Every office* contains certain elements one wishes to avoid having too much contact with. There’s the Sexy Jailbait, and their inverse, the Office Letches. There are the Toxics and the Complainers and the People Who Hang Out and Talk About Work All the Time. But out of all of these potentially dangerous friends to fall in with, there is one that is worse than the rest. One that will suck you in, beguiling you with openness, its innocent familiarity, all the while corroding your insides and wreaking havoc on your outside until one day you realize your relationship has transformed you from a relatively normal-looking person into a bloated shadow of your former self. It is, the Wall Street Journal reports, the office candy dish.
Watch your back (fat)!
* Except at New York magazine, which has none of these.