BEING petty in the work place is the main reason people go to work in the morning.
Researchers found that pathetic, work-based squabbles about biscuits, staplers and unwashed cups provided greater incentive than a promotion or a pay rise.
Office worker, Mary Fisher, said: “At home I couldn’t give a flying toss if my husband doesn’t wash his cup straight after using it.
“But at work, it’s like a feast. A huge passive-aggressive feast.”
Fisher explained that she starts by leaving a ‘little note’ and then ‘ramps it up’ by mentioning the unwashed cup while standing next to someone’s desk.
She added: “It makes me feel magnificent.”
Fisher’s colleague Tom Booker said: “Someone brought in a big tin of Roses last Christmas. But I fucking hate this place and everyone in it, so I took out all the purple ones and hid them.
“I didn’t even eat them myself. I just wanted to make sure none of these arseholes did. It was better than sex.”