The Innocent Pest

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Thank God it’s Monday!™ We all know this person from back in elementary school—the suck up. Sure, they disappeared back in middle school, kept hiding throughout high school and college, but now, they’ve reemerged—right in your office!

They seek out every opportunity to shoot the breeze with the boss. They offer phony compliments to the management team. But when nobody else is watching, they step all over you. Let’s hope you don’t have one of those. But if you do, what do you do?

First of all, realize that you are not the only one who’s aware of this. And even if others are not consciously aware of what’s going on, we as humans have a way of sensing when something is not legit. Secondly, you can choose to not let it bother you! I know, I know. Easier said than done—but there’s so much truth in that single thought.

As far as I’m concerned, the suck up is annoying but harms nobody. Your boss, no doubt, sees it too. Life is all about the characters we cross paths with. That’s what makes things interesting. Choose to enjoy this innocent pest.

Have a great Monday!


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