I think I must have had a silent beacon that said "come hither and tell me all your problems".
I didn't really need this today. I am neck deep in money and staffing issues and the last thing I wanted was to be used as a wailing wall.
My desk has a radiator next to it and one by one they came, perched on the heat with their cups of coffee and poured out their grumps and groans. Don't get me wrong, I have a good pair of ears, but today was one of those times when all I wanted to do was tell them to go and get a life. I didn't, I smiled sweetly and tried to continue juggling numbers in my head.
What is wrong with them? We all like a little grumble every now and again and working with an all female workforce allows you to offload those little everyday irritants called 'the men in our lives'. The trouble is, that I really did have a lot to do, yes really! Maybe I should have offered them a cup of this ........