At least I assume that's what they fight about in the office. Unless they actually argue over who skanky adulteress Meredith should have chosen in Grey's Anatomy like we do in the few seconds that we bump into each other at the pantry. Over here it's usually straight to the wards or to the clinics in the wee hours of the morning with very little time in between to pick fights since we're working working working till we drop ( some literally! ).
Since I've never actually worked in an anonymous office cubicle from the proverbial 9 to 5, I've always wondered what it's like. What do a bunch of disparate folks locked up together in an office get up to? Do they squabble over who's getting the larger accounts? Do they scheme secretly in the night over ways to discredit their colleagues ( possibly burying them in the trunk of the company car )? Do they catfight over petty trifles like coveted parking lots and company bonuses?
What an ideal office dogfight should look like...
From what I overheard from a bunch of libellious ladies who lunch the other day, it sounds absolutely fascinating. Ever the good old boy, Charming Calvin always chides me for listening intently to other people's conversations - but honestly you do hear the most interesting things! Not only did they bitch about their inherently evil superior - and his overly superior, tackily dressed assistant, they also tore the already tattered reputations of their sadly absent colleagues into tiny shreds. Not even the way they walked or talked was safe from their caustic disparagements. A particularly obsequious associate - after being pilloried and reviled for her fawning behaviour - had her pathetically limited wardrobe dissected, discussed and denounced by her fellow judgmental peers.
Sounds deliciously wicked. Miranda Priestley would have been proud. Would have loved to stay on as they panned the miserable love lives of their workaholic colleagues but unfortunately I had to go back for an afternoon at work.
Wonder whether anyone's casting animadversions over here.