Y’all remember that in #OS: BUSINESS WITH PLEASURE, Geeky Looks stole Bubble Gum’s idea? And Red Tie mentioned a rule that scored him high points with his client, yeah?
WHAT WAS THAT RULE ALL ABOUT?
WHAT IS BUBBLE GUM GOING TO DO ABOUT GEEKY LOOKS?
#OS by ShaiOnTheProwl and yours truly, aims at bringing to life the different kinds of personalities, characters and all shades of incidents that occur in offices – some office-worthy, some not! BUBBLE GUM, RED TIE, SKIRT and BLUE TIE will be showing you all kinds of emotions that flow during interactions with colleagues, which we are pretty sure many of you will resonate with!
If you read one of #OS stories (or more) that gives you a “this is so my office people!” moment, comment, share with them, and feel free to share your stories with us too!
We hope you enjoy these stories as much as we enjoyed writing them!
Read #OS1 – MAKE AN APPOINTMENT here
Read #OS2 – BE MINDFUL here
Read #OS3 – MPs, MOODS & MONDAY MORNINGS here
Read #OS4 – BUSINESS WITH PLEASURE here
“Geeky Looks has started with his pompous ‘I’m better than you all’ attitude!” Skirt started as she placed her bag on Bubble Gum’s table.
“What did he do this time?! Tell me, let me finally have a reason to fvck him up real good…” Bubble Gum looked like she was ready to start a fight.
Skirt giggled, “Oh I forgot you still hate him for stealing your ideas. Let that one go dear.”
“The hell I will! Just tell me what he did first!”
“Ok, so you know the company sent him for this training last week… You remember it, yeah? So as I was clocking in, I overheard him telling one of his teammates that they taught them the 10-20-30 rule of presentations and he wasn’t going to tell that one what it was. I could tell that one really wanted to know what that rule is about! To be honest, I do too.”
“Is that so?” Bubble Gum straightened her hair out and got out of her hair, ruler in hand.
“Where are you going?” Skirt asked as she watched her friend stroll to the center of the room.
Hip swayed to one side, hitting ruler on her other palm, Bubble Gum cleared her throat, “Can I have your attention, people. Good morning. I just wanted to share a very useful tip with all of us to morning.” She was staring directly at Geeky Looks.
She continued, “It is a tip for slideshow presentations… According to the 10, 20, 30 rule, your slides should not be more than 10, that helps you to not spend more than 20 minutes presenting them and all your font sizes shouldn’t be less than 30. Thank you. Feel free to buy me lunch.”
She walked back to her cubicle, winking at Geeky Looks who looked like he was about to explode.
Skirt had a proud smile on her face.
(Bubble Gum is out for blood, people! Bubble Gum whooping ass with a ruler!)
“Hey Red,” Blue Tie hailed Red Tie as he parked his car. “How was your weekend?”
Red Tie got out of the car, “the weekend was tough. I spent it struggling throughout.”
“What or who were you struggling with?” Blue Tie asked.
“I had a torrid time struggling with the 10, 20, 30 rule,” Red Tie responded as they walked towards the reception.
“Hmmmm, is that another one of your weekend escapades? Those stand for what now?”
“Hey, easy horse. It’s simply the rule for slide show presentations. The slides should not be more than 10, so that I do not spend more than 20 minutes presenting them and all my font sizes shouldn’t be less than 30.”
“Oh, I didn’t know that. Still, I see no reason why that should have been difficult,” Blue Tie said.
“Well, it shouldn’t. If your mind didn’t contrive to keep straying and thinking of certain sizes that come in inches, every time you try to remember the rules.”
Read more short stories by the RebelKween here