After his list of rules the mood in the office which since my little addition now has the following additions:
- Employees must bow when entering the room
- Smiling will not be tolerated
- Anyone found with chocolates will have to write fifty lines
- A school uniform must be worn at all times
- An office rabbit will be introduced
I think it is safe to say the rules won't be enforced and Ted is looking glum despite his incredibly irritating tendencies I feel sorry for him. I think deep down there might be a nice person struggling to get out.
I chat to Jamie to see what he thinks. I tell him I feel bad for Ted and he openly laughs at me,
"Katie you would feel bad for a mass murderer if you saw them looking upset."
"But I feel bad for him." I protest. "Please? Please?"
Jamie rolls his eyes at me but smiles and even manages to get Rob on board. They decide to take Ted to the pub that evening and have a chat – just to try and help him fit in. I think this is a good idea and demand a full update in the morning. Jamie texts me at seven and says "we're still there - Ted is ok when you get him away from Jay"
I text back:
"See I was right! Ha! Remember Ted is still the boss don't not drink too much x"
He responds a few hours later with:
“Ted and beer and rob and me drinming. More fun with you there too xxx”
I feel partially flattered and partially worried. I hope he isn’t saying anything incriminating. My phone rings again at ten to midnight and I hastily cancel the call. I get a text saying “thinking of you Katie xxx”
Must not flirt with workmates. Must not!
I don't reply. Oh God tomorrow could be interesting...