Friday, 23 April 2010

Office Characters #2

The Manchild

The Manchild is a curious breed of fellow, almost exclusively found in the Media habitat. Most often designers, these are people often with the body, debt and responsibility of a 35 year old, and the mind of a 12 year old. Fond of juvenile conversation (which I am partial too myself on occasion) and a slave to the Xbox360, these guys love a good office prank.

Yet with the mind of a 12 year old, they are not always the most sophisticated of office pranks. "Let's sellotape their phone down, that would be hilarious". "We could cover his screen with post-it notes saying wanker on".

What are the typical clothes of a Manchild, I hear you ask?
Well, an ironic T-shirt, baggy jeans and big white trainers of course. Shirts and thin black ties are reserved for special occasions.

Typical behaviour:

Getting over excited when office snacks (or free samples) arrive
Spending all of their money within one week of payday
Ordering burgers or a steak on team lunches
Drinking glasses of milk (meant to be used for tea) in the office
Flipping people the bird behind their hands

"I know you are, I said you are but what am I?"
"I don't like your attitude"
"Don't touch what you can't afford"

We all know one, and we love them, they are certainly characters. A bit like dumb dogs with unquestioning faith and love for their owner.

Some people just don't want to grow older.