night by talking about work for about five minutes, then went straight into just hanging out and having fun. The fellow who got us the tickets had box seats in the 200 Club section. All the pizza and drinks we could want was included.
There was a large couch and a big screen tv showing the feed from the game as well. So we could watch the game live or watch the game sort of live. We wandered around and socialized, never really having an assigned seat. The game was action packed. (Our home team won this time).
A big thank you to my coworkers for being so gracious and fantastic. It’s amazing how people have very different personalities outside of work. It’s great that something such as work can bring a ragtag group of individuals together over a common bond and share some great laughs.