By Braddah Lance
By one of the many definitions for da word "politics" by www.thefreedictionary.com, it's "the often internally conflicting interrelationships among people in a society [office]."
Now we all know there's jockeying and manuvering to "position" oneself with da powahs dat be so dat if one day you may actually get wat you want if you kiss enough okole but one office "politic" dat seems to affect everybody one way or anoddah is.......
If you work in an open shared office, not a room, you know wat I mean. There's a "designated area" for da grinds dat's open to "everybody", there's da only "your hui" stash and then of course you get your own private stash usually kept in your drawers cause it's too good to share.
I would have to say one of da biggest "political manuver" is da "I brought some ono kine grinds but nevah make/buy enough so I gotta pick and choose who I give to" move.
How do you do it? Do you pass it out wen "dat" person no stay or wen bathroom? Do you secretly walk around and tell da people you giving to, "shhh, I no mo' enough so take one and shhh". Or do you blantantly give out to your peeps and leave those oddahs out?
How's about those who was away while da food was out and by da time s/he came back was all gone?
We all get 'em. We all know 'em. Those buggahs we just "no like" but have to work with. Those buggahs who no share. Those buggahs who always take but no give. Those buggahs who NEVAH bring anything to share evah..... but always take anyways!
Yeah, you know wat I stay talking about cause you probably either had da image of da person pop into your head just now or you wen give one quick "spock you out stink eye" at him/her eh? No lie.
But da one dat really irks da crap out of me is da "leech". Dat's da person dat cruz around and once da nose gets a whiff of food stay migrating to da source and like try make like Mr/Ms. Aloha and talk story and make all friendly friendly and then moves in for da kill.......
LEECH: "ohhhh, dat smells soooo ono.... "
SUCKAH: "It does yeah...... you like one?"
LEECH: "No. I no like." (but still spocking 'em out)
SUCKAH: "Fo' realz, you like one?"
LEECH: "You surah?" (got da "you fell dat one?" look)
SUCKAH: "Yeah, take one."
LEECH: "Oh tanks eh!"
I nevah seen one leech move so fast.
How you going ack eh? No can be one snob. No can be anti. And fo' surah no can "rude". You know wat? If da "leech" at least share back once in awhile at least save face but how often you see dat?
Anybody got leeches in their office? Takers but no givers? Those who ALWAYS bring in grinds? Those who NEVAH bring in grinds? Do you make a plate for a friend who happens to be away from his/her desk at da moment knowing dat da food going be gone before he/she comes back? Or are you one dat says, "snooze you lose"?
How's about those who take 'seconds' BEFORE everyone has their 'firsts'? Or da one's who take more than a 'serving' on their first pass?
How's your food politics?