A MAN is irritating his colleagues by being self-consciously indifferent to the presidential election.
Tom Booker, an accounts administrator from Maidstone, is rising above the frantic speculation with an annoyingly philosophical approach like he is some sort of mystical guru.
Co-worker Nikki Hollis said: “The office is rife with chat about whether Donald Trump is going to annihilate us all by declaring war on China, or if Hillary Clinton is actually a robot controlled by the Illuminati, but Tom won’t join in.
“He just gives this beatific smile and says something like ‘guys, it’s out of our hands’ or ‘it’s up to America to make their choice’ and then changes the subject.
“He won’t even join in with our misty-eyed chat about how much we admire Barack Obama and secretly fancy Michelle.
“I used to think he was just a laidback guy, but his lack of hysterical overreaction is making me suspect he voted for Brexit.”
Booker said: “I just think they need to chill out. Also, I don’t understand politics and don’t want anyone to realise.”