Office politics. It’s everywhere. With all the ills going on the world, you’d think that we’d manage to put our daily differences aside and concentrate on the job in hand. But there it is, rearing its head again. The guy who always turns up late and gets away with it. The annoying so-and-so who plays his music a little too loud. The boss with the slightly over-patronising tone. The halfwit who always seems to forget stuff. And the irritation of visiting the coffee machine to find that someone has emptied the coffee and neglected to refill it.
For this last irritation in particular, why not try a dose of Terry Tate? This is an old one for the Americans. The character aired a few years ago – a product of Reebok’s half-time Superbowl commercial. Every office needs one.