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zondag 25 juli 2010

My boss is a smurf

Every time my boss walks into my office, I feel a little sick. One look at his face and my hands start shaking. My throat tightens and my head feels heavy. "Good morning", I reply to his grunt.
He is a short man, with a constant red face and due to his size (or rather, the absence of it) he suffers from a typical Napoleon Complex.

He shouts at his employees and is constantly angry with the rest of the office and the world. He finds everyone, except himself, incompetent. But he wouldn’t dare telling this to his peers or his superiors in their faces, because on top of being angry at everyone, he is a coward. So he shouts from his office into my office how he feels about his boss, his colleagues and the board of directors. But whenever they come in, he is a smiling geisha, sucking up to his boss and the board.

About his feelings towards us, he is a little more specific. He makes mean little jokes that are hurtful, but hard to respond to, without breaking down in tears. And because his superiors believe he is a good guy, we are completely at the mercy of his fickle moods.

My boss is the talk of the day between my colleagues and me. Every chance we get, we are discussing strategies to get rid of him. We love to Photoshop pictures of him dressed up as a Smurf, but it doesn’t do us much good. We have been doing this for past few months and the situations remains unchanged.

Sometimes it feels like he is Mel Gibson and we're his allegedly abused ex-girlfriend, Oksana. This week we discussed another strategy: the Mel Gibson strategy. Inspired by Oksana, we see the limitless possibilities of the iPhone voice recorder in combination with YouTube. No longer do we feel suppressed. It is time for revenge and it will be sweet. And just like Oksana, we won’t settle for less than half of what he owns.

Too bad for us, he isn’t as wealthy as Mel.

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