IT IS too late for co-workers to ask an office temp what her name is, experts have confirmed.
Colleagues have been passing the short-term contract worker in corridors for the past six weeks, while going to great lengths to avoid using her name.
Sales administrator Nathan Muir said: “Instead of having to say her name, I’ve been gesturing at her like the Fonze when I see her, clicking my tongue, or just saying a really long ‘heeeeeeeey!’
“I’ve shared too many morning greetings and knowing smiles about the coffee machine to admit I don’t know her name now. I think we both know I don’t know it but, as with my marriage, it’s easier to continue living the lie.
“Hopefully her contract will end soon and I can make a fresh start with the new temp.”
Emma Bradford, the temp’s team leader, said: “I’ve been hoping to overhear someone else using her name but I’m starting to feel like nobody else can remember it either.
“Maybe I’ll just call her an obviously wrong name like ‘Rainbow’ and let her correct me.”