people who work in offices.
You know the type (well you do if you work in a large office anway), they seem to walk around with a thinly veiled sneer for anyone deemed to be underneath them, but with the ability - in an instant - to turn into a sycophantic, platitude spouting creep when someone with any real authority shows up.
They usually have their own office, like drinking expensive coffee and spend about 90% of the working week going to meetings - where 80% of the time is spent talking meaningless corporate bullshit or making small talk with people they secretly hate.
They also have a habit of not holding doors open for people or bothering to say 'thanks' if anyone of lesser importance (in their own internal human league table) does them any kind of favour.
Seriously, whats with these people? I understand we all need to work and earn a living but is there really any need to act like that? I mean these people are hardly doing anything profound or ground breaking, they're usually just middle managers or marketing team leaders in an insurance office or something like that - its hardly brokering a middle east peace deal is it!
Do you know anyone like this? If so how do you deal with these people? Do you think its all a front to cover up their inadequacies or do they really believe they are THAT special - if so why are they wired like this?
Sorry for the rant but I find the whole thing confusing and depressing in equal measure.