Me: You know, instead of reading that book, you could actually help me do some work.

Co-worker: I’m not technically reading. It’s a book of photos.

Me: I know, I know. I just assumed that looking at a picture book would be the closest you’d ever get to reading, and I wanted to sound encouraging.

Co-worker: Cheeky fuck.

Me: But hey, it’s a step up from your usual books. At least these pictures don’t ‘pop up’, like the last best seller you presumably thumbed through. And I know, chapter three when the little dog found the ball was riveting, and I’ll be damned if I didn’t cry at the end of chapter six when little Timmy found his teddy bear, but if we might delay conversations of contemporary literature until perhaps after you help me stock up the bar? What do you say, champ?

Co-worker: Prick.

Join the conversation! 8 Comments

  1. Hehehe lol. Friggin lazy co-workers need their bums kicked :)

  2. well done! I nominate you as “employee of the month,” congratulations.

  3. Now this is pure awesomeness!

  4. Hey! That pop-up book is my favorite!

  5. I nominated you for a Versatile Blogger Award!
    Want to check out the rules for it?
    Go here:
    Thank you for having an awesome blog :)

  6. Great post, you should entry the short story contest at the Darkjade blog.

  7. lmao…. rather cheeky chappy… we so could be friends!


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About Felix O'Shea

Felix is a guy who isn't actually a writer, but calls himself one when he wants to try to impress gullible people.


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