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15 Awkward Situations You’ll Only Find In A British Office

by on May 28, 2014
 

Let’s face it. Brits are the world’s leading authority in awkward workplaces – but dealing with people who are different from ourselves shouldn’t be so tough. That’s why Scope are out to make those everyday exchanges with disabled people less awkward.

1. Entering the toilet at the same time as a colleague.

15 Awkward Situations You’ll Only Find In A British Office

2. Leaving the toilet at the same time as a colleague.

15 Awkward Situations You’ll Only Find In A British Office

3. Basically anything involving the toilet.

15 Awkward Situations You’ll Only Find In A British Office

4. Being forced into small talk in the lift.

15 Awkward Situations You’ll Only Find In A British Office

5. You’ve ignored half the office’s friend requests.

You've ignored half the office's friend requests.

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6. Borrowing a stapler without causing offence.

15 Awkward Situations You’ll Only Find In A British Office

7. You’re afraid to touch the office radio, no matter how crap the music is.

15 Awkward Situations You’ll Only Find In A British Office

8. You don’t quite catch someone’s name on their first day, so you just never speak to them again.

15 Awkward Situations You’ll Only Find In A British Office

9. You can’t work out if you should stand or sit when talking to this colleague.

You can't work out if you should stand or sit when talking to this colleague.

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Seriously, which is less weird for him?

10. Every aspect of the Christmas party.

15 Awkward Situations You’ll Only Find In A British Office

Every. Single. Bit of it.

15 Awkward Situations You’ll Only Find In A British Office

11. The dread of being the first person to take a biscuit in a meeting.

The dread of being the first person to take a biscuit in a meeting.

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12. …or the last one.

...or the last one.

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Dare I eat thee?

13. Your boss gets your name wrong. You don’t correct her.

15 Awkward Situations You’ll Only Find In A British Office
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That’s your new name now. Enjoy.

14. Kicking someone out of a meeting room makes you feel like the worst person in the world.

15 Awkward Situations You’ll Only Find In A British Office

15. Saying goodbye to a colleague…

15 Awkward Situations You’ll Only Find In A British Office

Then realising you walk home the same way.

15 Awkward Situations You’ll Only Find In A British Office

 

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