The New Office

I can understand the need for small businesses to downsize, but sometimes things go perhaps a little too far.

In my banking days, staff meetings were either over breakfast in the local pub once a month or a business lunch in the office with food brought in.
Obviously the bigger more important meetings involving visitors were discussed after lunch in proper restaurants, well sort of.

We don’t frequent McDs these days  (chicken burgers 19½/big macs 25½, fries 14, milkshakes 9, syn reasons why not) so I don’t know if meetings continue to be conducted there, but maybe the latest business premises is……………..
The Bathroom.

This was my scenario yesterday.
Whilst waiting for my consultant who was running almost two hours late, I decided to go to the loo and overheard part of a conversation involving business transactions and budgets. The occupant was actually shouting down the phone so I left him to it. Luckily I wasn’t that desperate unlike another patient’s companion who continued to wait outside.

Today’s technology gives us the option to conduct business or be contactable anywhere.
For the businessman, taking time out to accompany his wife for her appointment may be inconvenient.
However, perhaps the loo is not really the right place, convenient and private….. or not.




About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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