let’s start with the statistics:
are three people who work in this company: TBE (aka The Boss
Erratic), Colleague Crafty and me. That’s not even enough to fill
Out Of Favour (OOF) shop (where I work) is about twenty seconds away
from the New Favourite (NF) shop (where I don’t work), which is
just around the corner.
the day both shops become self-service operations (oh, wouldn’t
TBE love that: no staff [i.e. me] to whine on about employment
of us working
in each shop. That’s two thirds of the workforce hanging out
within twenty seconds touching distance of each other at any one
there is a high probability that
when I am working in the OOF shop, TBE is very often just around the
corner in the NF shop; twenty seconds away.
twenty seconds away. TBE is
twenty seconds away. Very frequently.
haven’t clapped eyes on TBE for three and a half months.
and a half months.
and a half months is a long time.
and a half months is at least fourteen weeks.
and a half months is over a quarter of a year.
just disappeared. Run away. Gone. Totally absent.