It was the holiday season, 2014. I had been working a lot and hadn’t made plans for the holidays. A close friend of mine worked as an assistant to 6 surgeons. She loved her job and had built a great rapport with her superiors.
My friend and I were on the phone one night, just chatting as usual. Our conversation eventually led to us discussing our plans for the holiday. I told her that I really didn’t have any plans, but that I wouldn’t mind doing something.
She then told me that one of the surgeons that she worked under had invited her, plus one, to their holiday gala. She extended an invite to me and I excitedly accepted.
I didn’t really know what to expect, but I figured it’d be a good time. My friend told me to dress formal, so I knew that this event would boast some…
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