CAMPAIGN DIARY: I’M ONLY A PUNTER BUT ..

Surely I wasn’t alone in my disbelief of the Office Angels survey that revealed our hatred of the more bizarre idiosyncrasies of our colleagues.

Surely I wasn’t alone in my disbelief of the Office Angels survey

that revealed our hatred of the more bizarre idiosyncrasies of our

colleagues.



Hopefully we aren’t all as anally retentive as the respondents. They

seemed to be outrageously preoccupied with their colleagues’ loud

gossiping, or with their coffee-making routines.



I don’t know about any of you, but whether or not I am made a coffee by

the girl who sits two desks away doesn’t irk me in any way. If anything,

I’m happy if she doesn’t because then I don’t have to return the

favour.



I can also fully understand why people restrict their coffee-making to

just one or two cups. If they didn’t, they’d end up spending most of

their working day feeding and watering their colleagues.



As for gossiping loudly, that is nothing compared to someone who screams

into their telephone for the best part of the day discussing the

intimacies of their love life. These are generally the same people who

will turn around gesticulating wildly if you dare to have a conversation

in their vicinity.



And for all that we laughed at St Luke’s staff arguing about flowers in

a recent documentary, flowers remain an issue. We all know one person

who regularly receives a flamboyant bunch of flowers from that week’s

boyfriend and proceeds to take the scenic route around the building. I

can’t be the only one to harbour the thought of sending her some dead

flowers to see if she displays such pride in them. Somehow I doubt

it.



Send your rants to Diary Editor, Campaign, 174 Hammersmith Road, London

W6.



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