Picture the scene, I’m in my office merrily typing away, busy as a little bee when out of the corner of my eye I see an e-mail arrive. I know by the title what it means, one of my colleagues wants me to proof read his work. I think to myself I’m just too busy today and I’ll have to tell him.
Next thing the corridor door opens and he peeks his head around the corner.
Me: I’m too busy, I’m not looking at your report (as I rhyme off a list of all the things I have to get done).
Him: Will you just open it up and have a look at the spacing.
Me: No, I’m too busy (as I again rhyme of previously recited list)
Him: Please, just check the spacing for me.
Me: NO! I am not doing it I am too busy!
Him: Please, just check the spacing.
Me: FFS! (as I open the e-mail)
Me: Oh ffs, would you look at the state of this……..
*OCD kicks in*
Me: So if you do this and this, and a little bit of this too……..
Looking up I see my colleague grinning and realise I have just done what I swore I was not going to.
Me: Bollox! You played me like a fiddle!
They know me so well.