TITLE: Girl (Dot) Com
GENRE: Adult Women's Fiction (Romantic Comedy)
Barrie has just seen the guy of her dreams – her genius colleague Josh – hooking up with Cherry, a company receptionist at an after-work happy hour. Her drunk administrative assistant and confidant Auggie just told her she knew this was bound to happen, much to Barrie’s surprise.
“She has? And hey, how do you know this?”
“Oh, c’mon now, all us Admins gossip, too – you think it’s that interesting doing the shit work? No offense, there, Bar, ‘cause you give me interesting stuff to do – but some of the admins are hokey little idiots who think this is the big time. And Cherry’s one of them.”
“So what does that have to do with anything?”
“Cherry’s been after Josh for a while now, and I think he might be shitfaced enough to go for it.” She wiped her hand across her damp forehead.
“How come I didn’t know any of this? When the hell did all this happen?” Annoyance bloomed into anger.
“She tried once at the Christmas party last year, but he didn’t go near her. I think he was nursing a broken heart. But she keeps trying, and he might be just wasted enough to let it happen.”
“Damn, Barrie, you sound like my three-year-old nephew. Why, why why!”
“Oh, you know what I mean,” I said. And I calmed down, as I didn’t need to kill the messenger.
“I know. Anyways, he’s been ignoring her for a while. She’s cute and nice and all, but s***, what the hell do they have in common?”
“Yes! Exactly! And shouldn’t he be more of a decent guy and just tell her to go away?” And with that, the boss/underling line has been crossed.
“Barrie, even decent guys need to get laid sometimes.” Wisdom from drunks.