Wednesday, 23 September 2009

We take pity

I am having trouble typing this but I actually feel a bit sorry for Ted.

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 am sure the last one was Rob. I hate him

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...

9 comments:

  1. woooo. Sounds like a lil' ole romance de bureau is on its way...excellent blog fodder, if nothing else!

    I think you should add the following rules to the list...

    - Junior staff are not to look directly at Senior Management.

    - Junior Staff will not start conversations, and will only contribute to such if their contribution is explicity solicited

    - All Senior Management will have Tea and/or Coffee with Jaffa Cakes on desks before 8.45 am. This will be provided by Junior Staff and will be at the expense of the said Junior Staff.

    - Oral relief to be provided to Senior Management in the Senior Managment lavatory facilities by Junior Staff on a rotating basis. The rota will be drawn up by Sir Ted and will feature male, female and transgendered staff (you know who you are).

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  2. Aww Kate you should apply for sainthood!

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  3. Youre gonna get into trouble!!

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  4. Thanks for visting TF. I'll be back to read more of yours soon. But afraid I've got a chicken to stuff, the little blighter is running around headless causing mayhem at the moment ;-) Here, chicky ! TFx

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  5. Ahh, the drunken, slurring text.. amazing how us males slur and horn even in type... fantastic! :)

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  6. I will have to read the back story to catch up! [I was going to say that I'll have to look up your back passage, but that would be rude. Many apologies!]
    Sx

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  7. OMG! I so want to read more. I can't log on from work though so I'll have to wait.

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