Author’s Note: Mom + Pop Culture are a couple of real characters. They could be you and me. Or not. Every so often, I eavesdrop on their conversations. Let’s listen in on what they’re saying right now about the trend in company parties for the 2017 holiday season…

MOM (reading her digital device): Well, I am not surprised.

POP: By what, pray tell?

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MOM: How some companies are reacting to the whole sexual harassment craze.

POP: A bit of a witch hunt in some cases, if you ask me.

MOM: I beg your pardon?!

POP:  Never you mind. How are they reacting?

MOM: According to this HR company, there’s a trend this year to downsize holiday business parties.

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