Continuing our festive season survival guide, we try to sidestep embarrassing encounters under the office mistletoe

There’s always someone who sneaks a bit of mistletoe into the office and hangs it over a main thoroughfare in order to catch people out.

You can of course devise detours to facilitate an “unkissed journey” but sooner or later you will be in a rush, your barriers will be down and – bingo! You’ll have to land a smacker on the most aesthetically challenged colleague in the office.

Shut your eyes, count to 10 and get it over with. And may this be a lesson to you never to need the toilet again.