Welcome to our short story series titled OFFICE SHENANIGANS. Should you mix business with pleasure? Learn from Bubble Gum’s experience… and then Red Tie’s!
#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
“Geeky Looks knows how to wine and dine a lady sha! I had an amazing time yesterday evening after work!” Bubble Gum was glowing as she settled into her chair.
Skirt, looked at her shaking her head in disappointment. “The same Geeky Looks I asked you to stay away from?”
“C’mon, I told you he’s harmless. You should have seen him last night! We talked about a lot of stuff! Maybe you should join us next time; he said something about Karaoke next Friday – you should step out of your stiffness and come!” Bubble Gum was rolling her eyes at Skirt now.
“So that he can he can steal my ideas after getting a couple glasses of wine into me? No, thank you!” Skirt pulled out her drawer and brought out a file.
Skirt was looking confused now, “what are you talking about?”
“You came in late, so you missed a brief meeting with MD… Geeky Looks pitched that your idea for “not just yoghurt” to him… presented it like it was his! MD was so proud! I assume you told him about it? How many glasses of wine did it take?” Skirt was looked like she was about to hit Bubble Gum on the head with the file she was holding.
“He did what?!!!” Bubble Gum got out of her chair and headed for Geeky Looks cubicle, fuming.
“I met with her finally today and it was greeaaaat,” Red announced.
Blue Tie looked up from washing his hands at the sink for a moment, “Who?” he asked, already working out in his head whom Red was talking about. From Red’s happy expression, his curiosity was already piqued.
“My ‘Client Is King’ customer.”
“Yesssss! I had to go to her office. I reckoned if we had a sit down and discussed, all will be fine.”
Blue Tie looked over at Red Tie, noting the flush in his expression, “and…” he just had to ask.
“By the time we were done, she was screaming ‘Red, you are King’. I remembered your 10, 20, 30 rule and it worked like magic. She loved my presentation and all the ideas I presented to her. She signed a cheque for ten million naira immediately to start off her new campaign. That with a dinner date at La Mango.” Red finished with a flourish.
Read more short stories by the RebelKween here